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Science  14 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5379, pp. 879
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5379.879e

“I try to avoid calling myself a librarian,” says information scientist Diane Brown. “It conjures up images of a gray-haired woman, in twinset and pearls, stamping books.” A former botanist, Brown is just one of many ex-scientists who have discovered the allure of library and information science. This week Science's Next Wave gives you the lowdown on an alternative career desperate for employees with a science background.

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