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We should place the world’s cultural heritage—its historical documentation, its literary and artisticachievements, its languages, beliefs, and practices—within the reach of every citizen. The value of building an infrastructurethat gives all citizens access to the human record and the opportunity to participate in its creation and use is enormous,exceeding even the significant investment that will be required to build that infrastructure. The Commission is also keenly aware thatin order for the future to have a record of the present, we need legal and viable strategies for digital preservation; considerableinvestment is now required on that front as well. Investments need to be made on the basis of research, and, in this case, a good dealmore research is needed on digital preservation, tools, and uses and users of digital collections, in academic settings and beyond.

Some research is already being done. At the University of California, Berkeley, e.g., a two-year “DigitalResource Study” is looking at the “use of digital resources in undergraduate education in the humanities and social sciences” See (External Link) .

But this is only part of the realization that the Commission hopes to leave with readers of this report. In arecent public presentation of the draft findings of this report, the Commission’s chair was asked, “If your report were a completesuccess, what would be the result, five or six years from now?” The answer is two-fold. First, if this report’s recommendations areimplemented, then in five or six years, there will be a significantly expanded audience for humanities and social scienceresearch among the general public. A relatively small audience on the open Web will still be a far larger audience than scholars inthese disciplines have been able to find up to now in academic bookstores, research libraries, and print journals. Second, if therecommendations of this report are implemented, humanities and social science researchers five or six years from now will beanswering questions that today they might not even consider asking.

The Commission understands that increasing access to scholarly research and experimenting with new researchmethods both entail some risk, but it firmly and collectively believes that the risk of not doing both is far greater, in termsof the ultimate sustainability of the disciplines in question. Senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences and senioradministrators in research universities must lead the way to a new, more open, and more productive relationship with the public, and tonew ways of doing scholarship.

Questions & Answers

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
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
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
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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