Table of Contents: PLoS Computational Biology: Biocurators


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The number and scope of scientific databases has soared in recent years, creating a new profession, the biocurator. These "museum catalogers of the Internet age" face a continuous struggle of making ever growing amounts of data accessible. In perspectives for PLoS Computational Biology, accompanied by an editorial, light is shed on their work and its challenges. New articles will be added to the Biocurators Collection as they are published.


Biocurators: Contributors to the World of Science

Philip E Bourne, Johanna McEntyre


The Rat Genome Database Curators: Who, What, Where, Why

Mary Shimoyama, G. Thomas Hayman, Stanley J. F. Laulederkind, Rajni Nigam, Timothy F. Lowry, Victoria Petri, Jennifer R. Smith, Shur-Jen Wang, Diane H. Munzenmaier, Melinda R. Dwinell, Simon N. Twigger, Howard J. Jacob , the RGD Team