Preparing for the World of Open Access. Scientific and Technical Information Program Annual Meeting May 4, 2011. Walt Warnick, Ph.D. Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Information Is Critical to Scientific Progress. Organizations Universities, schools
Preparing for the World of Open Access
Scientific and Technical Information ProgramAnnual MeetingMay 4, 2011
Walt Warnick, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Information Is Critical to Scientific Progress
Government labs, agencies
Research and Medical Centers
Large Facilities, MREFCs,,telescopes
Colliders, shake Tables
- Ocean, environment, weather,
buildings, climate. etc
Research and Scholarship
Learning and Workforce Development
Interoperability and operations
Databases, Data repositories
Collections and Libraries
Data Access; storage, navigation
management, mining tools,
Clouds, Grids, Clusters
Campus, national, international networks
Research and experimental networks
Software development and support
Good Research Needs Good Data!
Science Needs Information Access to Full Coverage of Literature AND Access Beyond Traditional Forms of STI
Life at the scientific frontier is changing.
The ways in which research is conducted, conveyed, and shared are far different today than just a few years ago.
Yet these changes only hint at the technology-driven transformation that is on the horizon.
- Just as we in STIP transformed access from “bib data” in databases to searchable FT documents, now we need to ensure that access goes beyond the boundaries of full text.
Among federal R&D circles, access to new forms of STI and open access are being explored.
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The Changing Landscape
“The rules have changed. In a single generation, revolutions in technology have transformed the way we live, work and do business… . In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It is how we make our living.”
“This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.”—PresidentObama, State of the Union, 2011
How Have We Been Preparing?
We are moving down 3 “paths” in parallel…
Digital Object Identifiers for datasets
Peer-to-peer network communications
Science video search
E-link process enhancements
Digitizing legacy collection
America COM-PETES Act
DOE O 241.1B revision
Guidance for DOE Contracts & Grants
ScienceCinema MS Research partnership
CENDI & Science.gov Alliance
ICSTI & WWS Alliance
Open Access: Summary of Recent Activities
America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
SEC. 103. INTERAGENCY PUBLIC ACCESS COMMITTEE.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Director shall establish a working group under the National Science and Technology Council with the responsibility to coordinate Federal science agency research and policies related to the dissemination and long-term stewardship of the results of unclassified research, including digital data and peer-reviewed scholarly publications, supported wholly, or in part, by funding from the Federal science agencies.
INTERAGENCY PUBLIC ACCESS COMMITTEE.
Will agencies follow NIH? IPAC will answer that question.
Open Access Environment: What’s happening across agencies?
Requires all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication
NSF Data Sharing Policy
Investigators are expected to share the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work under NSF grants. Grantees are expected to encourage and facilitate such sharing. NSF Data Management Plan Requirements implemented for proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011.
For each agency to do for science what NLM has done for life/biosciences
…but method can be different
(not “1-size fits all”)
NLM Is Enriching Access by Linking Digital Assets
DOE O 241.1B: Recognized the Changing Environment and New Forms of STI
ORCID - Open Researcher & Contributor ID
DataCite, international consortium on digital research datasets
Accessible Scientific Research Data
Many disciplines overlap and use data from other sciences
Of STIP scope:
Publicly available research datasets
Not raw data
Not restricted data
Internet can unify all literature and data
Go from lit to computation to data and back to lit
Info at your fingertips for everyone-everywhere
Premise: Science advances only if knowledge is shared Corollary: Accelerating the sharing of scientific knowledge accelerates the advancement of science
International consortium to establish easier access to scientific research data
DataCite has registered over 1,000,000 DOI names.
California Digital Library and Purdue University are the other two U.S. members. CDL is here today to share their experiences and insights.
Emerging Forms of Scientific Information Require New Tools
Launched: Feb. 8, 2011
Content: 1,000 hours of DOE videos provided by STIP members and other sources
Upcoming – adding CERN!
Launched in June 2008
Will be updated by research datasets, with DOIs obtained via DataCite
CERN Multimedia Soon Playing at ScienceCinema!
What Is OSTI Missing?
Opportunities On the Horizon
We are taking advantage of innovative web technologies to:
But a gap exists in STI – journal articles covering DOE-funded projects
We want to collaborate with publishers to make the total R&D record linkable and findable, wherever the information resides
Articles Cited by DOE Labs
Potential to Collaborate with Publishers
CENDI Working to Meet Administration’s Grand Challenge
i-Science: An Interagency Challenge
Ultimate Goal: Interlinking and Search Across All Types of Digital Assets