Open access Science Resources -- Rockly Mountain SLA Virtual Lunch presentation


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Open access Science Resources -- Rockly Mountain SLA Virtual Lunch presentation

  2. 2. The recording of this program will be posted at http://rockymountain.sla .org. More to discuss? Use Twitter hashtag #rmsla
  3. 3. Today’s Presenter Matthew Von Hendy, Green Heron Information Services
  4. 4. OPEN ACCESS SCIENCE RESOURCES VIRTUAL LUNCH Matthew Von Hendy MA/MLS Green Heron Information Services
  5. 5. WELCOME!  Owner—Green Heron Information Services  Professional Librarian—National Academies of Science, EPA, NASA  Birder, cyclist, runner— recent Alaskan adventurer
  6. 6. VIRTUAL LUNCH GOALS  Briefly discuss what open access is, current status of open access and major issues/challenges  Cover key search tools for open access science resources  Look at the major science publisher initiatives in this area  Examine sources for open access science journals  Very briefly talk about data-sharing repositories and open access e-books  Discuss subject specific open access science databases
  7. 7. MORE GOALS  Discuss future trends for open access science resources
  8. 8. WHAT IS OPEN ACCESS  Digital, online, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions  PloS description– “free availability and unrestricted use”—major thrusts of movement  Varying degrees of open access  Plos helpful guide-- content/uploads/2012/10/OAS_English_web.pdf
  9. 9. CURRENT STATUS OF OPEN ACCESS  Tug of War between publishers, content producers, librarians & libraries and researchers
  10. 10. CURRENT ISSUES AND CHALLENGES  Many different types of models for OA publishing  Explosion in number/types of OA material make it difficult to keep track of everything  Quality control varies widely—some resources are very good, some are not so great  Copyright and other re-use issues  Viable ways for OA publishers to make money
  11. 11. A COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL POINTS  Science open access resources won’t replace high- quality science databases such as Web of Knowledge, Scopus etc.  Open access resources while free to the user have a hidden cost (albeit this maybe low) in their creation
  12. 12. SEARCH TOOLS – MAJOR ONES  Google Scholar – Use Advanced Search features, not ideal  Scirus -- Maintained by Elsevier a federated search that covers journals and science related materials from the web  Mendeley -- papers/search/ Organization, collaboration and search tool—free to use-requires downloading application.
  13. 13. SEARCH TOOLS II– DOE RELATED  DOE Information Systems Science Accelerator--  Federated search covering DOE related research, articles and conference proceedings  Science Gov  Searches over 50 U.S. Government science-related databases and websites  WorldWideScience.Org --  Federated search that covers national and international government science resources
  14. 14. SEARCH TOOLS III -- OTHERS  Open DOAR Content Search Maintained by the University of Nottingham—very good quality control  Open Science Repository papers.html Open repository for scientific papers—not great for searching  OAIster Open access project started by University of Michigan—picked up by OCLC-
  15. 15. MAJOR SCIENCE PUBLISHER OA INITIATIVES  Taylor and Francis Limit to ‘Only Content I have full access to’  Wiley Use search box on page  Springer You can create free account—save searches, most search functionality, output options
  16. 16. MAJOR SCIENCE PUBLISHER OA INITIATIVES II  Elsevier Goes directly to Science Direct interface—few open access resources mixed in with for pay results—no way to sort results  Sage
  17. 17. SCIENCE JOURNALS  BioMed Central --- Publisher of 248 open access peer-reviewed science, technology and medicine journals.  HighWire ---- Publishers of 1700+ peer-reviewed science journals— older content is frequently open access  Public Library of Science-- Advocacy organization of publisher of 7 high quality peer- reviewed open access journals. PLOS One largest peer- reviewed journal.
  18. 18. SCIENCE JOURNALS II  Hindawi Publishing- -- Publisher of 400+ peer-reviewed open access journals— search box in upper right hand corner  Copernicus Publications pen_access_journals_l_o.html Scientific society open access journal publisher.  Directory of Open Access Journals -- Key resource, journal title search, article search as well
  19. 19. OPEN ACCESS DATA AND DATASETS  Explosive growth, development of many resources  Databib— Major directory of data repositories--searchable  Brian Westra’s (University of Oregon library) excellent guide to data research management resources-- ries.html
  20. 20. OPEN ACCESS E-BOOKS  Directory Of Open Access Books (DOAB) - Directory of open access peer-reviewed books
  21. 21. SUBJECT SPECIFIC OA SCIENCE DATABASES  Agricola-- Agriculture and agriculture-related database from the USDA  arXiv-- Provides open access to nearly 800,000 e-prints in the area of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.  Chemistry Central-- Open access chemistry publisher
  22. 22. SUBJECT SPECIFIC OA SCIENCE DATABASES II  CiteSeer Digital library and search engine focused on computer and information science.  Defense Technical Information Center A searchable repository for all publicly accessible DOD science and technical research  DOE Scientific and Technical Information Bridge-- Provides access to over 312,000 documents and citations of the DOD research report literature.
  23. 23. SUBJECT SPECIFIC SCIENCE DATABASES III  ENTEWEB World Energy Base 2 International database covering all aspects of energy research. Free registration required.  GreenFile Primarily bibliographic database covering all aspects of human impact on the environment  IAEA’s INIS Database International Nuclear Information System database on nuclear science and technology
  24. 24. SUBJECT SPECIFIC SCIENCE DATABASES IV  INSPIRE-HEP A database of high energy, particle physics and astrophysics .  NASA Technical Reports Server NASA funded aerospace and related research.  Popline- Database covering biomedical and reproductive health with excellent international coverage.
  25. 25. SUBJECT SPECIFIC SCIENCE DATABASES V  PubChem- The 3 databases in PubChem provide information on the biological activities of small molecules.  PubMed-- 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and on-line books.  SciFlo—Scientific Electric Library Online-- Focus on scientific peer-reviewed journals from South America with emphasis on Brazil
  26. 26. SUBJECT SPECIFIC SCIENCE DATABASES VI  Toxnet- The NLM’s databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.  TRID-- Transportation-related research covering 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.  United States Geological Service Publications Warehouse Database of USGS funded research reports and publications.
  27. 27. DATABASES EXTRA--  Dozens of open access technical scientific databases are also available  An excellent example—listing of open access databases in geology and marine sciences from the University of New Orleans library =1400581
  28. 28. FUTURE TRENDS SCIENCE OPEN ACCESS  New models of peer-reviewed journal publishing  eLife  PeerJ-- (99$ fee for researchers covers lifetime of publishing)  Many other examples as well
  29. 29. NEW COLLABORATIONS  Collaborations between publishers, libraries, institutions and librarians  scoap3—consortium for oa publishing in particle physics--  Could this be a model for the future?
  30. 30. HAPPENINGS IN EUROPE  UK government commission report—”Finch Report”  Come out strongly in favor of open access  Requires that all journals publishing research paid for in part or full by the government offer researchers either ‘gold’ or ‘green’ level of open access to articles starting this year  European Union following suit—Eu2020 mandate  Publishers realize that open access is here to stay
  31. 31. CONNECT WITH ME  Matthew Von Hendy Green Heron Information Services (240) 401-7433 LinkedIn Twitter @GreenHeronInfo FB:
  32. 32. THANK YOU!