Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Leveraging Your Research Information for Web Publishing National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Session TPS08-020, Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 10:15am-12:00pm, Hilton, Monroe West, Washington, DC
Abstract • With the increasing sophistication of Web tools, processes for managing research, publishing research results, and providing access to research information are becoming more unified. These panelists will share specific examples where information used for one purpose is leveraged for additional purposes within and across organizations. • Sponsored by Committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation (ABG40). • Brand L. Niemann, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Presiding. • 20 Minutes for Each Presenter Followed by Questions and Answers and Open Discussion.
Introduction • Definitions of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. • The Three Orders of Order. • Three Principles
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle • The term “reduce” in this context is like the recent UK government announcement that hundreds of their websites are being consolidated or shut down to make access to information easier for people. • UK Annual Report, “Transformational Government • The terms reuse and recycle are meant to capture a difference in options, namely, to reuse all the information you have, or to refine only the most valuable parts of the information and eliminate the rest. • WordNet • Wikipedia
The Three Orders of Order • In the book “Everything is Miscellaneous”, the author suggests “…the solution to the overabundance of information is more information” and explains the three orders of order (physical, virtual, and fully digital). • Weinberger, David, Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, Times Books, 2007, ISBN-10: 0-8050-8043-0.
Three Principles • Bring the data and the metadata back together. • Bring the structured and unstructured data and information back together. • Bring the data and information description and context back together. • A New Enterprise Information Architecture and Data Management Strategy for the U.S. Government: • Part 9: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, December 10, 2007.
Agenda and Introductions • Open Archives Initiative (P08-0464) • Taylor Surface, Global Product Manager for Digital Collection Services, Online Computer Library Center, Inc. • Leveraging Information Infrastructure: National Transportation Library and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (P08-0465). • John Siegler, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. • Tracey Schut, MacroSys Research & Technology.
Agenda and Introductions • Using Your Library Catalog to Publish to Your Website (P08-0466), • Kenneth A. Winter, Virginia Transportation Research Council. • Leveraging Research Management Processes for Creating Web Content (P08-0471). • Gina Baas, University of Minnesota.