GenBank Errors, the original issue. was: (none)
owhite at nmsu.edu
Fri Oct 18 14:01:00 EST 1991
In article <9110181503.AA22563 at genbank.bio.net> CZJ at CU.NIH.GOV writes:
a 1097 word essay on the history of GenBank:
> With respect to the performance of the GenBank contractor, I think it
> is important to look at how far we have come with this essential
> database. Five years ago the database....
> Now the situation has been reversed. Thanks to the efforts of the
> GenBank staff, 85 % of all sequences are submitted in advance of
> publication. In those cases where...
> These advances would have little impact were it not for improved
> distribution. The database is now...
> In addition other aspects, such as the development of an RDBMS for
> storing the data....
> Whether GenBank should be concentrating its effort in presenting
> merged views of the data is an arguable point....
> On the subject of the future of GenBank it is very important to set
> the record straight. GenBank is currently funded by a contract...
> When Don Lindberg became director, the National Library of Medicine
> moved rapidly into the computer age and...
> Subsequently, we at NIGMS formed a close working relationship with the
> Lister Hill Center...
> When NCBI was formed and David Lipman became its director, this
> collaboration and friendship have continued....
> I hope these comments have served to set the record straight.
> Jim Cassatt
> GenBank Project Officer
Maybe Tom's original posting was incorrect about the exact GenBank
historical record. But lets get back to the original issue.
Tom> FULL OF ERRORS
I hope that I am representing the sentiment of Tom Schneider's
original post. I am in agreement his post was a bit inflamatory, but
I have to applaud any discussions on the accuracy of the data-base.
owen white (owhite at nmsu.edu)
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