2016 IAMSLIC Conference Proceedings

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Traditional Knowledge and Modern Information Practice

42nd IAMSLIC Annual Conference: Mérida, México, 16-20 October, 2016

Conference Convener & Chair: Steve Watkins


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    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Diehr, Olivia Karin ; Heene, Christian
    Journal articles are the most important sources for scientific information. More than 10 years after the “Berlin Declaration”, more and more journals are published with open access. Due to this, the journals market is subject to a lot of change. The main aim is to gather information to establish whether our subscriptions still meet the needs of our scientists. Key factors used to identify the core journals for marine sciences are displayed, at least for the scientists of our institution, which is an interdisciplinary research facility. It specializes in the study of coastal oceans and marginal seas and is divided into four sections which focus on different research activities. Because of this, it is important to find a combined set of core journals which reflect the needs of all scientists involved. Recent budget cuts have made it even more necessary to cut down on journal costs. Certain questions had to be answered during the evaluation process. Topics included in those questions were the definition of what core journals are, where our scientists publish their research, which journals they cite, available open access and institutional access to journals specialized in marine sciences and the cost of journals.
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    Factors Affecting the Attendance of IAMSLIC Members at IAMSLIC Annual Conference
    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Superio, Daryl L. ; Anderson, Kristen L.
    A research survey was conducted to determine the factors that affect the attendance of International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) members at annual conferences. Findings of related studies revealed that participants (librarians and other professionals) attend conferences for career development. Moreover, participation in a conference was affected by several factors including location, affordability, safety, and the demography of the participants. Among IAMSLIC members, networking, affordability and educational opportunities were the dominant factors in attending a conference and location was of least significance. Members of IAMSLIC attended annual conferences for the opportunity for networking with other professionals, updates on current trends and developments in the profession.
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    Towards Quality of Academic Publications in Uruguay
    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Sogaray, Aida ; Morelli, Teresa
    Librarians and publishers of scientific journals from multiple disciplines in Uruguay created a network after the First Training Workshop for Publishers: Scientific Journals and Quality Criteria, organized by Latindex and SciELO Uruguay. Among its objectives, among other topics of common interest, are the following: to identify both problems and needs of national publishers of academic journals, and to seek advice and information on copyright in the (Creative Commons) digital environment. As a result, meetings take place, working groups are formed. Electronic courses and workshops on Journal Publishing in the OJS (Open Journal System) platform are given. During 2015 the Uruguayan Association of Academic Journals (AURA) was created, bringing together publishers from the most diverse academic disciplines who seek to improve the quality of their journals.
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    Fishy Business: Fish in the United States Serial Set
    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Markland, Mary J. ; Sevetson, Andrea
    The United States Congressional Serial Set contains a wide variety of historical documents relating to natural resources and their history in the United States. It is an excellent resource for those researching historical data concerning fisheries, from extant species and ecology to economic issues. Information on resources outside the United States is also available due to the U.S. history of explorations and expansions. Charts, maps and tables are found within many of the papers and reports. There are also numerous scientific illustrations.
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    Bibliometrics as a Tool for Environmental Management at the University of Havana
    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Lopez, Yuriem Lezcano ; Lahera, Yohannis Marti ; Campos, Marta Rosa Munoz
    Within the framework of the University of Havana Environment Network (Red MA-UH), much environmental research is carried out, but most of it is never implemented or applied due to poor visibility and a lack of efficient strategic alliances. Today, the results of much of this research become either grey literature or Cuban publications with poor visibility, and therefore they can’t be used for solving environmental problems affecting society. Nevertheless, this research could be used to help solve socio-environmental problems if decision-makers and international organizations were made aware of the results and provided funding to put them into practice. Research results are increasingly being disseminated on an international scale, so their visibility can be enhanced and funding and scientific collaboration can be gotten more easily, allowing the University of Havana Environment Network’s research to have the desired social effects. The present work is aimed at examining high-impact publications included in the Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJCR) portal, specifically in the field of environmental sciences. Metrical indicators were used to show the University of Havana Environment Network how to make its research results more visible by identifying international high-impact publications in the environmental sciences, to enhance the visibility of research carried out at the University of Havana, which contributes, in turn, to implementation in environmental management, rational use and equitable distribution of resources, and the promotion of local development by means of environmental management strategies, guaranteeing a harmonious relationship between society and nature
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    Gaia Antarctic Digital Repository: Management and Dissemination of Antarctic Knowledge
    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Guerrero, XImena Guerrero ; Manterola, Sara Yusta
    The experience of creating the Gaia Antarctic Digital Repository a specialized subject repository, is described. It was born during the Convenio de Desempeño MINEDUC-MAG 1203 “Gaia Antártica: Conocimiento y Cultura Antártica” and the collaborative partnership of the Universidad de Magallanes (Umag) with higher education and research institutions that contribute to the knowledge of the Antarctic Continent. The purpose of the repository is to develop a single digital platform to collect, preserve and disseminate scientific, academic and disclosure information about the Antarctic and Antarctic polar areas. It emphasizes partnerships with national universities and institutions of research. The paper also describes the process of selecting documents; specifying the terms for scanning; the technical aspects of the selection and implementation of the management platform of digital objects; selection of open access software and the use of standard bibliographic description; and the implementation of hardware and networking technologies. Finally, it describes uses, policies and copyrights, settlement and dissemination.
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    Managing Scientific Data and Successful Library Partnerships: Sharing of Marine Data from Oceanographic Surveys Through a Proposed Library Network within the Westpac Region (Part: Southeast Asia)
    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Hai Yen, Dang Thi
    The Western Pacific region is of vast social and economic importance with over 70% of the population living in and relying economically on coastal areas, and with approximately 54% of the world’s GDP generated from this region. This region also has the greatest global concentration of coastal marine biodiversity, with more than 75% of all known coral species, 53% of the world’s coral reefs, more than 3,000 fish species, and the greatest extent of mangrove forests of any region in the world. Collaborative research and programs have been conducted by scientists, institutes, and countries in the Western Pacific on oceanography, environment, marine biodiversity, conservation and health of ocean ecosystems. Data collected and analyzed in these initiatives have contributed to further understanding of the oceanographic, biological and geological characteristics of an ocean or sea. These works provide a valuable tool, figures, historical data and foundations for sustainable fisheries programs in the future. This paper aims to present various international marine research programs and initiatives between Westpac countries and the availability of scientific reports and publications. The inventory of publications will include cooperative studies, oceanographic and marine scientific research expeditions and joint surveys of Southeast Asia and its ecosystems (biodiversity, species composition etc.) and conservation. Availability of these publications and scientific reports will be checked in different libraries, websites and institutional repositories. These documents and publications require the support and cooperation of libraries and institutions. Identification of significant works and publications for possible inclusion in the Aquatic Commons and Database of IOC/IODE will be explored.
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    Data Management in the Research Environment, Of Course
    (IAMSLIC, 2016) Clark-Hughes, Angela
    After years of building the infrastructure for data literacy and data management through various library information sessions, faculty consultations, patron surveys, and workshops, the University of Miami Libraries (UML) proposed a formal, credited, graduate level course to be taught in spring 2016 at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). The course was entitled Data Management in the Research Environment, to be taught by Tim Norris (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at UML) and Angela Clark-Hughes (RSMAS Librarian Associate Professor). The course was unanimously approved by the RSMAS curriculum committee as a 500/600 level two-credit course, open to all graduate students. As a new elective course, enrollment was small with two Ph.D. students, three Masters of Professional Science (MPS) students, and one Research Staff member auditing. This paper will focus on the review and assessment of that course; from the curriculum structure and design (including the implementation of two Data Carpentry Workshops), the learning curves and objectives, the teaching strategies employed, to the final student evaluations of the course. In addition, a summary of lessons learned and next steps for this course, as well as a comprehensive literature review, are also covered.
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    Oregon Estuarine Invertebrates: An Open Educational Resource?
    ( 2016) Butler, Barb
    Through a partnership of the University Libraries and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, we created an in-­house open educational resource from a former government publication. The step-­‐wise process to achieve and brand this resource is described with the hope that it will encourage others to self-­‐publish and create additional open education resources.