Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Check out our new design for the NanoEthicsBank!
Since the launch of the NanoEthicsBank (NEB) in May of 2007, CSEP Library has been collecting feedback from users of this resource to improve both the quality of the information contained in the database, and its ease of use. We have expanded the scope of the NEB to include materials looking at the legal status of nanotechnology research and development, including questions about intellectual property and patents, as well as the development of green nanotechnology, and discussions about the use of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in consumer products. We have also changed the user interface of the NEB to include a list of the popular search terms, as well as the ability to search by journal title in the advanced search mode. Please check out the new look of the NEB, and let us know what you think! You can also visit the new Nano Resources page, is continually updated with upcoming conferences focusing on the societal, legal, and ethical issues pertaining to nanotechnology research and development, as well as further databases, projects, and national and international research institutes focusing on nanotechnology. The NanoEthicsBank is a bibliographic database for scientists, scholars, students, and anyone else interested in the ethical and societal implications of nanotechnology. This database, supported by the National Science Foundation, is part of the NanoConnection to Society Project, which has also supported the development of the NanoBank, a digital library containing a collection of documents related to various topics in the nanotechnology field.