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Euraslic ECET Group Activities

Olga Akimova
Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (IBSS), Ukraine
The paper is devoted to the  ECET group activities during two years of the EURASLIC  intersession period. The information will be given about the projects in which the group is involved. More detailed describes  the establishing of the repositories of the group and its perspectives.

An inter-agency documentary policy on water and aquatic habitats

Françoise Bunch, Florence Louis
ONEMA, France
The ONEMA and its French partners have pooled their research and development efforts to work together to preserve water quality and promote ecological well-being.
Between 1993 and 2008 technical and scientific documents generated by six River Basin Agencies and the Water and Biodiversity Directorate were collected by the documentation centers in the database Fontaine. The water Agencies, the ONEMA and research establishments worked together to create a documentary portal in 2009 (les documents techniques sur l'eau) which today includes 40,000 notices and 18,000 technical and scientific pdf documents.  
Our documentary policy makes provision for the selective promotion of inter-agency publications by theme starting in 2011.

Sharing a bibliographic database in research teams: a study of collaborative reference management tools

Colette Cadiou, Cemagref Clermont Ferrand, France
Sylvie Blin-Sarah, Cemagref Maison de la Télédétection, Montpellier, France
Researchers often need to share documents with their colleagues or with research project partners. Their main requirements are : sharing a bibliographic database with PDF documents with a group of  2 to 30 persons and more, a free web interface ( in a secure computer environment if possible) , easy import/export formats (Bibtex, RIS, Zotero...)  allowing  them to go on using their own bibliographic software. We present the different tools studied with  their advantages and limits regarding the ideal solution.

Opening access to European funded publications (FP7 & ERC) : the OpenAIRE

Alexandra Deniot, Jean-Francois Lutz
Couperin Consortium, France
In 2007 and 2008 the European Research Council and the European Commission issued an open access mandate for the projects funded under the ERC and the FP7. In order to facilitate the implementation of these policies, the Commission launched in 2010 the OpenAIRE project. Grouping 38 partners in all EU countries, OpenAIRE works both on the establishment of a technical infrastructure for the visibility of the funded publications and on the building of a European-wide network for advocacy and communication toward researchers.

Advancing Research with the New Aquatic Science Experience from ProQuest

Françoise Devillard
ProQuest has once again redefined information solutions for aquatic science and
marine biology research by providing a new experience for researchers.
Now available in all Aquatic Science products, deep indexing categorises data, variables and other content represented in tables, maps, photographs and other figures. It allows the researcher to vastly improve their search efficiency through more precise, focused discovery of relevant articles and publications.
ProQuest continues to bring innovative workflow tools to aquatic scientists: 
  • Annotate Figures, Tables, and Articles with My Research and Drop search results in Refworks folders to create comprehensive bibliographies
  • Export Full Table and Figure Images into PowerPoint with publisher attribution built in each figure
  • Widget Creator to customize specialized searches on the fly
  • RSS Feed generator
  • Shared Bibliographic List Tool

Digital theses in France and scanning projects

Martine Fiorini
UMS 829 Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer, France
Theses digital originals begin to appear in France. In parallel, large digitization projects are emerging driven by academic libraries. Here is a brief overview of these projects and achievements focusing on marine and freshwater biology.

Search Engine Optimization of a Forest Fragmentation Content Management System: Example of the Fragfornet Website

Aurélie Gandour, Amanda Regolini
Cemagref Grenoble, France
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a set of techniques used by websites in order to be better indexed by search engines. Here, we chose to focus upon “white hat”, “in page” SEO: techniques to improve one’s site content, hereby making it more attractive to human visitors as well as search engines, by making changes within the site’s pages while focusing on chosen themes and keywords. The final goal is for the site to be better ranked by one or several targeted search engines and therefore appearing higher in their results lists for specified requests.
This paper describes the steps one must take to reach such a goal, while focusing on the example of the website “Fragfornet”. Fragfornet is a network bringing together researchers and information professionals in order to better investigate and communicate about the issues of forest fragmentation in South America and around the world. Its website was launched at the end of 2007 and has been generated through a “website factory”, allowing the creation of dynamic websites on demand, using the content management system Zope Plone, for the employees of a French public institute. Therefore, the advices provided here can be extrapolated to other websites coming from this “factory”, to any website using the Zope Plone system and, even wider, to any dynamic website wanting to begin a search engine optimization.
The first effects of this SEO campaign were visible barely a week after the end of the site’s optimization, achieving better rankings on pertinent keywords and bringing in more visitors. Those improvements have been successfully maintained throughout several months. The monitoring of some parameters (Google positioning of the site for selected keywords, keywords used by visitors and site’s traffic) allowed us to make some observations of how to improve the site’s optimization further: it is essential for such an optimization to be part of an uninterrupted, long-term work in order to be lastingly effective.

Citation analysis as indicators of collection use and collection management at a research library

Bart Goossens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest

In April 2006, the Flemish Institutes for Forestry and Game Management and for Nature Conservation merged into the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Ever since, a new policy and research program has been implemented and 10 new research and 3 support groups where established. And although the electronic collections of the libraries of both institutes were incorporated into a central repository, the physical did not yet. A new collection development policy is currently worked out and will be implemented in 2011. In this proces, bibliographical citation analysis seems to be promising as tool for collection management decisions.

In a first attempt to validate it’s usefullness, a data set of thirty scientific papers published by researchers from five different INBO research units during 2007-2010 was analyzed. About 23% of the cited journal issues were available in the INBO library’s collections, with more than 50% of zone 1 and 2 journals, and 17% of zone 3 journals sensu Bradford. This pattern in zone 1 journals applied to all but one of the investigated research units. Possible measures to enhance accessibility to full text scientific papers in the near future are discussed.

Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository: sharing scientific and scholarly research related to agriculture, food, and environment (http://voa3r.eu)
Marc Goovaerts
VOA3R project
VOA3R is a European Research Consortium Projectfor digital libraries and stands for: "Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository: Sharing Scientific and Scholarly Research related to Agriculture, Food, and Environment". The general objective of the VOA3R project is to improve the spread of European agriculture and aquaculture research results by using an innovative approach to sharing open access research products.
Under a strict open access policy, the VOA3R service will connect libraries, archives and other publication systems by providing advanced search interfaces that include specifics aspects of research work (methods, variables, measures, instruments, techniques, etc.) of the particular domain. The users of the VOA3R service are researchers but also students and practitioners who either want to search for or to publish scientific research results. The project is targeted to the domain of Agriculture & Aquaculture, as it re-uses previous models for these domains, but the technology and models integrated are to a large extent transferable to other academic disciplines.
The VOA3R platform aims at reusing existing and mature metadata and semantics technology to deploy an advanced community-focused integrated service for the retrieval of relevant open content. The service will enable researchers to formulate their information needs in terms of elements of the scientific methods established in their field (variables, techniques, assessment methods, kinds of objects of interest, etc.) combined with topical descriptions as expressed in metadata. The community approach will enable the enhancement of information seeking with extended evaluation elements (as for example, ratings, public reviews, social tagging and links to supporting or conflicting reports) that complement and go beyond the traditional, anonymous peer review process which results are not made available openly.
The technology used will itself become open source, so that the model of the service can be adopted by enterprises (including SMEs) or other kinds of institutions as a value-added, community-oriented model for open access content.
The project partners are UDE, Germany; University of Alcalá, Spain; Agricultural University of Athens, Greece; Greek Research & Technology Network, Greece; Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, Sweden; Hasselt University, Belgium; International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, Denmark; French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France; Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic; ACTA Informatique, France; Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus; Consorzio Interuniversitario, Italy; Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationas (FAO)

The IODE Anniversary Bibliography: 50 years of activities

M.Goovaerts, Hasselt University, Belgium
M. Kalenchits, Estonian Marine Institute, Estonia 
L. Pikula, NOAA, USA
P. Simpson
The 50th Anniversary of the IOC/IODE Programme will be celebrated during 2011. To mark this important milestone, IODE has organized an Anniversary International Conference to demonstrate its vision of new challenges faced by the data and information management communities and its contribution to the capacity building and the society’s needs for data and information products.
To document and demonstrate the dynamic and substantial progress achieved by the IODE, the Anniversary Steering Committee requested the Group of Experts on Marine Information Management (GE-MIM) to produce a bibliography of the output from IODE projects both closed and current.
Whilst this sounds a simple request which can be supported by bibliographic databases – one of the calls that GE-MIM has made over the years to the IODE Community, is to communicate, document and cite the work resulting from IODE Projects. But, it is only in the last few years in the burgeoning digital environment that the IODE Community is understanding the need for this constant recording and depositing in repositories their IODE project outcomes, to provide one measure of IODE success.
Of necessity we have had to rely on available digital resources such as ASFA (Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts), Web of Science (a citation database of Thomson Reuters), OceanDocs Repository, AVANO (a marine and aquatic sciences OAI harvester), UNESDOC Database as well as project websites. Resource searching was performed from September-November 2010. Resources were searched for project names (full names and acronyms); in case of full-text databases, the document has been considered relevant if the keyword (project name) appeared in the full text more than once. A decision was made not to include the projects initiated by other organizations and implemented in partnership with IODE (like WIGOS, GEWEX, CLIVAR, SPARC, CLiC, SOLAS, etc). In the case of the OBIS project, it was decided not to include any documents published prior to 2011, the date the project was officially moved under the IODE umbrella. In addition to project reports and official websites, the bibliography includes conference presentations, scientific articles, monographs and dissertations. The number of unique records is 2144.

As time goes by... a reader caught in the information net. The library of the Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia, Poland as seen by its users on the 90th anniversary of its founding

Małgorzata Grabowska  Popow
Sea Fisheries Institute, Gdynia, Poland
The various types of information from various sources , how they are segregated, and other features are described in this paper. Profiles of  library users are presented by the librarians working at the library of the Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia. Lastly, the results from a questionnaire conducted from January to March 2011 provides information on how users perceive the library.

The Library of Fish Resources Research Department of Institute "BIOR” in Latvia – history and nowadays opportunities in "catching” of information 

Natalya Kondratyeva
Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment "BIOR”, Riga, Latvia

The paper is devoted to the history of the Scientific Library of Fish Resources Research Department of the Institute „BIOR”, established in 2010. The Library was founded in 1945, when the Latvian Department of the All-Union Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) was established in Riga.  Along the development of the fisheries research at the Baltic Sea region the Library’s holdings and its importance also grew. The Library passed through many changes in structure and affiliation. After the restoration of independence of Latvia, since 1991, when the Latvian Fisheries Research Institute was established, the Library was a part of it, but later formed a structural unit of the Latvian Fish Resources Agency, established in 2004. The reorganization of the Agency that took place in 2009 resulted in serious diminishment of the scientific staff and other personnel, and also negatively affected the work of the Library.
The paper describes the main activities of the Library in 2000-s - acquisition of valuable foreign monographs (thanks to the financial support of the Fish Fund of Latvia), the starting of digitalization of Ph.D. Theses and scientific publications of researchers, participation in trainings in Marine Information Management (MIM) organized by IODE and EURASLIC. In 2010 the webpages devoted the Scientific Library and open access resources on marine and aquatic sciences were added to the new website of the institution www.bior.gov.lv.

Liudmila Kulagina


VNIRO Library, Moscow, Russia
There is a huge quantity of search systems of the Internet. Most known of world search systems are Altavista.com, Google.com, Gigablast.com, ASK.com, Yahoo.com, Search.com, SearchAOL.com. From the Russian search systems are as most known GOOGLE.ru, Yandex.ru, RAMBLER.ru, NIGMA.ru, APORT.ru, LiveINTERNET.ru, etc. The greatest interest for us is represented by specialized scientific search systems. There are Scirus, Google Scholar, Science Research Portal, Infotrieve-article finder, Medline, etc.
These search systems enable to carry out search of scientific articles and documents in the open databases, on sites of universities, scientific societies and other scientific organizations.

Existing sites have the different importance, from our point of view from especially advertising it is the least significant, up to the most valuable are full-text materials.
From a thematic orientation of sites we have interest to the sites placing the information on the sea environment. For the last some years have been created a plenty of repositories of sea libraries. They are developed on platform OceanDoc, Dspace, EPrints, Greenstone and etc., which as a matter of fact constructions of a body of the program are similar, and differences are observed perhaps only in interface.

How non-mainstream published books find their way into libraries 

Anneli Meeder 
NHBS, Devon, UK

Most books found on the shelves in special libraries are either published by large scientific publishing houses, or by specialists who publish only on one subject, or the books can be classified as grey literature. This talk is about the books that fall in between – the titles that are published with ISBN and RRP, are not available in e-books collections, and the publishers and their books are likely to be unknown to acquisitions librarians. With examples of recently published books in Marine Science, I will attempt to show the different types of publications that are likely to be missed, and how librarians can stay ahead of the curve.

Bibliometrics: a new feature for institutional repositories

Fred Merceur,  Morgane Le Gall, Annick Salaun
IFREMER Brest, France

In addition to its promotion and conservation objectives, Archimer, Ifremer's institutional repository, offers a wide range of bibliometric tools described in this document.
As early as the recording stage, numerous automatic operations homogenize the information (author's name, research body, department..., thus proving the quality of the bibliometric analyses.
Now Archimer enables, among others, the automatic calculation of several indicators defined by Ifremer and the different ministries in charge in the framework of its four year contract. It also offers various criteria aimed at analysing its document production (eg. distribution of the value of the journals' impact factors, evolution of the number of citations, presentation of international collaborations...).
As a consequence, the centralisation of Ifremer's document production in Archimer will replace a number of different systems currently used by its research units to carry out such tasks. This should therefore result in an increase in Ifremer’s productivity as well as in a greater reliability of the bibliometric analyses.

Sharing freshwater data in the UK - Opportunities and challenges 

Hardy Schwamm
The Freshwater Biological Association, UK

An increasing flow of reports and studies emphasises the need for data management. Provision for data management, for curation and long-term preservation, and for the sharing and re-use of data, varies wildly between subject areas. The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) decided to lead and participate in three projects that will enable freshwater scientists to store their data securely in a sustainable subject repository and share their datasets with their colleagues.
This paper summarises the steps necessary in order to build a data repository, make data searchable, and, maybe most importantly, win the trust and enthusiasm of the freshwater research community.


Institute of oceanography and fisheries library report : marketing the value of the library
Ingrid Catic
Institute of Oceanography and fisheries, Split, Croatia
This paper is the library report. It sums up the life and recent activities of our Library within the oldest Croatian scientific institution for the marine research: Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IOF).
Last year was a special one for the IOF celebrating the 80th Anniversary. We experienced it as a great opportunity for marketing the Library of the Institute and for introducing its value to the wider community. We marked this occasion by releasing the brochure of the IOF, thereby promoting the work and achievements of the institution and the IOF Library itself. In addition, the work of the Library is presented within the Biennial Report of the IOF (2009-2010) and by the constant updating of the content of our Web site. Of course, scientific work is a continuum and the research work of the scientists follows also the trail of their predecessors. At this point comes to the fore the important role of our rich Library preserving the scientific works and related literature on its shelves. In the Library you can find the treasures of national and international knowledge offered selflessly to everyone interested.
Being a new marine science librarian of the IOF Library I have to point out the importance of our Library being an institutional member of EURASLIC/IAMSLIC, and I am really thankful for the enormous help of all the EURASLIC members, most of all in the ILL activities. The users of the Library are extremely thankful for all the scientific papers received over EURASLIC when scientific journals are not easily available, our Library like many others being affected by the recessionary problems. We cannot afford subscriptions to as many scientific journals as necessary, the purchase of books being also reduced, then there are large delays in the delivery of periodicals and even some exchange partners have decided to terminate exchanges due to financial crisis…so, we also find the way out by sharing resources with all the libraries in Croatia. Most of all we co-operate in the ILL system with the Library of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute and the Split University Library (e.g. their service for sending requests to the SUBITO international document delivery system), exchanging the information and trying to overcome all kinds of troubles caused by the world crisis.  

Co-authored papers: an analysis
Emilie Gentilini, Amanda Regolini
Cemagref, Grenoble, France
The increasing level of collaboration in scientific research now lies above 50% of all research activities in many research organisations (Wuchty et al., 2007). Cemagref’s multi-field research themes force a strong collaboration with French and foreign partners. Cemagref collaborates with other research organisations, universities, companies and local authorities on environmental topics. New indicators concerning co-publication data are needed in order to assess the new strategic objectives as concerns the number of research partners. New methods and tools to automate the counting of co-publications have had to be developed. This poster aims to present the bibliometric methods followed and some results obtained.

Librarian in the information stream 

Irina Inyaeva
Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO)

ICT and library in the first decade of the XXI century. Technologies which are going away and modern technologies which will change our lives. Stages of development of the Internet. Novelties in communication sector. Web 2.0 platform.
There are some facts that a person is unable to predict the development of ICT progress.
The following predictions repeatedly were published in the press and cited:
In 1943 Thomas Watson, the head of IBM Corporation, when there were finishing work on the creation of the first computers, he predicted: "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers".
Later, in 1977, when the first personal computers appeared, Ken Olsen, the founder of the world-famous Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) said: "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
But now it is generally agreed by the majority of scientists and analysts that at the turn of the century the most fundamental revolution occurred not in nuclear physics, microelectronics or chemistry, but in the field of information and communication. This influenced the development of the entire information infrastructure of society and it certainly affected library-information sphere.

Interlibrary Loan at Ruđer Bošković Institute Library, Croatia, 2009-2010

Sofija Konjević
Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
This poster presents an analysis of the ILL service at the RBI Library in the period 2009-2010. 


RBI Library New Web

Marina Mayer
Rudjer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
In December 2010, RBI Library gave a special Christmas present to its users: new web pages. In 1994, the Library was the first library in Croatia to have web pages. They have changed many times over the years. The last version was in use for over 10 years and we desperately needed the complete update. Work on the new web pages, from first ideas to launching in December 2011, lasted several years. New web uses Joomla! CMS, has a completely different structure and a lot of new features.

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