Data is the next “Intel Inside”is one of the eight core patterns of Web 2.0 which was first coined by Tim O’Reilly. He describes data as the data driving force behind Web 2.0 application. In other words, the web 2.0 applications are essentailly database driven. Therefore, data is a valuable asset and without the data, the web 2.0 applications are useless.

Cornell University Library (CUL)

At first Cornell University Library is the holdings are managed by the Library’s subdivisions, which include 17 libraries on the main campus in  Ithaca, New York.

Essentially, CUL provides data for scientists and humanities doing research. The system had a collection of 18,000 volumes stored in Morrill Hall and allowed the patrons to use the facilities as a reference library.
CUL classified files on the network and played as an active scientific and humanities documents, such as e-print archive (electronic archive preprints). It changed a normal communication way to physicists and mathematicians, making the e-print a viable and popular form for announcing new research.

The Project Euclid initiative (named after Euclid of Alexandria) creates one resource joining commercial journals with low-cost independent journals in mathematics and statistics. The project is aimed at enabling affordable scholarly communication through the Internet. Besides archival purposes, primary goals of the project is to facilitate journal searches and interoperatibility between different publishers.

The Cornell Library Digital Collections are online collections of historical documents. Featured collections include the Database of African-American Poetry, the Historic Math Book Collection, the Samuel May Anti-Slavery Collection, the Witchcraft Collection, and the Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection.


Collections Overview, Cornell University Library,