siveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

The panel thanks the following individuals for their review of the interim report: John Bertot, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland; Margaret Hedstrom, School of Information, University of Michigan; Shirley M. Malcom, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Gary Marchionini, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina; Kathryn Pettit, National Data Repository, The Urban Institute; and Daryl Pregibon, Google, Inc.

A similar note of appreciation is extended to the following individuals for their review of this final report: Andrew A. Beveridge, Department of Sociology, Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY; Martin Grueber, research leader, Battelle, Cleveland, OH; James Hendler, Tetherless World Constellation Chair and director, IT and Web Science Program, Computer and Cognitive Science Departments, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Joan K. Lippincott, associate executive director, Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, DC; Kathryn Pettit, senior research associate, National Data Repository, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC; Juana Sanchez, Department of Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles; and Julie Steele, editor, O’Reilly Media, New York, NY.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of the interim report was overseen by Robert F. Sproull, Sun Labs, Oracle, Burlington, MA; he also oversaw the review of the final report. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that the independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Research Council.

Kevin Novak, Chair
Panel on Communicating National Science Foundation
Science and Engineering Information to Data Users

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