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Outside the Wall: Homeland Security Digital Initiatives<br />Cindy Sheffield, NBACC<br />Greta E. Marlatt, HSDL<br />Ameri...
“Outside” the Wall: NBACC Library & Information Center<br />American Library Association<br />Annual Conference<br />July ...
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC)<br />Mission:<br />Providing the nation with the scientifi...
The DHS, an FFRDC, in biodefense strategy provides several strategic benefits:<br />NBACC is a DHS-owned, BNBI-operated la...
An expert and sustainable workforce with career focus on biodefense for homeland security, approximately 120 employees.
Attention to project-level quality, including vigilant adherence to regulatory compliance processes.
Operational on March 5, 2007.</li></li></ul><li>NBACC is a critical partner in the NICBR and NIBC at Fort Detrick<br />Nat...
The Dream for NBACC’s library:unfettered access to key resources<br />Databases<br />Journals<br />
The reality of NBACC’s library<br /><ul><li>   Small budget, a fraction of the size of most   research libraries.
   Small number of researchers: 4 with an anticipated growth to about 15.
   Small number of users does not mean a small investment for resources.</li></li></ul><li>Potential partners<br />Transpo...
Barriers to providing access<br />NBACC is not currently on Ft. Detrick  ...yet.<br />NBACC has a very secure network syst...
Needs Assessment<br /><ul><li>Analyzed the references used by scientists in the field.
DHS had already conducted two Needs Assessments.
NBACC Library conducted a Needs Assessment.
Determined which vendors supplied the majority of journals we would need.
Began looking at ways to make those acquisitions happen.</li></li></ul><li>Desired databases(examples)<br />Literature rev...
Agricola
SCIRUS
US Patents</li></li></ul><li>Desired journal titles(examples)<br /><ul><li>Infection and Immunity
Journal of Bacteriology
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal of Virology
Nature
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA</li></li></ul><li>Creating an electronic footprint<br />Establish a r...
Realistic goals<br /><ul><li>Acquire key journal titles.
Provide a small-scale electronic  infrastructure to support library services.
Continue to rely heavily on previously established Federal Library services:
PubMed
USAMRIID
OpenSource
DTIC</li></li></ul><li>NBACC Library website<br />
Recommendations for starting a collection<br /><ul><li>Conduct a complete Needs Assessment.
Be willing to learn new skills.
Formulate relationships and develop opportunities.
Communicate effectively.
Be flexible.
Be patient.
Be realistic.
Never give up!!!</li></li></ul><li>September 11, 2001<br />
DHS Libraries<br />Customs & Border Protection<br />Citizenship & Immigration History Center<br />Citizenship & Immigratio...
Workforce Characteristics<br />Highly information intensive population:<br />22.7 hours per week average for information t...
Virtual Library<br />Integrated Online Catalog<br />Four of the 14 libraries have online catalogs in different electronic ...
Homeland Security Research<br />Border demarcations<br />First responder protection<br />Safety glass & building design<br...
https://www.hsdl.org<br />
Background<br />Project began in 2002 along with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)<br />Focus is on poli...
Who Can Access?<br />Military<br />Government<br />Law Enforcement<br />Emergency Management<br />Public Health agencies<b...
Funded by the DHS National Preparedness Directorate FEMA, our mission is to support local, state, tribal and federal analy...
Premier repository of strategy and policy related documents. <br />Central repository of web-enabled materials<br />Unique...
Locally held content<br />Public repositories/databases<br />Agency sources [federal, state, local and tribal]<br />Legisl...
HSDL – What’s Inside?<br />
Advanced Search<br />
Search Results<br />
Blog – On The Homefront<br />
Homeland Security Blogs<br />
Restricted Section – FOUO Documents<br />
Acronym Soup<br />JTTF<br />CBP<br />NORTHCOM<br />ICP<br />TKB<br />USFA<br />CHDS<br />FLETC<br />RKB<br />USCIS<br />ES...
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)<br />https://www.llis.dhs.gov/index.do<br />Memorial Institute for the Preventi...
NAL Catalog<br />http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/<br />FEMA Library<br />http://www.fema.gov/library/index.jsp<br />DTIC Onli...
Government Accountability Office (GAO)<br />http://www.gao.gov/<br />National Criminal Justice Research Service (NCJRS)<br...
PubMed<br />http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez<br />PubMed Central <br />http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/<br />TOXN...
Transportation Resarch Board (TRB)<br />http://www.trb.org/TRB/publications/Publications.asp<br />National Transportation ...
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Outside The Wall: Homeland Security Digital Initiatives

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Presentations by Greta Marlatt, HDSC, and Cindy Sheffield, NBACC, at ALA FAFLRT session during the 2009 ALA Annual conference on Sunday, July 12, 2009.

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Outside The Wall: Homeland Security Digital Initiatives

  1. 1. Outside the Wall: Homeland Security Digital Initiatives<br />Cindy Sheffield, NBACC<br />Greta E. Marlatt, HSDL<br />American Libraries Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 12, 2009<br />
  2. 2. “Outside” the Wall: NBACC Library & Information Center<br />American Library Association<br />Annual Conference<br />July 12, 2009<br />
  3. 3. National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC)<br />Mission:<br />Providing the nation with the scientific basis for awareness of biological threats and bioforensic analysis to support attribution of their use against the American public.<br />
  4. 4. The DHS, an FFRDC, in biodefense strategy provides several strategic benefits:<br />NBACC is a DHS-owned, BNBI-operated laboratory.<br /><ul><li>BNBI, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Battelle.
  5. 5. An expert and sustainable workforce with career focus on biodefense for homeland security, approximately 120 employees.
  6. 6. Attention to project-level quality, including vigilant adherence to regulatory compliance processes.
  7. 7. Operational on March 5, 2007.</li></li></ul><li>NBACC is a critical partner in the NICBR and NIBC at Fort Detrick<br />National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research<br />National Interagency Biodefense Campus<br />
  8. 8. The Dream for NBACC’s library:unfettered access to key resources<br />Databases<br />Journals<br />
  9. 9. The reality of NBACC’s library<br /><ul><li> Small budget, a fraction of the size of most research libraries.
  10. 10. Small number of researchers: 4 with an anticipated growth to about 15.
  11. 11. Small number of users does not mean a small investment for resources.</li></li></ul><li>Potential partners<br />Transportation Security Lab<br />Environmental Measures Lab<br />
  12. 12. Barriers to providing access<br />NBACC is not currently on Ft. Detrick ...yet.<br />NBACC has a very secure network system.<br />NBACC does not have access to DHS Online ...yet.<br />DHS Online did not offer many of the S&T resources that NBACC needs.<br />DHS did not have an established budget to increase S&T resources.<br />
  13. 13. Needs Assessment<br /><ul><li>Analyzed the references used by scientists in the field.
  14. 14. DHS had already conducted two Needs Assessments.
  15. 15. NBACC Library conducted a Needs Assessment.
  16. 16. Determined which vendors supplied the majority of journals we would need.
  17. 17. Began looking at ways to make those acquisitions happen.</li></li></ul><li>Desired databases(examples)<br />Literature review databases for searching <br /><ul><li>PubMed
  18. 18. Agricola
  19. 19. SCIRUS
  20. 20. US Patents</li></li></ul><li>Desired journal titles(examples)<br /><ul><li>Infection and Immunity
  21. 21. Journal of Bacteriology
  22. 22. Journal of Biological Chemistry
  23. 23. Journal of Infectious Diseases
  24. 24. Journal of Virology
  25. 25. Nature
  26. 26. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA</li></li></ul><li>Creating an electronic footprint<br />Establish a reasonable budget.<br />Identify common needs within DHS.<br />Collaborate to develop an agreeable purchase plan for DHS S&T divisions.<br />Establish agreements with publishers.<br />Implement the technical requirements to make these resources accessible to users.<br />
  27. 27. Realistic goals<br /><ul><li>Acquire key journal titles.
  28. 28. Provide a small-scale electronic infrastructure to support library services.
  29. 29. Continue to rely heavily on previously established Federal Library services:
  30. 30. PubMed
  31. 31. USAMRIID
  32. 32. OpenSource
  33. 33. DTIC</li></li></ul><li>NBACC Library website<br />
  34. 34. Recommendations for starting a collection<br /><ul><li>Conduct a complete Needs Assessment.
  35. 35. Be willing to learn new skills.
  36. 36. Formulate relationships and develop opportunities.
  37. 37. Communicate effectively.
  38. 38. Be flexible.
  39. 39. Be patient.
  40. 40. Be realistic.
  41. 41. Never give up!!!</li></li></ul><li>September 11, 2001<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43. DHS Libraries<br />Customs & Border Protection<br />Citizenship & Immigration History Center<br />Citizenship & Immigration Refugee & Asylum Information Center<br />Immigration & Customs Enforcement Legal Office<br />Intelligence & Analysis Information Center<br />National Biodefense & Countermeasures Center<br />Plum Island Animal Disease Center<br />Federal Law Enforcement Training Center<br />FEMA National Emergency Training Center<br />U.S. Coast Guard Academy<br />U.S. Coast Guard Law Library<br />
  44. 44.
  45. 45. Workforce Characteristics<br />Highly information intensive population:<br />22.7 hours per week average for information tasks<br />75% don’t have enough time to find what they need<br />Wide diversity of information needs<br />Self-serve is the preferred model:<br /> 87% seek information themselves<br />
  46. 46. Virtual Library<br />Integrated Online Catalog<br />Four of the 14 libraries have online catalogs in different electronic formats,<br />Other libraries are at various stages of automation<br />Single integrated catalog will consolidate all library holdings<br />@400,000 print vols.<br />Federated Database Service<br />Central Search enables users to search across 50 licensed commercial databases. Directly links to full-text articles when available.<br />Electronic Collections<br />300,000 e-journals<br />20,000 e-books<br />
  47. 47. Homeland Security Research<br />Border demarcations<br />First responder protection<br />Safety glass & building design<br />Infectious diseases<br />Standards & specifications<br />Case law<br />Languages & terminology<br />LOTS of internal memorandum!<br />
  48. 48. https://www.hsdl.org<br />
  49. 49. Background<br />Project began in 2002 along with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)<br />Focus is on policy, strategy and management documents<br />Not publicly available but widely available to those with HS related needs for research, analysis, and policy & strategy development <br />Individual or agency-wide access available<br />
  50. 50. Who Can Access?<br />Military<br />Government<br />Law Enforcement<br />Emergency Management<br />Public Health agencies<br />Educational institutions with HS curriculum<br />Depositories – GPO Partnership<br />Others as appropriate<br />
  51. 51. Funded by the DHS National Preparedness Directorate FEMA, our mission is to support local, state, tribal and federal analysis and decision-making needs and assist academics of all disciplines in homeland defense and security related research.<br />The collection provides quick access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations as well as local and state agencies.<br />HSDL Mission & Content<br />
  52. 52. Premier repository of strategy and policy related documents. <br />Central repository of web-enabled materials<br />Unique taxonomy and categorized search results<br />Newly added synonyms list<br />Tools and services to facilitate effective research and collaboration in the area of homeland security<br />Blog with HS related information and reports<br />Restricted documents collection<br />HSDL: Why Do You Care?<br />“Securing the Homeland Through the Power of Information”<br />
  53. 53. Locally held content<br />Public repositories/databases<br />Agency sources [federal, state, local and tribal]<br />Legislative information<br />Organization sources<br />Universities, think tanks and more<br />Types of Content<br />
  54. 54. HSDL – What’s Inside?<br />
  55. 55. Advanced Search<br />
  56. 56. Search Results<br />
  57. 57. Blog – On The Homefront<br />
  58. 58. Homeland Security Blogs<br />
  59. 59. Restricted Section – FOUO Documents<br />
  60. 60. Acronym Soup<br />JTTF<br />CBP<br />NORTHCOM<br />ICP<br />TKB<br />USFA<br />CHDS<br />FLETC<br />RKB<br />USCIS<br />ESF<br />MIPT<br />CERT<br />OEM<br />PCII<br />RKB<br />CONPLAN<br />HSPD<br />NAIC<br />CBIRF<br />ATTF<br />FSIS<br />HSIN<br />CDC<br />HSIN<br />CSEEP<br />DART<br />CBRN<br />USCS<br />NIMS<br />UTL<br />DOD<br />CSI<br />EBS<br />DFO<br />ICE<br />ECC<br />CIAO<br />CEMP<br />IAIP<br />IMS<br />WTC<br />USSS<br />USCG<br />UASI<br />DOJ<br />FRP<br />NPR<br />ECS<br />FEMA<br />FBI<br />TCL<br />HSEEP<br />TIC<br />EAS<br />HSAS<br />ICTAP<br />SHSEEP<br />EMS<br />NCERT<br />HSC<br />NCP<br />US-VISIT<br />TSA<br />
  61. 61. Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)<br />https://www.llis.dhs.gov/index.do<br />Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)<br />http://www.mipt.org/library<br />Responder Knowledge Base (RKB)<br />https://www.rkb.us/<br />SEL & AEL [emergency equipment standards/lists]<br />https://www.rkb.us/lists.cfm<br />Other Resources of Interest<br />
  62. 62.
  63. 63.
  64. 64.
  65. 65.
  66. 66. NAL Catalog<br />http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/<br />FEMA Library<br />http://www.fema.gov/library/index.jsp<br />DTIC Online<br />http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/search/tr/<br />National Emergency Training Center (NETC)<br />http://www.lrc.fema.gov/index.html<br />Other Resources - Catalogs<br />
  67. 67.
  68. 68.
  69. 69.
  70. 70.
  71. 71. Government Accountability Office (GAO)<br />http://www.gao.gov/<br />National Criminal Justice Research Service (NCJRS)<br />http://www.ncjrs.gov/library.html<br />Other Resources <br />
  72. 72.
  73. 73.
  74. 74. PubMed<br />http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez<br />PubMed Central <br />http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/<br />TOXNET<br />http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/<br />Other Resources - Medical <br />
  75. 75.
  76. 76.
  77. 77.
  78. 78. Transportation Resarch Board (TRB)<br />http://www.trb.org/TRB/publications/Publications.asp<br />National Transportation Library (TRIS Online)<br />http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/index.do<br />Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)<br />http://www.bts.gov/<br />Other Resources - Transportation<br />
  79. 79.
  80. 80.
  81. 81.
  82. 82. Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)<br />http://www.start.umd.edu/start/<br />Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)<br />http://wits.nctc.gov/<br />HAZDAT Database<br />http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hazdat.html<br />HAZ-MAP Database<br />http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/<br />Other Resources - Databases<br />
  83. 83.
  84. 84.
  85. 85.
  86. 86.
  87. 87. Rand <br />http://www.rand.org/<br />Homeland Security Institute (HSI)<br />http://www.homelandsecurity.org/<br />PPRO Homeland Security DEMIN<br />http://ccs.tamu.edu/homeland_security/<br />Center for Catastrophe Preparedness & Response <br />http://www.nyu.edu/ccpr/<br />Other Resources – Think Tanks<br />
  88. 88.
  89. 89.
  90. 90.
  91. 91.
  92. 92. FedStats<br />http://www.fedstats.gov/<br />Bureau of Justice Statistics<br />http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/<br />Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center<br />http://fjsrc.urban.org/index.cfm<br />CDC Data & Statistics<br />http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/<br />Other Resources – Statistics<br />
  93. 93.
  94. 94.
  95. 95.
  96. 96.
  97. 97. Ready.gov<br />http://www.ready.gov/<br />DisasterAssistance.gov<br />http://www.disasterhelp.gov/<br />USA.gov<br />http://www.usa.gov/<br />Other Resources – Government<br />
  98. 98.
  99. 99.
  100. 100. Other Resources of Interest - Commercial<br />CQ Homeland Security<br />Praeger Security International<br />Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Centre<br />Ebsco – International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center<br />InsideDefense<br />WorldCat<br />Lexis Nexis<br />Newsbank<br />Stratfor<br />IHS Global Insights<br />
  101. 101.
  102. 102. http://www.nps.edu/Library/Research%20Tools/Subject%20Guides%20by%20Topic/index.html<br />
  103. 103.
  104. 104. Greta E. Marlatt<br />gmarlatt@nps.edu<br />(831) 656-3500<br />

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