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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) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrophysics_Data_System Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 3. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrophysics_Data_System ‣ 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 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 4. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 “Mission Statement” Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 5. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were 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 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 6. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were Where We Are Where We WIll Be Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 7. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were Where We Are Where We WIll Be Google public service Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 8. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were Where We Are Where We WIll Be ADS Access through External Sites September 2010 total hits: 4,320,678 (962,621 through external sites) 74% 14% 7% 2% 2% 1% 0% Google Google Scholar arXiv.org Wikipedia Yahoo MSN/Bing Ask.com Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 9. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were 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 Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 10. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were Where We Are Where We WIll Be “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” Onwards & Upwards... Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 11. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were Where We Are Where We WIll Be “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” Onwards & Upwards... information discovery tools Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 12. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were Where We Are Where We WIll Be “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” Onwards & Upwards... ❖ Restructure system architecture ❖ Improve user interface (e.g. facets) ❖ Extend search capabilities ❖ Enhance personalization, recommendations ❖ Incorporate semantic web technologies Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 13. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 Where We Were Where We Are Where We WIll Be “Authors publish because they want to transfer information” Onwards & Upwards... Faceted Search Interactive filtering of search results (examples: kayak.com, zappos.com) Recommender System New “discovery model” Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • 14. Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Edwin Henneken - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - 10/26/2010 The ADS is funded by NASA grant NNX09AB39G Sunday, October 24, 2010