Nature's palette - an open access repository of spectral data

Akhter, Rabeya (2020) Nature's palette - an open access repository of spectral data. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Light environment, coloration, and color vision play an important role in nature by affecting animal behavior and ecology. Projects that study these topics often require thousands of spectral measurements from light, animal/plant integuments, and medium (air, water). However, substantial resources are wasted on reproducing the same data for different research projects because very few of these data are made publicly available to other researchers. Our proposed open-access repository allows researchers to share, search, and download spectral data. It offers a curatorial pipeline which will help to promote the digital preservation for easy discovery, access, and usability of spectral data and their metadata. The repository will provide an incredible resource of spectral measurements and encourage large-scale projects through the reuse of existing data across an international scientific community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14708
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-93).
Keywords: database, repository, spectral data
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Computer Science
Date: August 2020
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Open access publishing; Spectrum analysis.

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