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1

Give a benefit of browsing pre-internet

Increased opportunity for chance discovery

2

What is a benefit of automatic annotation?

Scans data to ensure obvious errors are caught

3

Give 3 features of digital libraries

  • Online help
  • Archiving, cataloguing and curation of digital material
  • Security of digital material (can be compromised; white hat hacking)

4

Why is google scholar better that typical google?

No targeting

4

Whst is the benefit of having a joined table?

Enables complex queries

5

What is a downfall of automation of annotation?

Errors can be propagated via linked databases

6

Give 3 features of conventional libraries

  • Copyright security
  • Physical space, heating, lighting, facilities (Provides jobs; CO2 impact)
  • Archinving, cataloguing and curation of printed material

8

What 3 things do publishers contribute to publication?

  • Administration
  • Support
  • Regulation of the peer review system (certification as important as dissemination)

8

What is an archive of a databse?

The database content

9

What is the ontology of a database?

A list of defined, valid terms

10

What is another definition of a schema for a database?

An Entity-Relationship (ER) diagram

11

Why are the sequences provided by databases a minor component?

Also included are variation annotation which provides greater insight

13

Contents of databases are organised into tables; what dow the rows and columns represent?

Rows: Data entities

Columns: Fields of entity properties

14

What consequence does hyperlinking have?

Increases dimensionality; easy to get lost or lose source of information

15

Give 4 benifits of open access publication

  • Author must pay to publish from research funds
  • Immediate and free online access
  • Author retains copyright
  • Re-use with attribution permitted