WorldWideScience.org Providing Global Access to World Science: Overcoming Standards Challenges Through Federated Search. CODATA 2008 Kyiv, Ukraine Thomas F. Lahr US Geological Survey, Reston, VA USA Co-Chair, US Science.gov Alliance Alternate US Representative, WorldWideScience.org Alliance.
WorldWideScience.orgProviding Global Access to World Science: Overcoming Standards Challenges Through Federated Search
CODATA 2008 Kyiv, Ukraine
Thomas F. Lahr
US Geological Survey, Reston, VA USA
Co-Chair, US Science.gov Alliance
Alternate US Representative, WorldWideScience.org Alliance
There is a need to find national scientific and technical information quickly and easily, but information is dispersed across thousands of web sites (“Surface Web”) in addition to being found within databases or portals (“Deep Web”).
Surface Web vs Deep Web2005
National Science Portals Collaboration and Coordination
2004 Vascoda (Germany) and Science.gov (US) and KISTI (Korea) Discussions and Meetings
2005 and 2006 IFLA Norway Korea – Ad Hoc Meetings of National Science Portals (hosted by GIOPS)
June 2006 ICSTI Meeting Washington DC
Frierson - “National Science Portals: New Potential Partnerships for Global Discovery”
Warnick - “Science.world” Portal
ICSTI Science Portals Forum Proposed
ICSTI Science Portals Forum Proposal
Organize and host 2 meetings
Create a summary matrix comparing national and international science portals to identify key characteristics and issues
Mobilize a proof of concept trial for a “cross science” portals search
Develop a plan of action
ICSTI Immediately funded 1 and 2
1. Organize and host 2 meetings
January 2007 - ICSTI winter meeting in London
June 2007 - ICSTI meeting Nancy
2. Create a summary matrix comparing national and international science portals to identify key characteristics and issues
What is a portal?
How to define scope and coverage
Intellectual property rights management
Search techniques- browse taxonomies, site searching, deep web, metadata, data, publications
US DOE/BL Agreement
In January 2007 the US Department of Energy and the British Library agreed to partner to develop a global science gateway to accelerate scientific discovery
governance documents-Feb 2008
The approach is to capitalize on existing “federated search” technology to search collections of science information distributed across the globe.
This enables much-needed access to both prominent as well as smaller, less well-known sources of highly valuable science.
Users simply submit a single query into the WorldWideScience.org search engine to launch simultaneous searching of the databases and portals of participating nations.
Results are returned in relevance-ranked order.
Indian Institute of Science Theses & Dissertations Indian Medlars Centre
INIST (France)J-EAST (Japan) J-STAGE (Japan) J-STORE (Japan) http://www.journalarchive.jst.go.jp/english/top_en.php KoreaScience NARCIS (Netherlands) National Library of the Czech Republic Manuscriptorium Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) Norwegian Open Research Archives (NORA) Philippines Journals Online (PhilJOL) Science.gov (United States) Scientific Electronic Library Online (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Venezuela) Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961 (New Zealand) UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom) Vascoda (Germany) Vietnam Journals Online (VJOL) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland-Publications (Finland) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland-Research (Finland)
African Journals OnlineAustralian Antarctic Data Centre Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information Catalogue of the TIB, German National Library of Science & Technolgy (TIBKat) CSIR Research Space (South Africa) Czech Academy of Sciences Repository Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada) DEFF Global E Prints (Denmark) DEFF Research Database (Denmark) Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography (India) Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden) Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) (United Kingdom) Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB) Indian Academy of Sciences Indian Institute of Science Eprints
A rapidly growing gateway to
scientific and technical information
databases and portals around the world