> I‰??ve been saying since about 1995 we need a set of interdisciplinary dictionaries that will allow folks in one discipline to understand terms within their frameworks. Perhaps something as simple as browser plugin that lets you control-click a word for info in the context you‰??ve selected.
Or perhaps a SDS Demystifier such as
> >And even within a discipline, I have also been wondering equally as long why nobody has ever come up with a search engine that lets you search in the context of your experience level.
There is a version of this feature on the American Association of Chemistry Teachers web site at
where you get to identify the kinds of materials for which audience you can search for.
We have a team of CHAS members who are beginning to look at implementing something similar for the CHAS web site and it‰??s 300+ items in the web sites archives. The project is an interesting mix of chemical safety expertise and information science...
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
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