American Institute of Physics to secure all journals in dark archive


Melville, NY, June 12, 2009 – "The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today that online versions of all its journals will soon reside in the dark archive, CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), a joint venture by libraries and publishers committed to ensuring long-term access to scholarly publications in digital format. CLOCKSS will make AIP content freely available in the event that AIP is no longer able to provide access." 

"CLOCKSS creates a secure, multi-site archive of web-published content that can be tapped into to provide ongoing access to researchers worldwide, free of charge."

"The American Institute of Physics is a federation of 10 physical science societies representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific information in physics. Offering full-solution publishing services for physics scientific societies and for similar organizations in science and engineering, AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals. AIP publishes its own

12 journals (many of which have the highest impact factors in their category); two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings. Its online publishing platform Scitation hosts nearly two million articles from more than 185 scholarly journals, and other publications of 28 learned society publishers."


DOE’s Office of Scientific &Technical Information has new look and improved navigation

"The website for the Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is sporting a fresh look with improved navigation pathways to our products and services.  Direct links to,, and are featured, as well as a listing of DOE databases by content type. Our new features, Science Showcase and From the Director, highlight exciting ideas, science information, tools and services. Our Suggested Tags cloud provides ideas on how to tag our website information and offers an easy path to users’ favorite pages. Our interactive features can be found in the Read, Listen and Share box. While we know there will be a learning curve, we hope you find the OSTI website more in tune with the needs of today’s web users."

Let us know what you think.

From Tim Byrne at OSTI, to the Science & Technology Division of SLA, via direct email.

Digital Library at Penn State using CiteSeerX

"Digital library developed by Penn State researchers hits 1 million articles mark  10 Jun 2009

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has announced that a new digital library and search engine created by its researchers now holds more than 1 million journal articles and other scholarly works that can be easily accessed by anyone.

CiteSeerX (, based in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), is designed to enhance the dissemination of scientific literature by making papers and other documents easier to locate online. The library provides resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques and software that are transferable to other digital libraries – supplying users with more than just an index of search results. The newest version, released in early 2009, added the capability to search tables.

The search engine was developed by C. Lee Giles, David Reese professor of information sciences and technology and Isaac G. Councill, a Penn State Ph.D. recipient. It is based on open source software, which means it can be adapted as needed, by anyone, to fit users’ requirements.

The search engine also includes a feature called MyCiteSeerX, a customisable personal space where the individual user can do tagging, make corrections, create his or her own collections and monitor paper updates.

Other tools currently being developed include Our CiteSeerX, an environment where collaborating teams can work and share information within the library, and a feature that will allow users to receive alerts about new papers of personal interest.

CiteSeerX was funded by the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, NASA and the College of IST.

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Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter

Cornell Lab of Ornithology — Macaulay Library

    "The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is the  world’s largest natural sound and video archive of animal behavior. Its mission is to collect and preserve recordings of each species behavior and natural history and to make them available for research, education, conservation, zoos and aquaria, wildlife managers, publishers, the arts, and both public and commercial media. Since 1930, recordists of all backgrounds have contributed their recordings, which now number to several hundred thousand in total. A large percentage of the recordings can be searched and played online."

The library uses a free browser plugin called RavenViewer, which ‘enables you to see and visually analyze the sound as you play it.’   There is a search box, or one can browse taxonomically or by common names.

Source:  [ResourceShelf] Newsletter No.411

International Council for Scientific and Technical Information


ICSTI’s 2009 Summer Conference will take place in Ottawa on 9-10 June, followed by the General Assembly Meetings on 11-12 June. Hosted by CISTI, the Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, this year’s conference theme is ‘Managing Data for Science’. For early program and speaker details, as well as venue, accommodation and sponsor information, and the registration forms, please go to the Events page and click through to the conference website.

ICSTI 2009 Conference – 09 Jun 2009
Hosted by the NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), this annual conference has been largely viewed as being a dynamic engine for research and development as well as scientific data management and integration worldwide. This year’s conference will be structured around the data ‘lifecycle.’ The conference will address issues ranging from integration in published outputs and re-purposing, to hosting, archiving and preservation.
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter June 2, 2009