Title: Legacy literature-a need for virtual libraries Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 10, 2012
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: After years of conducting, writing-up, and reviewing research, many entomologists have examined, organized, and annotated some as 2-3 gigabytes of pdfs and 4-5 file cabinets of hard-copy articles, in addition to thousands of spreadsheets, docs, jpgs, and wav files of data. This is a useful legacy that can be passed on to others, but there are few clear options on how the transfer can be accomplished most beneficially and efficiently. Are there ways to set up virtual libraries, perhaps in a "computer cloud," where this data can be stored and made accessible to all who find it of value? Or is it best to simply pass around a few flash drives and ride off into the sunset? In this session we will consider some of the previous and future options for legacy literature.