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Science Commons Aims to Ease Scientific Data Sharing on the Web

Science Commons, a branch of the Creative Commons, is a non-profit organization dedicated to making data sharing on the internet easier by way of its "some rights reserved" licensing approach. Individual authors specify the conditions under which their work is used, in a standardized manner, in order to better manage the complex legalities involved with the sharing of intellectual property on the Web. Science Commons currently hosts four projects:

Each project involves working groups consisting of scientists, legal experts, and representatives of private organizations interested in removing barriers to online access and data sharing.

Added 12/1


World Weather Records Data Access Now Available

The World Data Center (WDC) for Meteorology, which is maintained by NOAA NCDC in Asheville, NC, now contains international meteorological data from 1755 to the present. Datasets include:

For most of the above sets, you may choose unformatted data or table format. 1-4th Series, and 5th Series sets are unformatted only, and WWR Data (9th Series) is also available in query-searchable CD-ROM, at extra cost.

Added 12/7


Bob Rosson's Retirement Party—All Invited!

Bob RossonBob Rosson, Circulation Technician for Boulder Labs Library, will be retiring after seven years of service at the end of the year. Prior to Boulder Labs, he was an IT specialist at Storagetek for 20 years, and also served over seven years in the Air Force. His retirement party will be on Thursday, December 16, 2:00pm, in the Main Library, Bldg. 1, Room 1202. Invitation is open to everyone, so please feel free to stop by and congratulate him!




Added 12/13


Missing In Action: Library Books

These books are missing from the Library and are needed for other researchers. If you have any of these items please return them immediately.

Added 12/21


Bob Rosson Retirement Party Photos!

Bob Rosson cutting the cake at his retirement partyBob Rosson is leaving the library this week to ride off into the sunset (on his motorcycle!) after seven years of service. His retirement reception was held on December 16.

Good luck on your travels, Bob. We'll miss you!

View the retirement party photos!

Added 12/27


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