This webcast will focus on some hot topics in science engineering and technology. Indexed Content Specialist, Dr Christopher Marker, will discuss Inspec, the indexing database of scientific and technical literature, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the depth of its extensive coverage within physics, computing and engineering. Dr Marker will begin with the Rosetta mission to land on and study the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet. Given recent solar flare events, he will comment on space weather and its possible effects on the Earth, before moving on to the interrelated technologies of big data, semantic web, ubiquitous computing and data visualisation. Finally, he will look at some great physics ‘mistakes’, and ask if any result in physics is really a mistake?
Danny Kingsley, deputy director at Cambridge University Library, looks back at her early days at Australian National University – and forward to the many challenges facing librarians
While researchers, publishers and funders warm to data sharing, issues over misuse, citation and credit remain, reports Rebecca Pool