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Don Hagen presented at the Special Libraries Association meeting on June 15, 2011 as part of a panel on New Forms of Scholarly Communications in the Sciences. His talk was entitled "NTIS Focus on ...

Don Hagen presented at the Special Libraries Association meeting on June 15, 2011 as part of a panel on New Forms of Scholarly Communications in the Sciences. His talk was entitled "NTIS Focus on Science and Data: Open and Sustainable Models for Science Information Discovery"

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  • 1. NTIS Focus on Science and Data:
    Open and Sustainable Models for Science Information Discovery
    Special Library Association
    Science 2.1: New forms of Scholarly Communications in the Sciences
    15 June 2011
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  • 3. Thirteen Private Sector Investments in the Global Business of Government Information (2007-2011):
    Deltek acquires Input and Federal Sources.
    Dolan Media acquires Federal News Services and DataStream Content Solutions
    Reed Elsevier’s LexisNexis acquires Statenet.
    Cambridge Information Group’s ProQuest acquires LexisNexis’ Congressional Information Services and University Publications of America.
    Bloomberg launches Bloomberg Government.
    E. L. Rothschild LLC acquires Weather Central.
    Nxt1 launches Local Government Information.
    Propylon and Spikes Cavell invest in the US government sector.
    Economist Group caps Roll Call’s roll-up with its acquisition of CQ.
    Sage Publications acquires CQ Press.                         
    NBC Universal and two private equity groups acquire Weather Channel.
    Politico was launched.
    Montreal-based mediaGrif caps its Government Contracts USA roll-up with the acquisition of epipeline.
     Source: Marlin & Associates, 2011
  • 4. National Technical Information Service
    NTIS Mission
    To promote progress by serving as the Federal Government’s central means of making technical information perpetually and widely available.
    “Maintain a permanent archival repository and clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of nonclassified scientific, technical, and engineering information.”
    15 USC 3710(d)(3)
  • 5. National Technical Information Service
    Ensure easy and perpetual availability of the most comprehensive collection of Federally-funded scientific, technical and engineering information (STEI) in support of the nation’s economic growth and opportunity.
    Assist other federal agencies in accomplishing the information needs of their constituencies.
    Provide this public good at a high level of quality and on a self-sustaining basis.
  • 6. National Technical Information Service
    National Technical Reports Library
    • National Technical Reports Library
    • 7. Released in April 2009
    • 8. Focus on federally funded technical reports
    • 9. Features: Online subscription; 2.5 million records; rich metadata; full text access to 630,000 documents.
    • 10. 44 current subscribers.
    • 11. Current approach uses traditional database and search engine developed in-house
    • 12. Began with Fedora-based pilot in April 2010
    • 13. Beta 2.0 version using Fedora Spring 2011
    • 14. Beta 3.0 Version using Fedora 3.4/Custom
    Tech Report Structure: October, 2011
  • 15. National Technical Information Service
    Services for Federal Agencies
    • Provides a variety of storage and dissemination services including digitization, publishing, information distribution, etc.
    • 16. Collaborative Interagency Position
    • 17. Science Repository as an NTIS Service to other Federal Agencies.
    • 18. Based on NTIS ability to establish public/private partnerships
    • 19. Data Librarianship/Data Curation
  • National Technical Information Service
    Agency Science Repository Service
    • Help agencies easily develop repositories that:
    • 20. Support preservation and long-term access
    • 21. Support open government initiatives
    • 22. Builds Collections on Themes of Science
    • 23. Are based on open standards and development approaches
    • 24. Promote interoperability
    • 25. Are durable against technology changes, yet flexible
  • NTIS Virtual Science Repository
    Closed Researcher Repository
    Researcher Persistent
    Content Creation
    Researcher Repository
    World Wide Web
    I. P. Subscribers,
    Data.gov, and
    National Archives
    National Technical Reports Library
  • 26. Agency Repository Services Private-Public Partnership
    Information International Associates
  • 27. National Technical Information Service
    Agency Repository Services
    • Private-Public Partnership with Information International Associates.
    • 28. Based on Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository
    • 29. Architecture (Fedora)
    • 30. Open source with an active community, including many in the Federal community
    • 31. Modular architecture
    • 32. Metadata triplestore
    • 33. Flexible metadata extension
    • 34. Various front ends depending on agency requirements
    • 35. Different search engines
    • 36. Independent of other components
    • 37. Supports different object/data models
  • National Technical Information Service
  • 38. National Technical Information Service
  • 39. National Technical Information Service
    Science Agency Benefits
    • Collaborative inter-agency development environment
    • 40. Understanding of federal security and information management requirements
    • 41. Project management support
    • 42. Supports “Cloud, Crowd, and Community”
    • 43. Other services on an as needed basis including cataloging, indexing, taxonomy development, legacy digitization, clearinghouse services, usability testing, web development
  • Challenges for NTIS
    Effective results from federal research investment
    Openness and interoperable environments
    Facilitate science communication
    Supporting the researcher of tomorrow
    Effective private-public partnerships
    Support Technology Transfer
    Listening to the Customer
    Skill Sets…data…data…data
  • 44. Challenge Science Vendors
    • Aggregation/dissemination/editing/composition is not enough
    • 45. Define New level of science value-add:
    Depth of knowledge
    Current activity/works in progress
    Analysis of findings
    Data analysis
    Embedded value for scientists
  • 46. Save the Date – November 30, 2011Repositories in Science & Technology: Preserving Access to the Record of ScienceA One-Day Workshop Co-sponsored by CENDI and NFAISHosted by FLICC at the Library of CongressThe Mumford Room, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540Wednesday, November 30, 2011 * 9:00 am - 4:30 pm *
  • 47. National Technical Information Service
    Thank You.
    Donald Hagen
    National Technical Information Service
    Office of Product Management and Acquisition