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Laboratory notebooks in the digital era: the role of ELNs in record keeping for chemistry and other sciences

Laboratory notebooks in the digital era: the role of ELNs in record keeping for chemistry and other sciences
Laboratory notebooks in the digital era: the role of ELNs in record keeping for chemistry and other sciences
Egyptian evidence of scientific records dates back almost 50 centuries. In more recent times da Vinci and Faraday provide role models for scrupulous recording of ideas, observations, and conclusions. Their medium was paper, but despite the quality of their notebooks, we cannot turn the clock back. Our primary purpose is to review the influences of the digital era on scientific record keeping. We examine the foundations of the emerging opportunities for preserving and curating electronic records focussing on electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), with an emphasis on their characteristics and usability.

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Bird, Colin L.
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Willoughby, Cerys
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Bird, Colin L.
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Willoughby, Cerys
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Bird, Colin L., Willoughby, Cerys and Frey, Jeremy G. (2013) Laboratory notebooks in the digital era: the role of ELNs in record keeping for chemistry and other sciences Chemical Society Reviews, 42, (20), pp. 8157-8175. (doi:10.1039/C3CS60122F). (PMID:23864106).

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Egyptian evidence of scientific records dates back almost 50 centuries. In more recent times da Vinci and Faraday provide role models for scrupulous recording of ideas, observations, and conclusions. Their medium was paper, but despite the quality of their notebooks, we cannot turn the clock back. Our primary purpose is to review the influences of the digital era on scientific record keeping. We examine the foundations of the emerging opportunities for preserving and curating electronic records focussing on electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), with an emphasis on their characteristics and usability.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 17 July 2013
Published date: 21 October 2013
Organisations: Computational Systems Chemistry

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Local EPrints ID: 355141
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355141
ISSN: 0306-0012
PURE UUID: de24325c-cd05-41c8-9123-9a82e8952720
ORCID for Jeremy G. Frey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0842-4302

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2013 15:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:49

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Author: Colin L. Bird
Author: Cerys Willoughby
Author: Jeremy G. Frey ORCID iD

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