E-science = Librarians 2.0?

In this article (free, but requires registration), in The Scientist, we are given another glimpse into the human components of E-science. I'ts one thing to have a distributed computational network capable of delivering teraflops at the tap of a button, it's another thing to have a biological scientific workforce that knows how to use those cycles at all, let alone effectively. Librarians such as our very own David Osterbur, who are also trained in the biological sciences (and particularly in the use of bioinformatics tools) are a remarkably efficient means to help disseminate a working knowledge of these essential tools to our local communities of biological investigators and beyond.

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