Hagen NTIS SLA 2011

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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 Science and Data: Open and Sustainable Models for Science Information Discovery"

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Hagen NTIS SLA 2011

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

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