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Journal articles discuss importance of event knowledge to scientific community -

Event archiving solutions provider Conference Archives, Inc. (CAI), US, has announced that commentary articles by CAI have been published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) and Learned Publishing. The articles discuss the importance of event knowledge - abstracts, posters, and rich media presentations - to the scientific community, as well as the potential impact event knowledge may have on accelerating research and knowledge dissemination.

According to a 2003 article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, only 45 percent of abstracts accepted for presentation at biomedical meetings go on to be published as full reports within six years. The commentary pieces argue that the noted gap in both time and publication rate for the aforementioned abstracts may have an impact on the progress of scientific discovery and research.

The two commentary articles appear in the July 2008 issue of the JMLA ("Archiving 'Event Knowledge': Bringing 'Dark Data' to Light" authored by Joshua Illig, CAI's Sales and Marketing Manager), and the October 2008 issue of Learned Publishing ("Event Knowledge - A Research Resource (R)evolution" authored by Joshua Illig and David Sampson, EVP of CAI's Medical Content Division).

While the full-text JMLA article is available online at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2479060, the Learned Publishing article can be accessed via article doi - 10.1087/095315108X356752.

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