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Photo: contour map of the U.S., showing Teragrid nodes.
The Teragrid is one of the most powerful computer infrastructures. Photo: National Science Foundation, Office of Cyberinfrastructure.


In December 2003, the United States, Russia and China announced the start of operations for the first round-the-world computer network ring. Photo: National Science Foundation, Office of Cyberinfrastructure.

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The term e-Science refers to large scale science that is carried out through distributed global collaborations enabled by the Internet. Typically, such collaborative scientific enterprises require access to very large data sets, very large scale computing resources, and high performance visualization. e-Science is a digital infrastructure that allows scientists to conduct research in new ways. Common terminology related to e-Science include cyberinfrastructure, grids, grid computing, distributed networks, and high performance computing.

Projects often involve collaboration between large teams, developed and managed by research laboratories, large universities, and governments. In the United States these are primarily funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which support the nation's supercomputing centers. Bioinformatics, earth sciences, and high-energy physics are examples of scientific disciplines with significant e-Science projects.

This compilation is a collection of print and electronic resources on e-Science, and is designed, as the name of the series implies, “to put the reader on target.” For updates, or more current information, consult the online version on the Science Reference Services web page, at: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/tbs.html

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INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Cyberinfrastructure vision for 21st century discovery. Arlington, VA, National Science Foundation, Cyberinfrastructure Council, 2007. 58 p.
   URL: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS80410

Jankowski, Nicholas W. Exploring e-Science: an introduction. Journal of computer-mediated communication, v. 12, no. 2, 2007. 14 p.
   URL: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue2/jankowski.html

Revolutionizing science and engineering through cyberinfrastructure: report of the National Science Foundation Blue-Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure. Daniel E. Atkins, chair, and others. Arlington, VA, National Science Foundation, 2003. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Bibliography: p. 7.1-7.3.
   TK5105.5.R46 2003
   URL: http://www.nsf.gov/od/oci/reports/atkins.pdf (PDF 3,279KB)
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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which materials on e-Science may be located in Library catalogs, include the following:

HIGHLY RELEVANT

COMPUTATIONAL GRIDS (COMPUTER SYSTEMS)
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Use subdivision DATA PROCESSING under various headings, e.g., ENGINEERING--DATA PROCESSING; GEOGRAPHY--DATA PROCESSING; MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS--DATA PROCESSING; PARTICLES (NUCLEAR PHYSICS)--DATA PROCESSING; PHYSICS--DATA PROCESSING; SCIENCE--DATA PROCESSING, etc.

RELEVANT

BIOINFORMATICS
COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
DISTRIBUTED DATABASES
SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES

RELATED

COMPUTER NETWORK ARCHITECTURES
GENOMICS
METADATA
SEMANTIC WEB
SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTER SCIENCE)
UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING

MORE GENERAL

COMPUTER NETWORKS
ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
RESEARCH--TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS

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BASIC TEXTS

The Grid: blueprint for a new computing infrastructure. Edited by Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman. 2nd ed. Amsterdam, Boston, Morgan Kaufmann, c2004. 748 p.
   Bibliography: p. 675-721.
   QA76.9.C58G75 2004

Grid computing: making the global infrastructure a reality. Edited by Fran Berman, Geoffrey Fox, and Tony Hey. New York, J. Wiley, 2003. 1012 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA76.9.C58G755 2003 <SciRR>

Grid computing research progress. Jiannong Wong, editor. New York, Nova Science Publishers, c2008. 371 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA76.9.C58G72 2008

Grid networks: enabling grids with advanced communication technology. Edited by Franco Travostino, Joe Mambretti, and Gigi Karmous-Edwards. Chichester, Eng., Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, c2006. 340 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA76.9.C58G7559 2006 <SciRR>

Knowledge and data management in GRIDs. Edited by Domenico Talia, Angelos Bilas, and Marios D. Dikaiakos. New York, Springer, 2007. 252 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   See especially Sufi, Shoaib, and Brian Matthews, “A metadata model for the discovery and exploitation of scientific studies,” p. 135-149.
   QA76.9.C58K56 2007

New infrastructures for knowledge production: understanding e-Science. Edited by Christine Hine. Hershey, PA, Information Science Pub., c2006. 286 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK5105.875.I57N487 2006

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ADDITIONAL TITLES

Cyberinfrastructure technologies and applications. Edited by Junwei Cao. New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2009. 1 v.
   Not yet in LC

Gardner, Henry J., and Gabriele Manduchi. Design patterns for e-Science. Berlin, New York, Springer, c2007.
382 p. + 1 CD-ROM. (Texts in computational science and engineering, v. 4)
   QA76.73.J38G3385 2007 <MMRC>

Openshaw, Stan, and Ian Turton. High performance computing and the art of parallel programming: an introduction for geographers, social scientists, and engineers. London, New York, Routledge, 2000. 289 p.
   Bibliography: p. 277-282.
   QA76.88.O64 2000

Workflows for e-Science: scientific workflows for grids. Ian J. Taylor and others, editors. London, Springer, c2007. 523 p.
   Bibliography: p. 483-513.
   Q180.55.E4W66 2007

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SPECIALIZED TITLES

Bioinformatics: managing scientific data. Edited by Zoé Lacroix and Terence Critchlow. San Francisco, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, c2003. 441 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH324.2.B55 2003 <SciRR>

Bioinformatics technologies. Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, editor. Berlin, New York, Springer, c2005. 396 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH324.2.B556 2005 <SciRR>

Biological networks. Editor, François Képès. Hackensack, NJ, World Scientific, c2007. 516 p. (Complex systems and interdisciplinary science, v. 3)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH324.2.B58 2007

Borgman, Christine L. Scholarship in the digital age: information, infrastructure, and the Internet. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c2007. 336 p.
   Bibliography: p. 267-319.
   AZ195.B67 2007

Creating spatial information infrastructures: towards the spatial Semantic Web. Edited by Peter van Oosterom, and Sisi Zlatanova. Boca Raton, CRC Press, c2008. 185 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   G70.212.C74 2008

Grid computing for bioinformatics and computational biology. Edited by El-Ghazali Talbi and Albert Y. Zomaya. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Interscience, c2008. 392 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH324.2.G75 2008

High performance computing in remote sensing. Edited by Antonio J. Plaza and Chein-I Chang. Boca Raton, Chapman & Hall/CRC, c2008. 466 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA76.88.H5277 2008

Hori, Muneo. Introduction to computational earthquake engineering. London, Imperial College Press; Hackensack, NJ, Distributed by World Scientific, c2006. 330 p.
   Bibliography: p. 307-323.
   TA654.6.H67 2006

Landau, Rubin H. A survey of computational physics: introductory computational science. Princeton, Princeton University Press, c2008. 658 p. + 1 CD-ROM
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC52.L36 2008 <MRC>

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Healthgrid 2008 (2008, Chicago, Illinois). Global healthgrid: e-Science meets biomedical informatics: proceedings of Healthgrid 2008. Edited by Tony Solomonides and others. Amsterdam, Washington, IOS Press, c2008. 280 p. (Studies in health technology and informatics, v. 138)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   R858.A2H47 2008

High performance computing in science and engineering ’05: transactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2005. Wolfgang E. Nagel, Willi Jäger, and Michael Resch, editors. Berlin, New York, Springer, c2006. 340 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA76.88.H529 2006

International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing (3rd, 2007, Bangalore, India). e-Science 2007: proceedings, Third IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing: 10-13 December 2007, Bangalore, India. Edited by Geoffrey Fox, Kenneth Chiu, and Rajkumar Buyya. Los Alamitos, CA, IEEE Computer Society, c2007. 636 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA76.9.C58I52 2007

International Workshop on Life Science Grid (2nd, 2005, Biopolis, Singapore). Grid computing in life sciences: LSGRID2005, the Second International Life Science Grid Workshop, Biopolis, Singapore, 5-6 May 2005. Editors, Tan Tin Wee, Peter Arzberger, and Akihiko Konagaya.
Singapore, Hackensack, NJ, World Scientific, c2006.
   Includes bibliographical references
   QA76.9.C58I574 2005

LSSC 2007 (2007, Sozopol, Bulgaria). Large-scale scientific computing: 6th international conference, LSSC 2007, Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 5-9, 2007: revised papers. Ivan Lirkov, Svetozar Margenov, and Jerzy Waśniewski, editors. Berlin, New York, Springer, c2008. 755 p. (Lecture notes in computer science, 4818)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q183.9.L77 2007

SAG 2004 (2004, Beijing, China). Scientific applications of grid computing: first international workshop, SAG 2004, Beijing, China, September, 20-24, 2004: revised selected and invited papers. Pilar Herrero, María S. Perez, and Victor Robles, editors. Berlin, New York, Springer, 2005. 208 p. (Lecture notes in computer science, 3458)
   Includes bibliographical references
   QA76.9.C58S24 2004

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GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS can be identified by searching individual agency Web sites or the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, also available online as GPO Access, URL: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/

Catalyzing inquiry at the interface of computing and biology. John C. Wooley and Herbert S. Lin, editors. Committee on Frontiers at the Interface of Computing and Biology, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, National Academies Press, c2005. 443 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   URL: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=030909612X
   QH324.2.C28 2005

Climate change research: agencies have data-sharing policies but could do more to enhance the availability of data from federally funded research. Washington, Government Accountability Office, Sept. 2007. 55 p. (GAO-07-1172)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   URL: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d071172.pdf (PDF 1,344KB)
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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Potential Impact of High-End Computing on Illustrative Fields of Science and Engineering. The potential impact of high-end capability computing on four illustrative fields of science and engineering. Washington, National Academies Press, c2008. 142 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   URL: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12451
   QA76.88.N35 2008

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TECHNICAL REPORTS & GREY LITERATURE

TECHNICAL REPORTS are indexed and archived by several government clearinghouses and many are available online in full-text at no cost. The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) index provides access to many reports held in the LC Technical Reports Collection. The LC Electronic Resources web page has an extensive list of both subscription and open-access indexes for identifying Technical Reports & Standards. For more information ask a reference librarian for assistance, or contact the Technical Reports Section.

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SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

Lavian, Tal I. Lambda data grid: communications architecture in support of grid computing. Berkeley, University of California, 2006. 197 p.
   ADA477603
   URL: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/techreports/ucb/text/EECS-2006-190.pdf (PDF1,592 KB)
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Reggia, J., and others. The Maryland large-scale integrated neurocognitive architecture. College Park, University of Maryland, Mar. 2008. 50 p.
   ADA481261
   URL: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA481261

Ross, Virginia W., and Scott E. Spetka. Grid computing for high performance computing (HPC) data centers. Rome, NY, Air Force Research Laboratory, Mar. 2007. 24 p.
   ADA466685
   URL: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA466685

Shires, Dale, and others. Reconfigurable computing for computational science: a new focus in high performance computing. Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, High Performance Computing Division, Nov. 2006. 9 p.
   ADA481620
   URL: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA481620

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DISSERTATIONS

DISSERTATIONS may be identified by using the following indexes located in the Main Reading Room or by searching relevant electronic subscription databases; consult a librarian for assistance.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973- annual)
   Z5053.X47a

Digital Dissertations (1861- )
   Electronic format

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SELECTED DISSERTATIONS

Aktas, Mehmet S. Information federation in grid information services. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3277981
   Collation of the original: 269 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Indiana University, 2007.

Chang, Seunghan. Access control models for XML data and provenance metadata in scientific workflows. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2008.
   UMI publication number AAT 3303512
   Collation of the original: 106 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Wayne State University, 2008.

Pathak, Jyotishman. Interactive and verifiable Web services composition, specification reformulation and substitution. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3289388
   Collation of the original: 191 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Iowa State University, 2007.

Shen, Yi. Digital information and communication networks and scientific research substance: an investigation of meteorology. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2006.
   UMI publication number AAT 3245648
   Collation of the original: 197 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--The University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006

Simmhan, Yogesh L. Provenance framework in support of data quality estimation. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3297094
   Collation of the original: 350 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Indiana University, 2007.

Wu, Xinran. Distributed fair bandwidth sharing for lambda networks. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2007.
   UMI publication number AAT 3259912
   Collation of the original: 175 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of California, San Diego, 2007.

Yang, Hung-Chih. Computational database structures. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2006.
   UMI publication number AAT 3226038
   Collation of the original: 270 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2006.

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ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and Indexing Services that index relevant journal articles and other periodical literature, conference papers and proceedings, government reports, as well as technical reports and other ‘grey literature,’ are listed below. For the current status and availability of any of the electronic format resources listed below, go to http://eresources.loc.gov/. For more information consult a reference librarian.

LC-access A&Is: Print and Electronic Format

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR A&I> & Electronic Format

Conference Papers Index (CSA) (1960- )
   Electronic format

CSA Technology Research Database (CSA) (1962- )
   Electronic format

Ei Compendex (Ovid) (1980- )
   Electronic format

Environment Complete (Ebsco) (1950s- )
   Electronic format

Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (CSA) (Various dates)
   Electronic format

ETDE World Energy Base (Various dates)
   Electronic format

Papers First (OCLC) (1993- )
   Electronic format

General Science Full Text (Wilson) (1984- )
   Electronic format

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946-1996)
   (see also NTIS Bibliographic Database)
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I>

INSPEC (ISI Web of Knowledge) (1969- )
   Electronic format

NTIS Bibliographic Database (CSA) (1964- )
   Microfiche <SciRR> & Electronic format

Science Citation Index(1945- )
   Z7401.S365 <SciRR> & Electronic format

Open-access A&Is
All electronic format.

ACM Portal
URL: http://portal.acm.org

arXiv.org Eprint Archive
URL: http://arxiv.org

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (1994- )
URL: http://catalog.gpo.gov

CERN Document Server
URL: http://cdsweb.cern.ch

DOE Information Bridge
URL: http://www.osti.gov/bridge/

Eprint Network
URL: http://www.osti.gov/eprints/

Highwire Press
URL: http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
URL: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp

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JOURNALS

Journals that often contain articles relevant to e-Science:

Communications of the ACM QA76.A772
Computer TK7885.A1I5
Computer Supported Cooperative Work: CSCW: an International Journal HD66.C5527
Computing in Science & Engineering Q183.9.C664
Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience QA76.58.C66
CTWatch Quarterly: Cyberinfrastructure Technology Watch
   URL: http://www.ctwatch.org/quarterly/
 
IEEE Intelligent Systems QA76.76.E95I35
International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications QA76.5.I567
International Journal of Web and Grid Services
   URL: https://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=47
 
International Journal on Digital Libraries ZA4080.I58
iSGTW: International Science Grid This Week
   URL: http://www.isgtw.org/
 
Journal of Grid Computing QA76.9.C58J68
Journal of Scientific and Practical Computing QA75.5.J644
Journal of Scientific Computing Q183.9.J68
Nature Q1.N2
Physics Today QC1.P658
SciDAC review
   URL: http://www.scidacreview.org/
 
Science Q1.S35
Scientific Programming QA76.6.S428

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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Athanaileas, T. E., and others. Implementation and evaluation of a web-based grid-enabled environment for WCDMA multibeam system simulations. IEEE antennas & propagation magazine, v. 50, June 2008: 195-204.
   TK7871.6.I35

Balis, Bartosz, and others. Monitoring of Grid scientific workflows. Scientific programming, v. 16, June 2008: 205-216.
   QA76.6.S428

Chen, Huajun, Yimin Wang, and Zhaohui Wu. Introduction to semantic e-Science in biomedicine. BMC bioinformatics, v. 8, suppl. 3, 2007: S1.
   URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/8/S3/S1

Collins, Linn Marks, and others. Information visualization and large-scale repositories. Library hi tech, v. 25, no. 3, 2007: 366-378.
   Z671.L699

Craddock, Tracy, Jennifer Hallinan, and Anil Wipat. e-Science: relieving bottlenecks in large-scale genome analyses. Nature reviews. Microbiology, v. 6, Dec. 2008: 948-954.
   QR1.N385

Dou, Wanchun, and others. A workflow engine-driven SOA-based cooperative computing paradigm in Grid environments. International journal of high performance computing applications, v. 22, fall 2008: 284-300.
   QA76.5.I567

Foster, Ian. The Grid: a new infrastructure for 21st century science. Physics today, v. 55, Feb. 2002: 42-47.    QC1.P658
   URL: http://scitation.aip.org/journals/doc/PHTOAD-ft/vol_55/iss_2/42_1.shtml

Foster, Ian, Carl Kesselman, and Steven Tuecke. The anatomy of the Grid: enabling scalable virtual organizations. International journal of supercomputer applications, v. 15, 2001: 200-222.
   QA76.5.I567
   URL: http://www.globus.org/alliance/publications/papers/anatomy.pdf (PDF 301KB)
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Getov, Vladimir. e-Science: the added value for modern discovery. Computer, v. 41, Nov. 2008: 30-31.    TK7885.A1I5

Hey, Tony, and Anne E. Trefethen. Cyberinfrastructure for e-Science. Science, v. 308, May 6, 2005: 817-821.
   Q1.S35

Joint, Nicholas. Data preservation, the new science and the practitioner librarian. Library review, v. 56, no. 6, 2007: 451-455.
   Z671.L716

Karmous-Edwards, Gigi. Global e-Science collaboration. Computing in science and engineering, v. 7, Mar./Apr. 2005: 67-74.
   Q183.9.C664

Lee, Craig, and George Percivall. Standards-based computing capabilities for distributed geospatial applications. Computer, v. 41, Nov. 2008: 50-57.
   TK7885.A1I5

Miles, Simon, and others. The requirements of using provenance in e-Science experiments. Journal of grid computing, v. 5, Mar. 2007: 1-25.
   QA76.9.C58J68

Osswald, Achim. E-science and information services: a missing link in the context of digital libraries. Online information review, v. 32, Aug. 2008: 516-523.
   Z699.A1O5

Saltz, Joel, and others. e-Science, caGrid, and translational biomedical research. Computer, v. 41, Nov. 2008: 58-65.
   TK7885.A1I5

Sloan, John C., Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, and Venkat Raghav. Assuring timeliness in an e-Science Service-Oriented Architecture. Computer, v. 41, Aug. 2008: 56-62.
   TK7885.A1I5

Tenenbaum, Jay M. AI meets Web 2.0: building the Web of tomorrow, today. AI magazine, v. 27, winter 2006: 47-68.
   Q334.A5

Underwood, Joshua, and others. e-Science in the classroom--towards viability. Computers & education, v. 50, Feb. 2008: 535-546.
   LB2846.C578

Wilkins-Diehr, Nancy, and others. TeraGrid science gateways and their impact on science. Computer, v. 41, Nov. 2008: 32-41.
   TK7885.A1I5

Zhuge, Hai, and Xiangfeng Luo. Automatic generation of document semantics for the e-science knowledge grid. Journal of systems and software, v. 79, July 2006: 969-983.
   QA76.5.J74

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SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected Materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

ARL releases agenda for developing e-Science in research libraries. US Fed news service, including US state news. Washington, Jan 3, 2008.

David, Paul A., Matthijs den Besten, and Ralph Schroeder. How open is e-Science? In e-Science 2006: Second IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, 4-6
December 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Edited by P. M. A. Sloot and others. Los Alamitos, CA, IEEE Computer Society, c2006. 8 p.

Gentzsch, Wolfgang. Grid initiatives: lessons learned and recommendations. Version 2.0. July 2007. 31 p.
URL: http://www.ogf.org/UnderstandingGrids/documents/Grid_Initiatives_July_12_2007.pdf
(PDF 467KB) (The freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print this resource.)

Lord, Philip, and others. From data deluge to data curation. UKOLN, University of Bath, England.
5 p.
URL: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ukoln/staff/e.j.lyon/150.pdf (PDF 63KB)
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MacDonald, Stuart, and Luis Martinez Uribe. Libraries in the converging worlds of open data, e-research, and Web 2.0. Online, v. 32, Mar./Apr. 2008: 36-40.

Murray-Rust, Peter. Chemistry for everyone. Nature, v. 45, Feb. 7, 2008: 648-650.

Yakel, Elizabeth. Digital curation. OCLC systems & services, v. 23, Nov. 2007: 335-340.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Selected Programs, Projects, & Initiatives

CARMEN: Code Analysis, Repository & Modelling for e-Neuroscience
   Newcastle University
   Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
   Tel: +44 (0) 7922 110 362
   Email: carmen-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
   URL: http://www.carmen.org.uk/
      An e-Science Pilot Project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK).

EDRN: Early Detection Research Network
   Division of Cancer Prevention
   National Cancer Institute
   6130 Executive Boulevard
   Rockville, MD 20852
   Tel: (301) 435-1594
   Fax: (301) 402-8990
   Email: ncidcpcbrgedrn-r@mail.nih.gov
   URL: http://edrn.nci.nih.gov/
      The EDRN provides up-to-date information on biomarker research. See especially Scientific Components, http://edrn.nci.nih.gov/about-edrn/scicomponents/

Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)
   Contact: http://www.lternet.edu/contact/contactus.html
   URL: http://www.lternet.edu/
      A collaborative network of 26 sites involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales.

National e-Science Centre, United Kingdom
URL: http://www.nesc.ac.uk/index.html
A consortium of departments from the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
   e-Science Hub
     Kelvin Building
     Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
     Tel: 0141 330 8606
     Fax: 0141 330 8625
     Email: ros@dcs.gla.ac.uk
   e-Science Institute
     15 South College Street
     Edinburgh EH8 9AA, UK
     Tel: 0131 650 9833
     Fax: 0131 650 9819
     Email: adminteam@nesc.ac.uk

Selected Supercomputing Centers

Biomedical Supercomputing Center
National Cancer Institute at Frederick
1050 Boyles Street
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Tel: (301) 846-1000
   URL: http://www.ncifcrf.gov/default.asp

Center for Advanced Computing Research
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125
Tel: (626) 395-6953
Fax: (626) 628-3994
   URL: http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/

Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall
Hoy Road
Ithaca, NY 14853-3801
Tel: (607) 254-8686
   URL: http://www.cac.cornell.edu/default.aspx

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research
599 Walter Library
117 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612) 624-0528
Fax: (612) 624-8861
   URL: http://www.msi.umn.edu/
   Laboratories include the Basic Sciences Computing Laboratory, the Scientific Development and Visualization Laboratory, the Biomedical Modeling, Simulation, and Design Laboratory, the Computational Genetics Laboratory, the Scientific Data Management Laboratory, and the LCSE-MSI Visualization Laboratory.

NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Tel: (650) 604-5000
   URL: http://www.nas.nasa.gov/

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1205 W. Clark Street, Room 1008
Urbana, IL 61801
   URL: http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/
   Supporting various e-Science projects in astronomy, biological and biomedical science, chemistry, and nanoscience.

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720-8150
Tel: (800) 847-6070
   URL: http://www.nersc.gov/
   A DOE Office of Science user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. See especially the Science & Technology Highlights, http://www.nersc.gov/news/science/

National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 454028
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4028
Tel: (702) 895-4153
Fax: (702) 895-4156
   URL: http://www.nscee.edu/contact.html

Ohio Supercomputer Center
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Tel: (614) 292-9248
Fax: (614) 292-7168
   URL: http://www.osc.edu/

Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center
300 S. Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel: (412) 268-4960
Fax: (412) 268-5832
   URL: http://www.psc.edu/
   See especially Education, Outreach & Training Portal, http://www.psc.edu/eot/

San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego
10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505
Tel: (858) 534-5000
Fax: (858) 534-5152
Email: info@sdsc.edu
   URL: http://www.sdsc.edu/
   Also provides the SDSC CI Channel, The Cyberinfrastructure Channel, with multimedia content on e-Science projects: URL: http://www.cichannel.org

Selected Global Grids

Earth System Grid (ESG)
   URL: http://www.earthsystemgrid.org/
   The Earth System Grid (ESG) integrates supercomputers with large-scale data and analysis servers located at numerous national labs and research centers.

Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE)
   URL: http://www.eu-egee.org/
   The largest multi-disciplinary grid infrastructure in the world, which brings together more than 140 institutions to produce a reliable and scalable computing resource available to the European and global research community. At present, it consists of approximately 300 sites in 50 countries and gives its 10,000 users access to 80,000 CPU cores around-the-clock.

The National Grid Service (UK)
   URL: http://www.grid-support.ac.uk/
   The National Grid Service (NGS) aims to enable coherent electronic access for UK researchers to all computational and data based resources and facilities required to carry out their research, independent of resource or researcher location.

GriPhyN: Grid Physics Network
   URL: http://www.griphyn.org/
   The GriPhyN Project is developing Grid technologies for scientific and engineering projects that must collect and analyze distributed, petabyte-scale datasets.

GridPP: UK Computing for Particle Physics
   URL: http://www.gridpp.ac.uk
   GridPP is a collaboration of particle physicists and computer scientists from the UK and CERN.

Open Science Grid
   URL: http://www.opensciencegrid.org/
   The Open Science Grid aims to promote discovery and collaboration in data-intensive research by providing a computing facility and services that integrate distributed, reliable and shared resources to support computation at all scales.

TeraGrid
   URL: http://www.teragrid.org/
   TeraGrid is an open scientific discovery infrastructure with high-end experimental facilities around the country at eleven Resource Provider sites with rapid access and retrieval over high-performance networks. Researchers can also access more than 100 discipline-specific databases. TeraGrid is the world's largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research. TeraGrid is coordinated through the Grid Infrastructure Group (GIG) at the University of Chicago

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SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES

Clusters and Grids
   URL: http://neclusters.blogspot.com

Cyberinfrastructure-TEAM (CI-TEAM) Related URLs
   URL: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/ci-team/

eScience from CAS
   URL: http://www.escience.org/

Globus Alliance
   URL: http://www.globus.org/

Grid Café
   URL: http://www.gridcafe.org/

Grid.org
   URL: http://www.grid.org/

Open Grid Forum
   URL: http://www.ogf.org/

U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories and Technology Centers
   http://www.energy.gov/organization/labs-techcenters.htm

What is the Grid?
   URL: http://access.ncsa.uiuc.edu/witg/

Location Codes for Items in the Library of Congress Reference Collections
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Microform and Machine Readable Collections Reading Room
Main Reading Room
Science Reading Room
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