Research libraries such as those on the Virginia Tech campus are moving away from being repositories of knowledge to active curators of data.
by TONIA MOXLEY | 381-167
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech researcher Emmanuel Frimpong and his team took two years to compile a database of biological traits of 809 U.S. freshwater fish species for a project funded in part by the U.S. Geological Survey.
But the team needed a new service at Tech’s Newman library to help them honor a commitment to the USGS to make that online database available to other scientists.
“I don’t think researchers across campus are aware of this service the library can provide,” Frimpong said.
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