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ChemSpider Overview Presentation at Special Libraries Association

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This is a "vendor presentation" that I gave in New Orleans on June 14th 2010. It is a very general presentation on ChemSpider relevant to the needs of librarians.

This is a "vendor presentation" that I gave in New Orleans on June 14th 2010. It is a very general presentation on ChemSpider relevant to the needs of librarians.

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ChemSpider Overview Presentation at Special Libraries Association ChemSpider Overview Presentation at Special Libraries Association Presentation Transcript

  • ChemSpider: Collecting and Curating the World’s Chemistry with the Community
  • What are Trustworthy Sources Online?
  • What is the modern online search?
  • What is Methane?
  • What is Methane?
  • What ELSE is Methane???
  • Chemistry is Complex
  • Where is chemistry online?
    • Encyclopedic articles (Wikipedia)
    • Chemical company databases
    • Metabolic pathway databases
    • Property databases
    • Patents with chemical structures
    • Drug Discovery data
    • Scientific publications
    • Blogs/Wikis
    • Why not integrate it all?!
    • As few interfaces as possible
    What do humans want?
  • A Pragmatic Vision
      • “ Build a Structure Centric Community”
      • Integrate chemical structure data on the web
      • Create a “structure-based hub” to information and data
      • Provide access to structure-based “algorithms”
      • Let chemists contribute their own data
      • Allow the community to curate/correct data
  • Resourcing structure-based info
  • ChemSpider Searches
  • What is Levulinic Acid?
  • Basic Info
  • External Links
  • External Links to Data
  • Patent Integration
  • Google Patent Integration
  • Access to Articles
    • RSC Journals
    • RSC Books
    • PubMed
    • Google Scholar
    • Google Books
    • Microsoft Academic Search
  • Articles Linked
  • The RSC Publishing Platform (Beta)
  • RSC Databases
    • Direct links into six Royal Society of Chemistry databases
      • Mass Spectrometry Bulletin
      • Laboratory Hazards Bulletin
      • Methods in Organic Synthesis
      • Catalysts and Catalyzed Reactions
      • Natural Product Updates
      • Analytical Abstracts
  • Access to Articles
  • Google Scholar
  • Experimental and Predicted Properties
  • Experimental and Predicted Properties
  • Links from ChemSpider
      • Chemical suppliers
      • Other publications
      • Analytical Data
      • Related Reactions
      • Wikipedia
      • Patents
      • “ Everything”
  • Linked Data on the Web
  • How “Big” is ChemSpider?
      • Nearly 25 million compounds, >400 data sources
      • A crowdsourced deposition and curation platform
      • Grows daily – more depositions, more data
      • But now also a publishing platform for the community
  • Citizen Scientists Add and Validate
  • Crowd-sourcing Chemistry Curation
    • Crowd-sourced curation: identify errors, add and edit data in a “controlled environment”
  • Citizens as Data Sources
  • What do computers want? “Interfaces”
    • Web services
    flickr.com/photos/microcosmos
  • ChemSpider Everywhere: ChemMobi
  • Mobile ChemSpider
  • ChemSpider Multimedia Content
    • The web is of course a multimedia host today
    • ChemSpider is a multimedia host for Chemistry
      • Images
      • MP3s
      • Videos
      • Chemistry data: spectra, crystal structures
  • Multimedia Content Holder
  • Periodic Table Images
  • CAS SciFinder
  • reaxys
  • Differences between ChemSpider, Reaxys and SciFinder
    • Everything on Reaxys and Scifinder is curated
    • The data resources can be over a 100 years old
    • The platforms are commercial and “read-only”
    • ChemSpider is free, to everyone
    • Data are in a state of ongoing curation & annotation
    • Data resources are from the “electronic era”
    • Data are expanded daily and enhanced on an ongoing basis
    • The platform delivers integrated algorithm access
  • Semantic Markup: Project Prospect
  • Semantic Linking of Publications
    • What would you want to link off a structure?
      • Chemical suppliers
      • Other publications
      • Analytical Data
      • Related Reactions
      • Wikipedia
      • Patents
      • “ Everything”
  • Chemistry on the Internet FUTURE
    • The “semantic web” for chemistry is in place
    • Crowdsourcing is commonplace
    • Chemists will search the web by “structure”
    • Chemistry articles indexed and searchable
    • Reduced number of searches to find data because data are integrated – compounds, vendors, syntheses, data, publications and patents
    • A world of Open Access and Open Data
  • Community Contribution
    • ChemSpider wins “Community
    • contribution” best practice award”
    • ChemSpider wins I-Expo innovation award, Paris, France, June 2010
  • Thank you [email_address] Twitter: ChemSpiderman www.chemspider.com/blog SLIDES: www.slideshare.net/AntonyWilliams