UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date


Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Information Storage and Retrieval; Computer Systems; Libraries, Digital; Science; Research; Education


Biostatistics | Computer Engineering | Epidemiology | Health Services Research


Today’s challenge for retrieving digital information by users such as “students,” "educators,” or “researchers” is coping, more than ever before, with the excessive data and information available. The problem is further compounded because of the way scientific knowledge is structured, in terms of expert interviews, articles, conference coverage, journal scans etc. Great progress has been made in digital library research. The NSF/NSDL through their initiatives has assembled a great set of tools and techniques that hold significant potential. Many projects are now underway applying these tools and techniques to meet the information needs of different user communities. The primary focus of Scientific SEARCH project is enhancing access to high quality learning materials and resources, modules, and other digital objects targeted towards scientific consumer and scientific producer. The project will use a multi-phased approach to achieve the objective. The paper describes the first-phase work submitted to NSF 04-542 solicitation.


R.S. Sadasivam, M.M. Tanik, L. Casebeer, D. Allison, J. Gemmill, J. Lynn, B. Bryant, Y.-F. Wu, M. Bieber, and L. Jololian, “Component-based approach for scientific services for education and research (scientific SEARCH),” in Proc. 2nd Global Educ. Technology in Sci. Symp. (GETS), Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, 2005, pp. 40-48. Link to article in conference proceedings

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Proceedings of the 2nd Global Education Technology in Science Symposium (GETS)



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