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Farrell, Shannon L.; Kelly, Julia A.; Hendrickson, Lois G.; Mastel, Kristen L. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2023
Historic data in analog (or print) format is a valuable resource that is utilized by scientists in many fields. This type of data may be found in various locations on university campuses including offices, labs, storage facilities, and archives. This study investigates whether biological data held in one institutional university archives could be…
Descriptors: Archives, Universities, Data, Data Collection
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Vincent F. Scalfani; Kevin W. Walker; Lance Simpson; Avery M. Fernandez; Vishank D. Patel; Anastasia Ramig; Cyrus Gomes; Michael T. Moen; Adam M. Nguyen – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2023
Scholarly web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) allow users to interact with information and data programmatically. Interacting with information programmatically allows users to create advanced information query workflows and quickly access machine-readable data for downstream computations. With the growing availability of scholarly…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Ezema, Ifeanyi J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This study examines the research impact of gold open access (OA) journals in engineering and technology. A total of 37 gold route journals that request article processing charges (APC) and 66 other OA journals without APC (i.e., platinum OA) in the field were found in the Directory of Open Access Journals and used for the study. The publishers,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Periodicals, Engineering, Technology
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Bierman, James – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study examines the indexing of open access journals in the engineering disciplines. The sample used in this study was generated from a title listing pulled from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in late 2013. Indexing data from four prominent commercial databases in the discipline, Compendex, Web of Science, Inspec, and Scopus,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Periodicals, Engineering, Indexing
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Williams, Sarah C.; Farrell, Shannon L.; Kerby, Erin E.; Kocher, Megan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study involved a thorough examination of attitudes and opinions of agricultural researchers toward open access publishing and data sharing. Utilizing the results of the Ithaka S+R Agriculture Research Support Services project, we reanalyzed our institutional interview transcripts and synthesized information from the project's publicly…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Attitudes, Access to Information, Researchers
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Farrell, Shannon L.; Kelly, Julia Ann – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Describing, preserving, and providing access to data is now the purview of many science librarians, although the emphasis has been on data in electronic format. Data in paper or analog format might be found in many places around our campuses. At the University of Minnesota we conducted a preliminary investigation of analog data through discussions…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Data, Archives
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Pasek, Judith E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Sharing scientific research data has become increasingly important for knowledge advancement in today's networked, digital world. This article describes the evolution of access to United States government information in relation to scientific research funded by federal grants. It analyzes the data sharing policy of the National Science Foundation,…
Descriptors: Grants, Data, Information Management, Scientific Research
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Musser, Linda – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Research communications today are largely conducted by digital means. At this time, however, only a small percentage of these digital communiques are archived and preserved for future use. This article provides an overview of the challenge of this digital grey literature, a brief overview of digital archiving, and the role librarians and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Role, Librarians, Researchers
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Salisbury, Lutishoor; Speer, Julie – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
This paper highlights the findings of a survey completed by ACRL/STS [Association of College and Research Libraries/Science and Technology Section] members on scholarly communication issues. In particular it identifies the percentage of their daily activities that are spent in support of scholarly communication activities; extent of change of job…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Surveys, Users (Information)
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Butkovich, Nancy J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Doctoral candidates may request short-term embargoes on the release of their dissertations in order to apply for patents. This study examines how often inventions described in dissertations in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, and mathematics are converted into U.S. patent applications, as well as the relationship between dissertation…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Intellectual Property, STEM Education, Chemistry
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Grabowsky, Adelia – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The field of communication disorders encompasses the health science disciplines of both speech-­language pathology and audiology. Pertinent literature for communication disorders can be found in a number of databases. Librarians providing information literacy instruction may not have the time to cover more than a few resources. This study develops…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Librarians, Information Literacy, Access to Information
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Kelly, Julie – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
Many distinguished scholars published the primary corpus of their work before the advent of online journals, which makes it more challenging to access. Upon being approached by a distinguished Emeritus Professor seeking advice about getting his work posted online, librarians at the University of Minnesota worked to gain copyright permissions to…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Publications, Academic Libraries, Access to Information
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Dietrich, Dianne; Adamus, Trisha; Miner, Alison; Steinhart, Gail – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Research libraries have sought to apply their information management expertise to the management of digital research data. This focus has been spurred in part by the policies of two major funding agencies in the United States, which require grant recipients make research outputs, including publications and research data, openly available. As many…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Data, Information Management
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Fowler, Kristine K. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This article reports research mathematicians' attitudes about and activity in specific scholarly communication areas, as captured in a 2010 survey of more than 600 randomly-selected mathematicians worldwide. Key findings include: (1) Most mathematicians have papers in the arXiv, but posting to their own web pages remains more common; (2) A third…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Higher Education, Mathematics
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Nariani, Rajiv – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
York University, Toronto, Canada has been acquiring e-books from different publishers and content providers. At present our University subscribes to electronic content from NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Reference Online, MyiLibrary, Safari, Springer, Oxford University Press, Knovel, Books24x7, Synthesis Engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Libraries, Sciences
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