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Lashley, Beverley
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Validating in-house databases in a web 2.0 world.
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Fifth International Conference on Cybernetics and Informational Technologies, Systems and Applications CITSA 2008
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June 28 - July 2, 2008
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Orlando, Florida.
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2008
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6 p.
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Abstract
Wikiís, blogs and social networking have created a new mode of communication and presentation of information on the Internet. Local in-house databases that were developed in the Caribbean around the 1990ís have not incorporated these new changes and in recent years there have been an increasing number of scientific commercial database providers that have embraced this new technology. As a result, many persons now question the validity and relevance of local in-house databases in todayís changing technological environment. This paper will focus on three Caribbean scientific databases, Caribbean Environmental Network (CAREN), Caribbean Disaster Information Network (CARDIN) and MEDCARIB that are available at the University of the West Indies Library, Mona Campus. The coverage of Caribbean scientific issues in these Caribbean databases was compared with four commercial databases, EBSCO Ė Academic Search Premier, OCLC First Search - Wilson Select Plus, Proquest, and SciFinder Scholar. The paper sought to validate why Caribbean databases are still relevant in an age where information is readily available globally.....
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