Science

Librarianship and Information Management

An article in Harvard Magazine talks of how the library deals with the growing problems of librarianship and information management.

Monitoring: Internet and the Swine Flu

Modes of information dissemination: Case of Swine Flu (H1N1) outbreak of 2009

Visual monitoring (click picture to go directly to the site)

  • Google and CDC's Health Map: Global Disease Alert Map

HealthMap

Sample capture: June 16, 2009

Sustainable Cities

Introducing The Power of Cities, a TED Theme

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference-holding entity, holding conferences on themes related to three areas of technology, entertainment, and design. It is owned by The Sapling Foundation, which aims to disseminate ideas and expert knowledge.

Global Seed Vault

The Global Seed Vault located in the Arctic at Svalbard, Norway is a project of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. The high-security seed vault houses in cold storage crop seeds from all over the world as a means of protecting biodiversity through conservation. The seeds stored at the vault included crop species which are threatened as well as more common varieties. Protection of biodiversity of crop species may prove critical in the face of global climate change.