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THATCamp Melbourne (a brief recap…) 0

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Last weekend I attended Melbourne’s first ever THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp), an event designed for anyone with an interest in the digital humanities.

THATCamp is a user-generated “unconference” event involving discussion with people from the domain of Social Science and Humanities. This is my first “camping” experience to be involved in the disciplines of Social Science & Humanities and I was looking forward to having some stimulating discussions with the researchers and practitioners alike over there – and I was not disappointed.

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A New Oxford Journal for Biological Databases And Curation 0

Oxford University Press has introduced a new open-access journal, Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, aiming at all aspect of database research and development surrounding biological information. This new journal, under the editorship of David Landsman, will cover a broad spectrum of topics from database development to the relevant applications as well as issues concerning biological curation and curated databases.

Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation provides a platform for the presentation of novel ideas in database research surrounding biological information, and aims to help strengthen the bridge between database developers and users.

It would be very interesting to see how this new journal picks up from the more established and highly successful Nucleic Acids Research Annual Database Issue and the NAR online Molecular Biology Database Collection.