Monthly Archives: March 2006

GUS – The Genomics Unified Schema

March 31, 2006


GUS – The Genomics Unified Schema

GUS – The Genomics Unified Schema
http://www.gusdb.org/

The Genomics Unified Schema (GUS) is an extensive relational database schema and associated application framework designed to store, integrate, analyze and present functional genomics data. The GUS schema supports a wide range of data types including genomics, gene expression, transcript assemblies, proteomics and others. It emphasizes standards-based ontologies and strong-typing. The GUS Application Framework offers an object-relational layer and a Plugin API used to rapidly create robust data loading programs for diverse data sources. The GUS distribution includes plugins for standard data sources. The GUS Web Development Kit (WDK) is a rich environment for efficiently designing sophisticated query-based websites with little programming required. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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OpenDOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories

March 31, 2006

OpenDOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories
http://www.opendoar.org/

The OpenDOAR service is being developed to support the rapidly emerging movement towards Open Access to research information. This will categorise and list the wide variety of Open Access research archives that have grown up around the world. Such repositories have mushroomed over the last 2 years in response to calls by scholars and researchers worldwide to provide open access to research information. OpenDOAR is building a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories, as well as archives set up by funding agencies – like the National Institutes for Health in the USA or the Wellcome Trust in the UK and Europe. Users of the service are able to analyse repositories by location, type, the material they hold and other measures. This can be of use both to users wishing to find original research papers and for third-party “service providers”, like search engines or alert services, which need easy to use tools for developing tailored search services to suit specific user communities. Each of the OpenDOAR repositories has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded. This in-depth approach gives a quality-controlled list of repository features. In addition, while reviewing these archives, project staff are building a picture of the world-wide development of open access repositories, noting new features and directions. This information is being analysed to create the next version of the listing, with further information and categories being noted for each repository. In the meantime, the current list will continue to grow as new repositories are added. The project is a joint collaboration between the University of Nottingham in the UK and the Lund University in Sweden. Both institutions are active in supporting Open Access development. Lund operates the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which is known throughout the world. Nottingham leads SHERPA, an institutional repository partnership that has helped establish Open Access archives in 20 leading UK research universities. Nottingham also runs the SHERPA/RoMEO database, which is used worldwide as a reference for publisher’s copyright policies. This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper. This will be added to Academic Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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American Journal of Biblical Theology

March 31, 2006


American Journal of Biblical Theology

American Journal of Biblical Theology
http://www.biblicaltheology.com/

The purpose of the Journal of Biblical Theology is to provide an outlet for theologians and theology students in the field of Biblical Theology to share their research in a peer-reviewed monthly journal environment. Consequently, papers are invited to be submitted by graduate students and those who have completed graduate degrees in any field of Christian theology and/or biblical studies. It is not the intent of this journal to stifle religious thought or expression by specifying a narrow viewpoint concerning Biblical interpretation. Therefore, the only doctrinal statements that are adhered to in this journal serve to maintain its integrity as a journal of Biblical Theology. Though other theological schools may be published and represented, the context of the editors and reviewers will adhere to the following statement: a) The sole basis of authority for Biblical Theology is the Bible, and b) The Bible, in its original form, is without any mixture of error or contradiction. This has been added to Theology Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) Microbial Database

March 31, 2006

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) Microbial Database
http://phytophthora.vbi.vt.edu/

The microbial database at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute hosts data from a range of plant pathogenic oomycetes, fungi and bacteria primarily those under study at the VBI. The data comes from different sources. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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GUS – The Genomics Unified Schema

March 31, 2006


GUS – The Genomics Unified Schema

GUS – The Genomics Unified Schema
http://www.gusdb.org/

The Genomics Unified Schema (GUS) is an extensive relational database schema and associated application framework designed to store, integrate, analyze and present functional genomics data. The GUS schema supports a wide range of data types including genomics, gene expression, transcript assemblies, proteomics and others. It emphasizes standards-based ontologies and strong-typing. The GUS Application Framework offers an object-relational layer and a Plugin API used to rapidly create robust data loading programs for diverse data sources. The GUS distribution includes plugins for standard data sources. The GUS Web Development Kit (WDK) is a rich environment for efficiently designing sophisticated query-based websites with little programming required. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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OpenDOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories

March 31, 2006

OpenDOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories
http://www.opendoar.org/

The OpenDOAR service is being developed to support the rapidly emerging movement towards Open Access to research information. This will categorise and list the wide variety of Open Access research archives that have grown up around the world. Such repositories have mushroomed over the last 2 years in response to calls by scholars and researchers worldwide to provide open access to research information. OpenDOAR is building a comprehensive and authoritative list of institutional and subject-based repositories, as well as archives set up by funding agencies – like the National Institutes for Health in the USA or the Wellcome Trust in the UK and Europe. Users of the service are able to analyse repositories by location, type, the material they hold and other measures. This can be of use both to users wishing to find original research papers and for third-party “service providers”, like search engines or alert services, which need easy to use tools for developing tailored search services to suit specific user communities. Each of the OpenDOAR repositories has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded. This in-depth approach gives a quality-controlled list of repository features. In addition, while reviewing these archives, project staff are building a picture of the world-wide development of open access repositories, noting new features and directions. This information is being analysed to create the next version of the listing, with further information and categories being noted for each repository. In the meantime, the current list will continue to grow as new repositories are added. The project is a joint collaboration between the University of Nottingham in the UK and the Lund University in Sweden. Both institutions are active in supporting Open Access development. Lund operates the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which is known throughout the world. Nottingham leads SHERPA, an institutional repository partnership that has helped establish Open Access archives in 20 leading UK research universities. Nottingham also runs the SHERPA/RoMEO database, which is used worldwide as a reference for publisher’s copyright policies. This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper. This will be added to Academic Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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American Journal of Biblical Theology

March 31, 2006


American Journal of Biblical Theology

American Journal of Biblical Theology
http://www.biblicaltheology.com/

The purpose of the Journal of Biblical Theology is to provide an outlet for theologians and theology students in the field of Biblical Theology to share their research in a peer-reviewed monthly journal environment. Consequently, papers are invited to be submitted by graduate students and those who have completed graduate degrees in any field of Christian theology and/or biblical studies. It is not the intent of this journal to stifle religious thought or expression by specifying a narrow viewpoint concerning Biblical interpretation. Therefore, the only doctrinal statements that are adhered to in this journal serve to maintain its integrity as a journal of Biblical Theology. Though other theological schools may be published and represented, the context of the editors and reviewers will adhere to the following statement: a) The sole basis of authority for Biblical Theology is the Bible, and b) The Bible, in its original form, is without any mixture of error or contradiction. This has been added to Theology Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) Microbial Database

March 31, 2006

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) Microbial Database
http://phytophthora.vbi.vt.edu/

The microbial database at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute hosts data from a range of plant pathogenic oomycetes, fungi and bacteria primarily those under study at the VBI. The data comes from different sources. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Grassroots.org

March 30, 2006

Grassroots.org
http://www.grassroots.org/

Grassroots.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread valuable social information throughout the world, and to provide free services to other nonprofit organizations to help them save money and further their own missions. They believe that their grassroots strategy ultimately helps relieve some of the world’s most egregious problems.

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Structural Health Monitoring

March 30, 2006

Structural Health Monitoring
http://shm.sagepub.com/

Structural Health Monitoring was launched in July 2002 and publishes peer-reviewed papers that contain theoretical, analytical, and experimental investigations that advance the body of knowledge and its application in the discipline of structural health monitoring. The journal has a broad topical coverage and it serves as a primary reference for the structural health monitoring of aeronautical, mechanical, civil, electrical, and other systems. The multidisciplinary nature of the journal is intended to foster the intersection of different technologies to address the varied needs and applications for structural health monitoring. Papers are sought that explore the following issues and areas related to structural health monitoring:

* self-diagnostics, prognostics, condition-based maintenance and performance

* vibration and wave propagation methods for damage assessment

* advanced signal processing and interpretation techniques for monitoring and diagnostics

* sensor design, self-powered and low power sensors

* data mining, data management

* the use of smart materials and new sensor materials

* monitoring of composite, metallic, new, and aging structures and
infrastructure

* monitoring of structural repairs

* sensor network design, data transmission, wired and wireless communication

* embedding technology, sensor/structure integration technology

* development of self-repairable structures

* monitoring of survivability and readiness assessment

* structural integrity and remaining life predictions based on sensor management

* design of multifunctional structures and integration of structural health monitoring and control

* sensors for high temperature applications, in-situ sensors

* monitoring of biomechanical, electromechanical, and thermal systems

* fault diagnosis of avionics, propulsion, power, and electronic systems

* structural health monitoring system integration and validation

* bio-nanotechnology applied to structural monitoring

* interdisciplinary approaches and applications for structural health monitoring.

This will be added to Healthcare Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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