Sunday, May 06, 2007

The impact of Internet and online libraries on how to do science

"And with the Internet, working in an out-of-the-way town like Missoula is no longer the disadvantage it once was. “People say the library is small,” said Tammy Mildenstein, a graduate student who travels between here and the Philippines to study flying foxes. “But why not get it online and watch deer out your window?”" (NYTimes, May 6, 2007)

A very nice strong statement, that access to online libraries allows to move a away from the big science centers to the places, where the questions arise, be it Montana or increasingly in the developing world. We just need to assure that all our studies are open acecss or at least in self archives.


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