Letter from the Editor
UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base
information (gas, liquid and solid phase from EUV-VUV-UV-Vis-NIR) and related
data (e.g. information concerning publications on quantum yield studies or
photolysis studies) from published papers.
August 2000, the UV/Vis Spectra Data Base was established as an on-line
service to all interested scientists. The basic concept of this database is to
provide useful information to the scientific community on a proper basis,
especially in times where scientific information becomes more and more a
commercial product and is therefore often not within the means of those people
who actually generated the information.
service is subdivided into a “Literature Service” and a “Spectra
Literature Service provides spectra
with information concerning publications of UV/Vis+ spectra (meta
data) and related data and information (e.g. quantum yields, photolysis studies
etc.). Information presented by our "Literature Service" can be used
free-of-charge. However, use of appropriate credits is requested.
Spectra Service provides in addition the validated spectra
(high and low resolution spectra in digital form) as well as graphical
representations. However, for some of the
listed spectra, especially from older literature sources, only spectra data
sheets are available.
database services are operated in accordance to the "Open Access"
definitions and regulations of the CSPR Assessment Panel on Scientific Data and
Information (International Council for Science, 2004, ICSU
Report of the CSPR Assessment Panel on Data and Information;
guarantee the high quality standard of the fast growing UV/Vis+
Spectra Data Base an international "Scientific
(SAG) was established in October 2004.
of the importance of maintenance of the data base the support of the scientific
community is crucial. Therefore all scientists are encouraged to support the
database either actively or passively. Active support means the provision of
missing or newly measured spectra data for inclusion into the data base.
Although there is a modest annual fee for the data base utilization,
those scientists who actively support the data base can reduce their annual
license fee down to zero EURO and therefore use the database for free (for more
information contact helpdesk).
Nevertheless, there is also the possibility to support the database passively by
the data base.
even those scientists who don’t support the data base can benefit from the
“Literature Service” which is free-of-charge.
hope that the UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base proves useful for you
and will facilitate your day-to-day work. If you have any comments, questions or
suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Many thanks for your co-operation and best regards,
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