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

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This slidedeck provides an introduction and overview of high quality open access (free) science related resources.

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

  1. 1. WELCOME TO “DISCOVERING OPEN ACCESS SCIENCE RESOURCES” ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER SLA VIRTUAL LUNCH FEBRUARY 21, 2013 Speaker: Matthew Von Hendy, Green Heron Information Services
  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-- http://www.plos.org/wp- 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 – scholar.google.com Use Advanced Search features, not ideal  Scirus -- www.scirus.com Maintained by Elsevier a federated search that covers journals and science related materials from the web  Mendeley -- http://www.mendeley.com/research- 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-- http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/dsa/search.html  Federated search covering DOE related research, articles and conference proceedings  Science Gov http://www.science.gov/scigov/  Searches over 50 U.S. Government science-related databases and websites  WorldWideScience.Org -- http://worldwidescience.org/wws/  Federated search that covers national and international government science resources
  14. 14. SEARCH TOOLS III -- OTHERS  Open DOAR Content Search http://www.opendoar.org/search.php Maintained by the University of Nottingham—very good quality control  Open Science Repository http://www.open- science-repository.com/search-research- papers.html Open repository for scientific papers—not great for searching  OAIster http://oaister.worldcat.org/advancedsearch Open access project started by University of Michigan—picked up by OCLC-
  15. 15. MAJOR SCIENCE PUBLISHER OA INITIATIVES  Taylor and Francis http://www.tandfonline.com/search/advanced Limit to ‘Only Content I have full access to’  Wiley http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/view/journals.html Use search box on page  Springer http://www.springeropen.com/search You can create free account—save searches, most search functionality, output options
  16. 16. MAJOR SCIENCE PUBLISHER OA INITIATIVES II  Elsevier http://www.sciencedirect.com/ Goes directly to Science Direct interface—few open access resources mixed in with for pay results—no way to sort results  Sage http://sgo.sagepub.com/cgi/collection
  17. 17. SCIENCE JOURNALS  BioMed Central --- http://www.biomedcentral.com/journals/bysubject Publisher of 248 open access peer-reviewed science, technology and medicine journals.  HighWire ---- http://highwire.stanford.edu/ Publishers of 1700+ peer-reviewed science journals— older content is frequently open access  Public Library of Science-- http://www.plos.org/ 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- --http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ Publisher of 400+ peer-reviewed open access journals— search box in upper right hand corner  Copernicus Publications http://publications.copernicus.org/open_access_journals/o pen_access_journals_l_o.html Scientific society open access journal publisher.  Directory of Open Access Journals -- http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=home&uiLanguage=en Key resource, journal title search, article search as well
  19. 19. OPEN ACCESS DATA AND DATASETS  Explosive growth, development of many resources  Databib— http://databib.org/ Major directory of data repositories--searchable  Brian Westra’s (University of Oregon library) excellent guide to data research management resources-- http://library.uoregon.edu/datamanagement/reposito ries.html
  20. 20. OPEN ACCESS E-BOOKS  Directory Of Open Access Books (DOAB) - http://www.doabooks.org/ Directory of open access peer-reviewed books
  21. 21. SUBJECT SPECIFIC OA SCIENCE DATABASES  Agricola-- http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/ Agriculture and agriculture-related database from the USDA  arXiv-- http://arxiv.org/ 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-- http://www.chemistrycentral.com/ Open access chemistry publisher
  22. 22. SUBJECT SPECIFIC OA SCIENCE DATABASES II  CiteSeer http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/ Digital library and search engine focused on computer and information science.  Defense Technical Information Center http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/ A searchable repository for all publicly accessible DOD science and technical research  DOE Scientific and Technical Information Bridge-- http://www.osti.gov/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 https://www.etde.org/etdeweb/basicsearch.jsp?pg= 2 International database covering all aspects of energy research. Free registration required.  GreenFile www.greeninfoonline.com Primarily bibliographic database covering all aspects of human impact on the environment  IAEA’s INIS Database http://www.iaea.org/inis/ International Nuclear Information System database on nuclear science and technology
  24. 24. SUBJECT SPECIFIC SCIENCE DATABASES IV  INSPIRE-HEP http://inspirehep.net/ A database of high energy, particle physics and astrophysics .  NASA Technical Reports Server http://nix.nasa.gov/search.jsp?N=125 NASA funded aerospace and related research.  Popline- http://www.popline.org/ Database covering biomedical and reproductive health with excellent international coverage.
  25. 25. SUBJECT SPECIFIC SCIENCE DATABASES V  PubChem- http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ The 3 databases in PubChem provide information on the biological activities of small molecules.  PubMed-- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and on-line books.  SciFlo—Scientific Electric Library Online-- http://www.scielo.org/php/index.php?lang=pt Focus on scientific peer-reviewed journals from South America with emphasis on Brazil
  26. 26. SUBJECT SPECIFIC SCIENCE DATABASES VI  Toxnet- http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/ The NLM’s databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.  TRID-- http://trid.trb.org/ Transportation-related research covering 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.  United States Geological Service Publications Warehouse http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/ 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 http://libguides.uno.edu/content.php?pid=161121&sid =1400581
  28. 28. FUTURE TRENDS SCIENCE OPEN ACCESS  New models of peer-reviewed journal publishing  eLife http://www.elifesciences.org/about/ http://elife.elifesciences.org/  PeerJ-- https://peerj.com/ (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-- http://scoap3.org/  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 info@greenheroninfo.com www.greenheroninfo.com LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/vonhendy Twitter @GreenHeronInfo FB: www.facebook.com/GreenHeronInfo
  32. 32. THANK YOU!

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