Issue No. 03 - May/June (2003 vol. 5)
Norman Chonacky , Columbia University
<p>Over the past three decades, shared scientific databases have evolved from the narrow con.nes of critically analyzed measurement tables (such as properties of materials) to collections of records covering a larger scientific scope (such as real-time data sets and imagery). Much of this evolution has happened concurrently with-and followed new capabilities emerging from-the evolution in information technologies.</p>
N. Chonacky, "Guest Editor's Introduction: Scientific Databases," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 5, no. , pp. 14-15, 2003.