Chemistry Librarianship Cinf 3 16 09

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  • 1. Chemistry librarianship: What’s on the horizon? How do we get there? Are Chemical Information Professionals Ready for the Future? CINF Division, ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT March 23, 2009 Elizabeth Brown Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer Binghamton University Libraries
  • 2. How did we get here? 1. 2. What’s on the horizon? 3. How do we get there? Questions
  • 3. Technology  Library Operations  Globalism  Service Standards, Mission  1. How did we get here?
  • 4. Web 2.0: Social software   Cell phones: Mobile, wireless communication  Publishing ◦ E-journals ◦ User generated content ◦ New publishing models (Open Access) ◦ Digital (Institutional) Repositories Technology
  • 5. Open Science: Chemistry   Open Source Chemistry  Chemistry Development Toolkit (CDT)  Useful Chem Technology
  • 6. Budgets  ◦ Shrinking resources ◦ Journal inflation, creation ◦ E-resources Assessment  ◦ Justify space, costs, services, staff ◦ Collections budget assessments, reallocation Staffing  ◦ Responsibilities, workload ◦ Expectations from administration, patrons ◦ Temporary, nonlinear projects, staffing Spaces  ◦ Multiuse spaces ◦ Storage for low-use items ◦ Combined service points ◦ Shared facilities Library Operations
  • 7. Greater international student presence  ◦ International Programs ◦ Language ◦ Cultural expectations: copyright, plagiarism Multi-national research collaborations, foundations  ◦ Partnership in International Research in Education (PIRE) program, NSF ◦ John F. Fogerty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences BRAIN program, NIH ◦ Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ◦ Elsevier Foundation Globalism
  • 8. Access 24/7  Contact by  Usability, design expectations  Full text access  SciTechNet  Science Commons  ACS Network  Service Standards
  • 9. Technology  ◦ More open source applications ◦ Greater system interoperability ◦ Greater emphasis on usability, design ◦ Increased use of Repositories: Subject, Institutional (Digital) ◦ Digital projects, preservation, standards ◦ Large Scale scanning projects 2. What’s on the horizon?
  • 10. Publishing (2-3 years)  ◦ Open Access will grow ◦ More author reporting mandates from funding agencies (NSF) ◦ Post Open Access publishing models will emerge ◦ Journal title, volume will disappear: article will stand alone ◦ Libraries will take on new or expanded publishing roles preservation, editorial work , printing 2. What’s on the horizon?
  • 11. Library Operations  ◦ Technology skills ◦ More hours, less staff ◦ Collaborative projects – within and between libraries, other groups 2. What’s on the horizon?
  • 12. Globalism  ◦ Stronger ties, collaborative programs ◦ More exchange of talent, skills ◦ Subsidies for third world countries ◦ International scholarly programming Service Standards  ◦ Greater demand to provide service ◦ Greater expectations for librarians to provide technical help ◦ Increased Campus partnerships computing services  Publishing  technology transfer  research reporting  assessment  2. What’s on the horizon?
  • 13. Awareness 1. 2. Evaluation 3. Integration 4. Re-Prioritization 3. How do we get there?
  • 14. Put the user at the center   How does population benefit?  Listen to patron feedback  Retire outdated practices 3. How do we get there?
  • 15. Awareness, Evaluation O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference   O’Reilly Tools of Change (TOC) for Publishing  23 Things  WebWare 100 Annual Awards 3. How do we get there?
  • 16. Integration, Prioritization 2009 Horizon Report, New Media  Consortium/EDUCAUSE Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure:  Integrating Technologies for Scholarship , EDUCAUSE Fostering Learning a Networked World, NSF  No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for  the 21st Century, CLIR The Research Library’s Role in Digital Repository  Services, ARL Current Models of Digital Scholarly  Communication, Ithaka/ARL 3. How do we get there?
  • 17. Presentation link: Slideshare  Thank you!