Scientific numeric databases: a new research tool

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Proceedings titleComptes rendus de la neuvième Conférence canadienne des sciences de l'information
Conference9ème Conference Canadienne des Sciences de l'Information, Pointe-au-Pic, Quebec, May 27-30, 1981, May 27-30, 1981, Pointe-au-Pic, Quebec
SubjectCanada; computer programs; data retrieval and manipulation; machineable reading collection; research tools; scientific numeric databases; database systems
AbstractScientific numeric databases (SND), consisting of a machine-readable collection of critically evaluated scientific numeric data and computer programs allowing one to search, retrieve and manipulate those data, are impressive new research tools. To make these emerging tools available in Canada, CISTI has initiated a new program, entitled Scientific Numeric Databases, which is described in some detail. Special emphasis is given to the SNDs held by CISTI and the national CISTI-based network on which they are being implemented. Finally, an overview is given of the present situation in Canada with respect to the availability, generation and dissemination of this important information resource.
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AffiliationNRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number18786623
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