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Online users must digitally "sign" an End User License Agreement that describes their responsibilities and the restrictions on uses of the material. Furthermore, depositors control which portions of their video recordings may be publicly accessed. We have made the EULA prominent at login because we want to stress the responsibility inherent in using the materials.

Scholarly publishing

As the project developed and matured, scholarly publishing became a more integral part of what we were doing. As a result, we needed to support some of the functions typically maintained by academic societies and presses. Thus far, the editorial functions of the project—initial vetting, developing stylistic conventions, peer review management, and copyediting—have all been conducted from within the project. We have followed the editorial model of many journals and, aside from the nature of the content, the process is very similar. However, this aspect has been the most difficult to establish within our infrastructure. For the future, we are imagining that we would play a coordinating role but that the editorial functions would move to the places they have typically resided in the scholarly world—the academic societies. We have initiated discussions with an academic society regarding the management of the peer review process and perhaps ultimately the editorial control over published annotations for collections from a certain discipline. Collections that come out of other disciplines can conceivably be managed in the same way. The obstacles are financial and cultural. Either the society funds an editor to pay for a graduate student to handle the management editor’s duties, or the society finds a volunteer willing to do the work because it will help his or her career. At present, the former scenario is too expensive for the society to take on and, in the case of the latter, the academic culture does not seem to give enough credit for the amount of work involved in online publications. However, these are paths we continue to explore.

Collection development

We found the summer institute process we utilized during project development to be an incredibly productive and satisfying model. It is also very expensive. While we hope to do more summer institutes in the future, we know we cannot be entirely dependent on them for collection development. At present, we are providing preservation and access services as part of our collaboration on several grant projects. In some cases this is allowing us to expand our core holdings. We are also working to accommodate born-digital recordings and their promise to enlarge content with minimal investment in preservation services. Born-digital recordings offer significant cost savings because they eliminate the expensive analog-to-digital preservation transfer step. While ingesting born-digital recordings still has workflow and preservation requirements that are not as simple as one might think, the rapid change in the consumer video recording marketplace to tape-less formats is going to enable the acquisition of new collections at less cost.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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