Repurposing the IUPAC Gold Book – Free Webinar

Repurposing the IUPAC Gold Book Wednesday, January 24, 2:00pm EST – Free Webinar hosted by ACS Publications & ACS CINF

Presented by: Dr. Stuart Chalk, @StuChalk

The IUPAC Gold Book has been available online ( since 2006. The IUPAC Gold Book contains nearly 7000 terms in chemistry, taken from the various color books the IUPAC Divisions have produced over the last 30 years. The Gold Book is thus an important resource that delineates knowledge about the science of Chemistry, however it can be repurposed to better serve the Chemistry community as we move into the era of semantic science.
In this webinar I will summarize work completed through IUPAC Project 2016-046-1-024 <> to transition the current Gold Book website to a more modern and stable format and then discuss the future plans for leveraging the IUPAC Gold Book and other color books to create a more comprehensive representation of chemical knowledge. The IUPAC Gold Book will then support the discipline (both humans and computers) well into the future and will provide a cornerstone on which to create Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reuseable (FAIR) chemical data.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Stuart Chalk is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Florida. Trained as an analytical chemist, over the last 15 years he has morphed into a cheminformatician working on research projects to develop data standards, electronic laboratory notebooks, scientific ontologies, and scientific data representation. His current projects include: REST API development for NIST-IUPAC solubility datasets, chemical property data extraction and annotation from PDF files, SciData scientific data model (SDM) development, units of measure interoperability, and redevelopment of the IUPAC Gold Book website.


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