TABLE 4.1 Properties Relevant to Distribution for a Number of Scientific Data Sets

 

Facilities-based

Single/Multiple Activities

No. of Users Equal to (=) or Greater Than (>) Contributors?

Observational/ Experimental

Raw/Processed

National/Global

Major Commercial Interest?

Pricing Basisa Discrimination?

Genbank—NIH/NLM/NCBI

N

M

>

E

P (submittal/retrieval software)

G

Yes

Internet access free; CD-ROM@MC

Genome Database—Johns Hopkins University, funded by DOE, NIH, Japan S&T

N

M

>

E

P

G

Yes

Free

Hubble Space Telescope—NASA/ESA (operated by AURA)

Y

S

= (principally space researchers)

O

P

G

No; occasional use by publishers

Free

National Space Science Data Center—NASA

Y

M

=

O

R/P

G

No

@MC

European Space Information System

Y

M

=

O

P (browser/imaging software)

G

No

Free

National Center for Atmospheric Research—Not-for-profit, NSF funding

Y

M

=

O

R/P

N

Little

@MC; additional services available



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