For over a century, the MBLWHOI Library has been the intellectual heart of the Woods Hole scientific community. Today the Library is internationally recognized as defining current trends and practices in marine information sciences and bioinformatics.

The Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution maintain a vital partnership in the day-to-day operation of the MBLWHOI Library. The Library continues to build one of the most unique print and electronic literature collections in the biological, biomedical, ecological, and oceanographic sciences. The Library has broken the physical barriers of the charming village and surrounding waters of Woods Hole, to serve the cutting edge bio information needs of affiliated researchers worldwide, often no more than a single email message away.

In addition to serving MBL and WHOI scientists daily, the staff and resources of the MBLWHOI Library are utilized year round by the distinguished resident research and education programs of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, the Sea Education Association, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and the United States Geological Survey. The Library also supports a unique summer population of visiting researchers and students from more than 200 institutions worldwide.

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  • Advancing Open Source, Linked Data Solutions for Cross-Repository Discovery and Collaboration 

    Raymond, Lisa; Mickle, Audrey (2016-05)
    The MBLWHOI Library collaborated in multi-year NSF EarthCube funded projects, applying semantic technologies to enable knowledge discovery, sharing, and integration
  • MBLWHOI Library Report January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 

    Raymond, Lisa; Walton, Jennifer (MBLWHOI Library, 2018-06-04)
  • Concerns about quadrupole ICP-MS lead isotopic data and interpretations in the environment and health fields 

    Gulson, Brian; Kamenov, George D.; Manton, William; Rabinowitz, Michael (MDPI AG, 2018-04-11)
    There has been a massive increase in recent years of the use of lead (Pb) isotopes in attempts to better understand sources and pathways of Pb in the environment and in man or experimental animals. Unfortunately, there ...
  • GeoLink Triple Store Data 

    Arko, Robert A.; Carbotte, Suzanne M.; Chandler, Cynthia; Cheatham, Michelle; Fils, Douglas; Hitzler, Pascal; Hu, Yingjie; Janowicz, Kyzysztof; Ji, Peng; Jones, Matt; Krisnadhi, Adila; Lehnert, Kerstin A.; Mecum, Bryce; Mickle, Audrey; Narock, Tom; Raymond, Lisa; Schildhauer, Mark; Shepherd, Adam; Wiebe, Peter H. (2018-01-31)
    A growing collection of standard protocols, formats, and vocabularies, often characterized as the Semantic Web, offers a powerful approach for publishing research data online. The GeoLink project brings together experts ...
  • MBLWHOI Library Report January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 

    Walton, Jennifer (MBLWHOI Library, 2018-01-18)
  • Using linked open data to search across geoscience repositories [poster] 

    Raymond, Lisa; Mickle, Audrey (2017-10)
    The MBLWHOI Library collaborated in multi-year NSF EarthCube funded projects, applying semantic technologies to enable knowledge discovery, sharing, and integration
  • Leveraging the GeoLink Knowledge Base for Cruise Information 

    Mickle, Audrey; Fils, Douglas; Shepherd, Adam (Federation of Earth Science Information Partners, 2016-12-21)
    Open Linked Data (LOD) is providing an excellent opportunity for repositories, libraries, and archives to expand the use of their holdings and advance the work of researchers. The implementation of the GeoLink Knowledgebase ...
  • Getting Started with Data Management & DMPTool at WHOI 

    Mickle, Audrey (2017-01-25)
    Introduction to DMP Tool for WHOI staff given on January 26th, 2017. Presentation adapted from
  • Open Access : the Power of One (or, how one individual moved an institution toward adopting an open access policy) 

    Manning, Cara C. (2016-10-25)
    A presentation and discussion on the ongoing process to elevate open access in Woods Hole, sponsored by the MBLWHOI Library in observance of International Open Access week. Presented 25 October 2016 at the Smith Lab, Woods ...
  • Key components of data publishing : using current best practices to develop a reference model for data publishing 

    Austin, Claire C; Bloom, Theodora; Dallmeier-Tiessen, Sunje; Khodiyar, Varsha; Murphy, Fiona; Nurnberger, Amy; Raymond, Lisa; Stockhause, Martina; Tedds, Jonathan; Vardigan, Mary; Whyte, Angus (2015-12-04)
    Availability of workflows for data publishing could have an enormous impact on researchers, research practices and publishing paradigms, as well as on funding strategies and career and research evaluations. We present the ...
  • Central spindle self-organization and cytokinesis in artificially activated sea urchin eggs 

    Henson, John H.; Buckley, Mary W.; Yeterian, Mesrob; Weeks, Richard M.; Simerly, Calvin R.; Shuster, Charles B. (Marine Biological Laboratory, 2016-04)
    The ability of microtubules of the mitotic apparatus to control the positioning and initiation of the cleavage furrow during cytokinesis was first established from studies on early echinoderm embryos. However, the ...
  • Ocean data publication cookbook 

    Leadbetter, Adam; Raymond, Lisa; Chandler, Cynthia L.; Pikula, Linda; Pissierssens, Peter; Urban, Ed (UNESCO, 2013)
    Executive summary: This “Cookbook” has been written for data managers and librarians who are interested in assigning a permanent identifier to a dataset for the purposes of publishing that dataset online and for the citation ...
  • No Repository is an Island: Putting the WHOAS community repository in a geoscience context [poster] 

    Mickle, Audrey (E-Science Symposium, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2016-04-06)
    The MBLWHOI Library is partner in the NSF-funded EarthCube building block, GeoLink, whose goal is to push the boundaries of semantic technology in cross-repository discovery within the geosciences field. GeoLink has created ...
  • Axonal maintenance, glia, exosomes, and heat shock proteins 

    Tytell, Michael; Lasek, Raymond J.; Gainer, Harold (F1000 Research, 2016-02-22)
    Of all cellular specializations, the axon is especially distinctive because it is a narrow cylinder of specialized cytoplasm called axoplasm with a length that may be orders of magnitude greater than the diameter of the ...
  • Publishing returns to the Academy 

    Goldstone, Heather M. H.; Skomal, Susan; Markie, Michael; Brand, Amy; Gray, Joshua P. (MBLWHOI Library, 2015-10-23)
    Panel and audience conversations about exploring some of the new models through which science publishing can evolve, empowering researchers and the research community to have more critical input in the publishing process
  • Evaluation of local tolerance of a plant extract by the slug mucosal irritation (SMI) assay 

    Veryser, Lieselotte; Lenoir, Joke; Boonen, Jente; Bracke, Nathalie; Wynendaele, Evelien; Adriaens, Els; Nelis, Hans; De Wever, Bram; Remon, Jean-Paul; De Spiegeleer, Bart (, 2015-01)
    This article describes the performance of a laboratory exercise, the Slug Mucosal Irritation (SMI) assay, carried out by third year undergraduate students, to investigate the local tolerance of an ethanolic plant extract. ...
  • MBLWHOI Library Report January 1, 2014- December 31, 2014 

    Walton, Jennifer (MBLWHOI Library, 2015)
  • Facilitating open exchange of data and information 

    Gallagher, James; Orcutt, John A.; Simpson, Pauline; Wright, Dawn J.; Pearlman, Jay; Raymond, Lisa (2014-09-22)
    By broad consensus, Open Data presents great value. However, beyond that simple statement, there are a number of complex, and sometimes contentious, issues that the science community must address. In this review, we ...
  • Development of an Animal Models Systems Laboratory: for Undergraduate Students 

    McGinnis, Courtney; Priscilla, Encarnacao (, 2014)
    Students will work in groups through learner-centered instruction to design and carry out experiments using one of four model systems listed: Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit Fly), Caenorhabditis elgans (Roundworm), Dugesia ...
  • Warm Core Ring Project 12-29 June, 1982 

    Phinney, David A.; Garside, Jean C.; Langton, Elizabeth W. (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, 1984-01)
    The main objective of the third warm core ring cruise was revisitation of ring 82-B and the surrounding water masses. Located off the Baltimore Canyon, 82-B continued to be \vell suited to the program. With activities ...

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