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Conservation literature

From: Jack Ogden <jack>
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002
I've had some interesting positive feedback on my abstract v.
article suggestion, but to date the only one published here is that
from Niccolo Caldararo, Dept. of Anthropology, San Francisco State

I don't want to start some endless on-line debate, but actually I
agree with what Dr Caldararo says--even though he seems to be in
conflict with my suggestion. I am all for finding ways to stamp out
the superficiality often found on the web, and especially the things
masquerading as serious research that are at best the equivalent of
Highschool end-of-term papers. But this is a different thing all
together (though there must be a way of some sort of  'coding' for
web content by peer review and using this code in a search engine to
filter out the rubbish). There is a world of difference between
superficial and succinct.

Dr Caldararo's reminds us that the origins of scientific
communication began with letters from one researcher to another
which were then copied with marginalia from one person to the next.
Surely this brings to mind the dynamic dissemination of research and
ideas that the Internet permits (as with this DistList) rather than
current earth-bound printed journals?

Dr Jack Ogden
Specialist for the technology of ancient and historic metals and
jewellery Institute of Conservation
University of Applied Arts and Sciences
Bismarkplatz 10/11
D-31134 Hildesheim, Germany

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:74
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Received on Friday, 26 April, 2002

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