Dealing with data deluge
Chemical informatics professionals help scientists cope with and benefit the information overload and find, analyze, and manage data in an efficient way. Chemical informaticians in academia, government, and industry help enthusiastic seekers to find and organize essential information from the large volume of scientific information available at various places. They undertake the job of problem solving, cracking the puzzle to find information that people need to do their research. Chemistry librarians spend less time in the stacks and more time in labs and classrooms, helping students and faculty search beyond Google to retrieve information on molecules, reactions, papers, and patents. Librarians also teach people how to set up RSS feeds, which alert receivers that a new website, blog entry, or paper devoted to their field of research has gone online.
Everts, S. (2006). Dealing with data deluge.