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1999 - Delivering Scientific Information to the End User

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1999 - Delivering Scientific Information to the End User

  1. 1. Delivering Scientific Information to the End UserJoe Kraus, Science Librarian, University of Denver, 6/9/99
  2. 2. Introduction The URL is: – http://www.du.edu/~jokraus/showcase.html My personal mission is to provide access, direction, and to evaluate the overview of the scientific publishing industry.6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  3. 3. Access To what? Almost anything - indexes, abstracts, full text, PDF images, data files, etc.6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  4. 4. Direction Make Webpages, such as: – http://www.du.edu/~jokraus/NSME/ – http://www.du.edu/~jokraus/sla-st/ Bibliographic Instruction Individual and group meetings Set plan for collection development in the sciences.6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  5. 5. Overview of the Scientific Publishing Industry Evaluation of the industry Trends Important people Know what other libraries are doing Communicate with publishers, vendors & societies6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  6. 6. Overview - Trends Electronic journals and licensing issues – http://www.library.yale.edu/~llicense/index.shtml Web Databases – E-Biomed : A Proposal for Electronic Publications in the Biomedical Sciences http://www.nih.gov/welcome/director/ebiomed/ebiomed.htm Electronic books – NetLibrary - http://www.netlibrary.com/6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  7. 7. Overview - People Andrew Odylzko – http://www.research.att.com/~amo/doc/eworld.html Paul Ginsparg – http://xxx.lanl.gov/blurb/pg96unesco.html Stevan Harnad – http://cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/intpub.html6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  8. 8. Overview - People Ann Okerson – http://www.library.yale.edu/~okerson/alo.html Gary Wiggins – http://www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/ PAMnet & Sci-Tech Division Listserv – http://pantheon.yale.edu/~dstern/pamnet.html – http://www.library.nwu.edu/cgi-bin/lwgate/SLA-ST/6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  9. 9. Overview - Libraries Los Alamos National Laboratory – http://lib-www.lanl.gov/ – “A Harbinger of Change” article – http://www.onlineinc.com/articles/onlinemag/pack993.html OhioLink – http://www.ohiolink.edu/ California State U. RFP – http://www.co.calstate.edu/irt/seir/RFP/RFP.html – Healy, L.W., “New Bottles for Old Wine”, Educom Review, May/June 1999, Vol. 34 (3), p. 46-496/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  10. 10. Overview - Publishers/Vendors Database Evaluation – Cost, interface, content, license restrictions, etc. Major publishers in my areas – Biology – Chemistry – Engineering – Geography & Geology – Mathematics & Computer Science – Physics & Astronomy6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  11. 11. Overview - Societies Numerous in Biology – BIOSIS Chemistry – American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry Engineering – IEEE, IEE, ASCE, ASME, ASTM, ...6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  12. 12. Overview - Societies Geography – ASPRS Math & CS – AMS, MAA, ACM, SIAM, IEEE Computer Society Physics & Astronomy – AIP, APS, IoP, AAS, ASP6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  13. 13. Overview - Misc. SPARC – http://www.arl.org/sparc/ J-STOR – http://www.jstor.org OCLC-ECO – http://www.oclc.org/oclc/menu/eco.htm Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations – http://www.ndltd.org/6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  14. 14. General Science Science Nature Proceedings of the NAS Cambridge Scientific Abstracts John Wiley Academic Press Elsevier / Kluwer / Marcel Dekker6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  15. 15. Conclusion Great changes are occurring Information Overload Don’t just take care of the squeaky wheel.6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus
  16. 16. Conclusion Balance needs of different departments and patrons Marketing of library resources Learn more about teamwork and management Have fun!6/9/99 Showcasing New Talent - Joe Kraus

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