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  • 1. The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System over 15 years of open access digital librarianship... Edwin Henneken Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge, Massachusetts Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 2. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrophysics_Data_System Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 3. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) ‣ Established in 1987 (before the WWW!) as a portal for accessing astronomical data and bibliographic metadata ‣ Was structured in 1994 to become an A&I service for astronomers and astrophysicists, with a full-text archive ‣ Has 100% penetration in the astronomical community, with take-up in other areas of space sciences, engineering and physics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrophysics_Data_System Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 4. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) “Mission Statement” Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 5. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We Will Be 1995: Scans of main astronomy, going back 10 years 1996: Nearly every astronomy journal in ADS 2001: 10th mirror site 2003: myADS notification service launched 2004: Introduced full text search, private libraries 2006: “one box search”, OpenURL linking Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 6. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 7. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be Google public service Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 8. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be ADS Access through External Sites September 2010 total hits: 4,320,678 (962,621 through external sites) Google Google Scholar arXiv.org 0% 1% Wikipedia 2% Yahoo 2% MSN/Bing 7% Ask.com 14% 74% Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 9. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be Who Uses ADS? Astronomers & Astrophysicists Solar physicists, planetary scientist Space scientists, engineers Geophysicists Physicists Amateur astronomers General public Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 10. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be Onwards & Upwards... “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 11. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be Onwards & Upwards... “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” information discovery tools Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 12. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be Onwards & Upwards... “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” ❖ Restructure system architecture ❖ Improve user interface (e.g. facets) ❖ Extend search capabilities ❖ Enhance personalization, recommendations ❖ Incorporate semantic web technologies Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 13. Where We Were Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Where We Are Where We WIll Be Onwards & Upwards... “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” Faceted Search Interactive filtering of search results (examples: kayak.com, zappos.com) Recommender System New “discovery model” Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 14. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) The ADS is funded by NASA grant NNX09AB39G Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Sunday, October 24, 2010