This collection represents presentations made by members of the staff of the MBLWHOI Library or at the behest of the Library, and articles authored by members of the Library staff.

Recent Submissions

  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Collaborative research : EarthCube building blocks, leveraging semantics and linked data for geoscience data sharing and discovery, OceanLink 

    Wiebe, Peter H.; Chandler, Cynthia L.; Raymond, Lisa; Shepherd, Adam; Finin, Tim; Narock, Tom; Arko, Robert A.; Carbotte, Suzanne M.; Hitzler, Pascal; Cheatham, Michelle; Krisnadhi, Adila (2013-10-28)
    The OceanLink EarthCube project will apply state-of-the-art Semantic Web Technologies to support data representation, discovery, analysis, sharing, and integration of datasets from the global oceans, and related resources ...
  • Report of the Research Coordination Network RCN : OceanObsNetwork, facilitating open exchange of data and information 

    Gallagher, James; Orcutt, John A.; Pissierssens, Peter; Raymond, Lisa; Simpson, Pauline (NSF/Ocean Research Coordination Network, 2013-05)
    The OceanObsNetwork goals and objectives are to foster a broad, multi-disciplinary dialogue, enabling more effective use of sustained ocean observatories and observing systems. To achieve these, the activities for the RCN ...
  • Envisioning the future of science libraries at academic research institutions : a discussion 

    Feltes, Carol; Gibson, Donna S.; Miller, Holly; Norton, Cathy N.; Pollock, Ludmila (2012-12-20)
    A group of librarians, other information professionals, scientists and research administrators met to discuss the challenges that research libraries are currently facing. After the meeting a survey was conducted to obtain ...
  • Pilot projects for publishing and citing ocean data 

    Urban, Ed; Leadbetter, Adam; Moncoiffe, Gwenaelle; Pissierssens, Peter; Raymond, Lisa; Pikula, Linda (American Geophysical Union, 2012-10-23)
    In the ocean sciences, a project was started in 2008 to bring together scientists, data managers, and library experts to explore means to (1) increase the submission of data to data centers, (2) make data more accessible ...
  • The vascular flora of Falmouth (Barnstable County) Massachusetts 

    Backus, Richard H.; Polloni, Pamela T. (2012-07)
    With a few exceptions, the species on this list of Falmouth vascular plants are substantiated by herbarium sheets, most of which are in the MBLWHOI Library Herbarium (SPWH). We invite improvements to the list by the ...
  • Building research networks to support campus programs [poster] 

    Furfey, John F.; Devenish, Ann; Hurter, Colleen; Stafford, Nancy (2012-04-04)
    This poster focuses on the methods, tools and outcomes involved in creating two targeted research networks to support large, long-running research programs in the Woods Hole scientific community.
  • Mapping the biosphere : exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity 

    Wheeler, Q. D.; Knapp, Sandra; Stevenson, D. W.; Stevenson, J.; Blum, Stan D.; Boom, B.. M.; Borisy, Gary G.; Buizer, J. L.; De Carvalho, M. R.; Cibrian, A.; Donoghue, M. J.; Doyle, V.; Gerson, E. M.; Graham, C. H.; Graves, P.; Graves, Sara J.; Guralnick, Robert P.; Hamilton, A. L.; Hanken, J.; Law, W.; Lipscomb, D. L.; Lovejoy, T. E.; Miller, Holly; Miller, J. S.; Naeem, Shahid; Novacek, M. J.; Page, L. M.; Platnick, N. I.; Porter-Morgan, H.; Raven, P. H.; Solis, M. A.; Valdecasas, A. G.; Van Der Leeuw, S.; Vasco, A.; Vermeulen, N.; Vogel, J.; Walls, R. L.; Wilson, E. O.; Woolley, J. B. (Taylor & Francis, 2012-03-27)
    The time is ripe for a comprehensive mission to explore and document Earth's species. This calls for a campaign to educate and inspire the next generation of professional and citizen species explorers, investments in ...
  • Dataset to DOI using SWORD [poster] 

    Devenish, Ann; Chandler, Cynthia L.; Dorsk, Alexander; Raymond, Lisa; Work, Tobias (2012-03-12)
    This poster describes the tools and processes by which datasets are deposited in an institutional repository (IR) and digital object identifiers (DOI) are acquired. The Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic ...
  • SCOR/IODE/MBLWHOI Library collaboration on data publication [poster]  

    Raymond, Lisa; Pikula, Linda; Lowry, Roy; Urban, Ed; Moncoiffe, Gwenaelle; Pissierssens, Peter; Norton, Cathy N. (2011-05-25)
    This poster describes the development of international standards to publish oceanographic datasets. Research areas include the assignment of persistent identifiers, tracking provenance, linking datasets to publications, ...
  • The Biodiversity Heritage Library : advancing metadata practices in a collaborative digital library 

    Pilsk, Suzanne C.; Person, Matthew A.; deVeer, Joseph M.; Furfey, John F.; Kalfatovic, Martin R. (Taylor & Francis, 2010-04)
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library is an open access digital library of taxonomic literature, forming a single point of access to this collection for use by a worldwide audience of professional taxonomists, as well as ...
  • A model for Bioinformatics training : the Marine Biological Laboratory 

    Yamashita, Grant; Miller, Holly; Goddard, Anthony; Norton, Cathy N. (2010-08-04)
    Many areas of science such as biology, medicine, and oceanography are becoming increasingly data-rich and most programs that train scientists do not address informatics techniques or technologies that are necessary for ...
  • LigerCat : using “MeSH clouds” from journal, article, or gene citations to facilitate the identification of relevant biomedical literature 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil; Schenk, Ryan; Miller, Holly; Norton, Cathy N. (American Medical Informatics Association, 2009-11-14)
    The identification of relevant literature from within large collections is often a challenging endeavor. In the context of indexed resources, such as MEDLINE, it has been shown that keywords from a controlled vocabulary ...
  • Adventures in Minimal Marc and Bulkimport 

    Rioux, Margaret A. (2009-10-12)
    Method for adding data, such as OCLC numbers or URLs to bibliographic records in an Ex Libris Voyager library system using minimal Marc records and Bulkimport
  • GenBank and PubMed : how connected are they? 

    Miller, Holly; Norton, Cathy N.; Sarkar, Indra Neil (BioMed Central, 2009-06-09)
    GenBank(R) is a public repository of all publicly available molecular sequence data from a range of sources. In addition to relevant metadata (e.g., sequence description, source organism and taxonomy), publication information ...
  • The Encyclopedia of Life, Biodiversity Heritage Library, biodiversity informatics and beyond Web 2.0 

    Norton, Cathy N. (Great Cities Initiative of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2008-08-04)
    E.O. Wilson, the noted entomologist at Harvard, "wished" for an authoritative encyclopedia of life that would be freely available on the worldwide web for the entire world. On 9 May 2007, The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) was ...
  • Exploring historical trends using taxonomic name metadata 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil; Schenk, Ryan; Norton, Cathy N. (BioMed Central, 2008-05-13)
    Authority and year information have been attached to taxonomic names since Linnaean times. The systematic structure of taxonomic nomenclature facilitates the ability to develop tools that can be used to explore historical ...

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