eScience

Definition

eScience is a term that was coined to describe scientific research that uses large-scale computing infrastructure to process very large datasets. It can, however, be used to describe any research that involves digital data and analyses, so most of science today. It is mainly used within librarianship, as opposed to within the research community.

Further Resources

The Journal of eScience Librarianship is an open access journal that explores many aspects of library support for digital science: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/

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