For years I have been following the NAR database issue, watching the growth in the number of resources from a handful years ago to the hundreds lately. It is great to see what new resources have been added each year–there are people who are solving genomics problems in really creative ways.
Last year (2007) there were 968 resources listed, which was over a hundred more than the previous year (Galperin, Nucleic Acids Research, 2007, Vol. 35, Database issue D3-D4).I’m going to bet on over another hundred new ones this year, for a total of 1086.
Now I’m going over to look for new number in the advanced access section…. The Molecular Biology Database Collection: 2008 update and Michael Galperin reports on: 1078 databases. 110 more this year!
110…well, I will have to check them out and see who the new kids on the block are. I love new databases!