Federal Register: December 16, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 241)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-31617
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Docket ID: [Docket No.: 021028258-2258-01]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
Notice of Intent To Disseminate Infrared Spectral Library
DATES: Comments must be received by January 15, 2003.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has recently announced its intent to add condensed phase infrared spectra to its current library of gas phase infrared spectra. NIST plans on making this library widely available via the Internet for scientists, engineers and other parties interested in gas phase infrared spectra. This notice solicits comments concerning proposed plans for disseminating this new data through the Internet.
Infrared spectral library; update; comment request,
On August 8, 2002, NIST published a notice
in the Federal Register entitled ``Notice of Intent to Update Infrared
Spectral Library'', in which comments were invited concerning the
addition of approximately 10,000 digitized, condensedphase infrared
spectra to an existing NIST gasphase collection. NIST received two
comments from one individual. One of those comments made to that notice
raised the issue of what methods NIST will use to disseminate the
database. Based upon that comment, NIST decided that the means of data
dissemination should be opened for discussion. As a result, NIST has
decided to reopen the comment period and request public comments on
the issue of the means of data dissemination by NIST. Therefore, in
this notice, we invite interested parties to provide comments
concerning possible means of dissemination of this new data. Current
NIST plans are to publish this data on the Internet via the NIST
WebBook (http://webbook.nist.gov/) in the same manner as currently
employed for the gasphase infrared data. This data is made freely
available on a singlespectrum lookup basis, with individual spectra
selected for display by users. No library searching or full or partial database downloading capabilities are planned.
Dated: December 4, 2002.
Karen H. Brown,
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