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The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Digital Library

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Digital Library

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  1. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Digital Library

  2. History • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBED) • A Chance Meeting • Email on Rasmol listserver • Meeting in March 2002 • Funding with BEN cycle 2

  3. Central Theme Promoting Understanding of the Molecular Nature of Life Processes

  4. Goals • Peer-reviewed • Readily accessible • Stable archive • Searchability • Easy submission & review pipeline • Community and Collaboration

  5. Connection to BEN

  6. The Submissions Process • Receipt of material from the author • Technical verification of the resource • Peer review • Acceptance and publication • Periodic review for relevance

  7. Criteria for Review • Scientific accuracy and completeness • Does it promote understanding of the molecular nature of life processes? • Visual appeal and clarity of design • Pedagogical effectiveness • Ease of use

  8. Key Benefits • Repository of quality resources • Search features • Recognition for authors in BAMBED • Grants • Tenure • Promotion

  9. Progress • http://www.biomoleculesalive.org • Relationship with E-guana.net • BAMBED publications • Submission & review guidelines

  10. Challenges • Archiving • File size • File format • File organization

  11. Challenges • Visual Resources • Plug-ins • Operating Systems

  12. Future plans • Finalize guidelines for submission and review • Build the database • Open for submissions in January 2004

  13. Future plans - Collaboration • Funding opportunities for developers • Find and work with people who share your interests

  14. Acknowledgments • ASBMB • Yolanda George and BEN • NSF-DUE #0226185