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OpenGeoSci , eBooks, and Updates. Marc Segers Director of Strategic Development October 2013. Agenda. Journal Enhancements GSW eBook Collection OpenGeoSci. GeoScienceWorld Journals. Continued to add to front and backfile content 45+ journals and AGI’s GeoRef data

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Opengeosci ebooks and updates

OpenGeoSci, eBooks, and Updates

Marc Segers

Director of Strategic Development

October 2013


  • Journal Enhancements

  • GSW eBook Collection

  • OpenGeoSci

Geoscienceworld journals
GeoScienceWorld Journals

  • Continued to add to front and backfile content

  • 45+ journals and AGI’s GeoRef data

  • 120,000 articles in Millennium and Archive Collections (years 1905-present)

New journals and archives 2013
New Journals and Archives, 2013

Five new journals

  • The European Association of Geochemistry’s GeoChemical Perspectives

  • Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

  • Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society

  • Scottish Journal of Geology

  • Journal of Micropaleontology

    Archive additions

  • SEG’s Geophysics (launching soon)

  • SSA’s Earthquake Notes, back to 1929

  • Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, back to 1985

Major application update
Major Application Update

  • Undergoing application redesign using Drupal

    • Open source

    • Responsive

    • Flexible

Search enhancements
Search Enhancements

  • Adopting latest search technology

  • Introducing faceted search features

  • Integrated searching for journals, ebooks, and GeoRef

  • New page designs (non-final mock up on following slide)

Gsw ebook collections
GSW eBook Collections

  • Releasing in May 2014

  • 1,050 titles

  • 10 publishers

  • Page turning eBook reader experience

  • Integrated with journal platform

  • Cross searching and recommendations

  • Mobile access

  • MARC records

  • Chapter downloads

  • Perpetual access license option

eBooks title list, pricing, and license inquiries:

Lisa Larson, Head of North American Academic Sales, [email protected]

Keith Parent, Corporate and Special Library Sales,

[email protected]

Introducing opengeosci
Introducing OpenGeoSci

  • Map-based discovery platform

  • Includes more than 309,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, and other data assets

  • Resource for finding assets and linking back to publications of origin

Content in opengeosci
Content in OpenGeoSci

  • 309,000 data assets in OpenGeoSci sourced from GSW journals

  • Representing content from more than 45 journals (years 2000-present)

  • Adding assets from GSW ebook program in 2014

Among the 45 journals
Among the 45 Journals

  • Geology

  • Geophysics

  • AAPG Bulletin

  • Petroleum Geology

  • Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology

  • Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

  • Journal of Sedimentary Research

Search features
Search Features

  • Map-based searching

  • Optimized for tablets

  • Filter results geospatially or by journal, subject category, or date

  • Center mapped results with your location

  • Utilize layers for political boundaries and terrain

Discovery features
Discovery Features

  • Locate figures and maps with pinpoints and shaded coverage areas

  • View the figure and maps with caption information from the article

  • Browse all the images from an article in scrollable discovery panel

  • Link to the original source for reading the full article

Live now for free use
Live Now for Free Use

Feedback and ideas, contact: [email protected]

Next steps for opengeosci
Next Steps for OpenGeoSci

  • Adding GSW eBook Collections content in 2014

  • Seeking new strategic partners willing to share content

  • Major feature enhancements may require grants, partnerships, or other funding sources

Thank you
Thank you

Presentation questions to:

Marc Segers, [email protected]