2015 IAMSLIC Conference Proceedings

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Blue Growth: Motivating Innovations in Aquatic Information Management

41st IAMSLIC Conference: Rome, Italy, September 7-11, 2015

Conference Convener & Chair: Kristen Anderson & Guillermina Cosulich


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    BLUE GROWTH: Motivating Innovations in Aquatic Information Management
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Barr, Dorothy
    The Proceedings include papers and abstracts of posters from the 41st IAMSLIC conference, held in Rome, Italy in September 2015/
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    Digitization of Malawi’s Aquaculture and Fisheries Grey Literature For Sustainable Information Management
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Salanje, Geoffrey
    Lilongwe University of Library and Natural Resources (LUANAR) Library has a special collection of publications on Malawi or by Malawians. The collection is popularly known as “Malawiana.” Malawiana are rare publications in the sense that they may not be available anywhere else and are sought after by library users. They are stored in a special area on shelves or in pamphlet boxes and are used only in the library in an enclosed area as they are vulnerable to theft or damage. Amongst the publications are ones on aquaculture and fisheries science information; most are in pamphlet boxes and only accessible in the LUANAR. The library embarked on a project to scan these Malawiana publications. The goal was to scan about 300 aquaculture and fisheries grey literature documents within one year and make them available first on the intranet before they were accessible online through platforms such as Aquatic Commons (AC) and African Digital Library Support Network (DLSN). The project used DSpace open source software to create a digital library collection. The project, which received initial funding from IAMSLIC, has assisted in exposing the rare publications to wider usage apart from preserving and conserving them. The paper describes the project’s benefits, challenges and way forward.
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    Discover Inter-Research and Solve a Puzzle
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Stewart, Ian
    Inter-Research (IR), a small publisher of (mostly) aquatic science journals that have a high global impact, was a sponsor of the 2015 IAMSLIC Conference. I represented IR at the conference and gave a presentation about its products. The presentation is re-conceived here as a crossword puzzle. The search for the solutions, to be found on the IR website http://www.int-res.com, should be both fun and informative about what is available from IR.
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    Using Linked Open Data and Semantic Integration to Search Across Repositories
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Raymond, Lisa ; Mickle, Audrey ; GeoLink Project Group
    The MBLWHOI Library is a partner in the GeoLink project, an NSF EarthCube Building Block, applying semantic technologies to enable knowledge discovery, sharing and integration. GeoLink is testing ontology design patterns that link together the MBLWHOI Library Institutional Repository (IR) Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS); data repositories, including Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R), Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA), Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTER), DataONE and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP); the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded awards; and American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference presentations.
  • Article
    President's Welcome
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Cosulich, Guillermina
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    Corporate Librarianship in the ODINECET Group (EURASLIC)
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Kulakova, Kateryna ; Akimova, Olga A. ; Krasenkova, Irina
    This paper focused on the advantages of joint librarian projects and international collaboration among the aquatic libraries, which are highly specialized. One of the outstanding features of the information environment during the last decades is the constant growth of e-libraries, or even separate digital collections. Nowadays any library is willing to expand the sphere of its informational activities either within the country or abroad; librarians attract users by promoting their services and providing (open) access to their collections via digitization. In so doing, libraries are more productive, useful and user-friendly. Libraries are becoming more integrated into the world of e-science via various international programs. Examples of certain successful international librarian partnerships are given. There have already been two institutional repositories (IBSS, Sevastopol, Crimea, and RuFIR, Russian Fishery Industry Repository, Moscow, Russia) and one corporate repository CEEMaR, launched as part of the ODINECET Program. The 67 paper emphasizes the pluses and minuses of the CEEMaR e-Repository, the IODE product of joint efforts of 18 libraries from five countries of the Central and Eastern Europe Region, against institutional repositories. Besides Open Access resources, worldwide corporate cooperation has brought document cataloguing to a completely different level. Electronic versions of bibliographic information has stimulated the creation of new forms of collaboration in bibliographic data exchange, leading to making the cataloguing process cheaper, raising the issue of quality control while compiling a bibliographic record, and uniting the libraries in their mutual efforts to create regulating documents of the international standards. The Union Catalogue of the ODINECET Group is a common corporate resource, gathering information on the aquatic periodicals’ holdings from the Central and Eastern Europe libraries. The works (either factual or technical) have also revealed some problems that are yet to be solved, with a unique cataloguing standard among them. The challenging task for catalogue compilers will be to unite certain bibliographic metadata modes, classification descriptors and keywords. Current activities and future perspectives of the ODINECET Union Catalogue are reported on.
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    AEDA, a Unique Data and Information Management System for the Environmental Sciences
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Haft, Michael
    The Agricultural and Environmental Data Archive (AEDA) combines the advances in Open Linked Data with Research Data Management approaches to manage a variety of digital objects from documents, images and video to GIS layers and scientific datasets. The subject focus of the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) initiative is inland waters, their catchments and the agricultural and other environmental influences on their biology, chemistry and ecology. AEDA consists of a data model that meets the needs of long-term digital curation whilst complying with the requirements of the EU INSPIRE Directive on data sharing and compatibility. AEDA also uses a specific controlled vocabulary in order to ensure that all data and other digital information stored within it uses a common language and can therefore be published as Open Linked Data and made available via AEDA’s Linked Data API (currently in development). AEDA represents a combined data and information archival and publication platform.
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    “Doctor-Doc:” An Open Source Tool to Handle Library Literature Requests
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Fromm, Christina ; Diehr, Olivia
    Doctor-Doc is an open source tool to handle literature requests, especially ordering and managing interlibrary loan requests. The software is freely available for libraries and information centers, and can be implemented easily. This paper introduces the features of Doctor-Doc as well as its interface, which is multilingual. We demonstrate how to activate Doctor-Doc as an Open URL link resolver in scientific databases like Web of Science, ScienceDirect and PubMed. A link resolver button links to the full text. In case the full text from publisher is not available, Doctor-Doc creates a request with complete bibliographic data to the library. The technology offers statistics and an appropriate overview of all order requests, which are useful data for the acquisition policy
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    The Role Played by NaFIRRI Library and Data Centre in Managing Scientific Fisheries Data From Ugandan Waters
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Endra, Alice
    National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) is one of the Public Agricultural Research Institutes under Uganda‘s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). National Fisheries Resources Research Institute Information and Data Centre has been in existence for over 50 years. It is charged with not only managing library holdings but is also with managing the Institute’s scientific data generated from research. The library serves as a data center, meaning that the staff also work as data librarians. It acts as a storehouse for the Institute’s data, most of which is maintained in their raw form. The data date back in the 1920’s when the first surveys were carried out on Lakes Victoria and Albert in Uganda. The datasets have been organized in files. The paper explains the different ways used by NaFIRRI Library to organize and manage scientific data. It will examine challenges with managing raw scientific data that the library has faced
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    Exploring Deep-Sea Data
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Connor, Judith L.
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has collected and archived deep-sea video from remotely operated vehicle dives since 1988. The video archive contains footage and data on the biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of deep regions of the Pacific. MBARI developed a software system, the Video Annotation and Reference System, to create, store, and retrieve video annotations. The system is based on a hierarchical catalog of biological, geological, and technical terms that allows consistent and rapid classification of objects seen on video. Based on knowledge collected by the annotation process, MBARI staff developed a web-based Deep-Sea Guide to the organisms and geologic features recorded on remotely operated vehicle dives into the deep sea. The searchable guide provides information about biological taxonomy, geology, and habitats, and displays dynamic histograms and useful statistics derived from the video annotations.
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    Fisheries Information Users in Bangladesh
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Begum, Rizia
    Information is generally stored and preserved for the purpose of making it available whenever and wherever it is needed. Fisheries Information plays a vital role in fisheries research and development in Bangladesh. It is an important and valuable resource and affects societal development (Hanif 2005). Users need information in specific contexts. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) has established a Library and Documentation Centre (FRILDOC) to disseminate fisheries information to users. It has vast information resources on fish and fisheries including books, journals, reports, extension manuals, dissertations, conference proceedings and e-resources. Most of the fisheries information users in Bangladesh use FRILDOC. Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation, Agricultural Research Institutes, teachers and students of fishery-related universities, researchers, policy makers, extension workers, farmers and private entrepreneurs are the main users of this information in Bangladesh. BFRI recently participated in the Aquatic Commons project of IAMSLIC (International Association of Aquatic and Marine Sciences libraries and Documentation Centers). Facilities provided by the Aquatic Commons Digital Repository are very useful to the users. BFRI always tries to enhance the flow of information to the users. The fisheries information users of Bangladesh also eager to become familiar with technology and information generated by Southeast Asian aquaculture and fisheries scientists through BFRI. This manuscript describes the fish and fisheries related information users of Bangladesh, i.e. educators, researchers, training specialists, and NGOs and private entrepreneurs, who are responsible for fish production.
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    OpenAIRE Initiative: Providing Access, Monitoring and Contextualizing Open Access Publications
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Bardi, Alessia ; Castelli, Donatalla ; Manghi, Paolo
    The mission of the OpenAIRE initiative is to foster an Open Science e-Infrastructure that links people, ideas and resources for the free flow, access, sharing, and re-use of research outcomes, services and processes for the advancement of research and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Its scope goes beyond scientific articles, recognizing that to achieve its full potential, hence enable reproducibility and repeatability of scientific process, scholarly communication should ensure access to the whole range of digital products generated by such process, such as research data, software and models. This paper describes the sequence of enhancements applied over the years to the OpenAIRE infrastructure in order to support this vision of scholarly communication. OpenAIRE offers services to collect information about publication, dataset, and software research products from authoritative data sources (e.g. publication/data repositories, CRIS systems) and to reconstruct by mining the semantic links between them, enabling the reconstruction of a research context.
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    Invitation to the 42nd IAMSLIC Conference
    (IAMSLIC, 2015) Beltrán Rodriguez, Irene
    Invitation to the 42nd IAMSLIC Conference to be held in October 2016 in Mérida Mexico