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The Importance of Electronic Scientific Resources for Scientists

Presented by, Dr. Firdausi Qadri Senior Scientist Immunology ICDDR,B

What is Digital library


A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_library [access on 31 Jul 2010] Sun Microsystems defines a digital library as the electronic extension of functions users typically perform and the resources they access in a traditional library. These information resources can be translated into digital form, stored in multimedia repositories, and made available through Web-based services. Source: http://www.ncsi.iisc.ernet.in/raja/is214/is214-2006-0104/topic-1.htm [access on 31 Jul 2010]

Benefit of Digital Library


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Research paper/articles are instantly available upon publication It save the time of researcher or scientist as instantly available upon publication Digital Library brings information to the user, at work place or at home It is available through desktop, user never need visit a library building Support full text searching - finding information in paper-based material is very difficult Digital copy can collect through online apart from any place of the world. Digital can store in a local hard drive in the computer Digital copies are portable by using pen drive or in Laptop even in some latest cell phone. Information can be shared more easily Not limited by time and geography (3 A's - any time, any where, any format) Materials are never checked out, mis-shelved, or stolen Digital representation can support features and manipulations not possible in print form (e.g. chemical structures, mathematical equations, multi-media) Allow collaboration and exchange of ideas It is easier to copy digital information, without errors - no fear of maintaining one physical object permanently. So rare publications and artifacts may be preserved better by providing access to their digital versions. Digital copies are easy manageable and no physical space is required. Huge number of digital copies can easily handle by the computer No chances of damage of digital copies

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As scientist, what we except from electronic resources


1. Electronic resources should be available upon publication electronically 2. Access to online resources of various publishers should be available through library 3. Facilities of getting full text of the document 4. Development and access of institutional repository 5. Facilities for collaboration 6. Easy access systems on the online platform 7. Remote access facilities 8. Extra price consideration of poor countries

Comparison between Web of Science (WoS) (WoS) AND


1. Articles have been indexed from journals since 1960 and over 8000 journals 2. WoS is the online version of the Science Citation Index 3. covering science, social sciences, and the arts and humanities 4. covers nearly 23 million source papers from the 1940s to the present 5. 850,000 fully indexed journal articles have been added 6. 10,000 journals from 265 multidisciplinary categories; cover-to-cover indexing 7. 19 million citations in total 8. Complete backfiles to 1945, put total at 37 million records 9. Author identification tools 10. Analysis capabilities 11. Direct links to your full-text collections
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SCOPUS

12. Index Chemicus: Over 2.6 million compounds, to 1993

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Scopus has 38 million records 19 million records include references going back to 1996 (78% include references) 17 million pre-1996 records go back to 1841 18,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers over 1200 Open Access journals 500 conference proceedings over 600 trade publications 200 book series Results from 386 million scientific web pages 22 million patent records from 5 patent offices Seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources Innovative tools that review search results and refine to most relevant hits Alerts to keep you up-to-date on new articles matching your search query, or by favorite author Scopus covers 250 million quality web sources, including 22 million patents

ICDDR,Bs Subscribed journals from Elsevier


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Advances in Pediatrics Vitamins and Hormones Yearbook of Medicine Yearbook of Pediatrics American Journal of Medicine American Journal of Preventive Medicine Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease Gastroenterology - Orlando Gastroenterology Clinics of North America Journal of Pediatrics Medical Clinics of North America Nutrition Research Pediatric Clinics of North America Translational Research - the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine Reproductive Health Matters Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene & International Health Best Practice and Research in Clinical Gastroenterology International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Public Health Social Science and Medicine Vaccine

ICDDR,B Library Collection Based on the Following Areas


Child Health Chronic Disease Gender, Human Rights and Health Health and Family Planning Systems HIV/AIDS Improved Health for the Poor Infectious Diseases & Vaccine Sciences Nutrition Population Sciences Poverty & Health Reproductive Health Zinc in Childhood Diarrhoea

Key Features of ICDDR,B Library


Automated Digitized Access to online resources Cyber corner WiFi access Around 1,000 desktop computers have access to library resources Provides services to all Bangladeshi medical researchers Member of Bangladesh INASP-PERI Consortium Collaboration

E-resources management process in ICDDR,B


Subscription to online journals Participation in Consortium E-books purchase E-journals database registration Free e-resources registration Orient the researchers with library resources Training of patrons: E-resources search skill Information literacy Reference management software

Fact Sheet of Library


Books 13,860 copies Print journals (current) 175 titles Bound Journals 32,500 volumes E-journals > 20,000 titles Electronic database 33 titles Library area 5,000 sft (app.) Computers 23 nos. Printers 04 pcs Library server 02 pcs WiFi zone 01 Library staff 08 persons

Online databases
Registered HINARI AGORA OARE Bentham Open Access Bioline International BMJ Journals J-Stage Bangladesh Journals Online DOAJ Subscribed ISI - Web of knowledge Harvard Educational Review Harvard Business Review JSTOR ProQuest Travax ASM Online Journals Elsevier - 21 titles 178 titles print journals BIPC-INASP- PERI consortium

Institutional repository (IR)


IR is a system of digital storage of information Uses DSpace software for maintaining the digital repository DSpace is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Captures and preserves ICDDR,B research and related contents and make them available to users, online. Scanning and uploading documents Make searchable through Internet

ICDDR,B Library collaborate with


Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes,Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) National Health Library and Documentation Centre (NHLDC) Bangladesh Institution of Development Studies (BIDS) James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University East West University National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Status of digital access to research materials in Bangladesh through BIPC-INASP-PERI consortium BIPC-INASPPublic universities 15 Private university 12 Research organization 11 International university/international research institute 03 Total : 41 organization/university

Participating publishers of Bangladesh INASPINASPPERI Consortium


 Acoustical Society of America (ASA)  African Journals Online (AJOL)  American Astronomical Society  American Chemical Society  American Institute of Physics  American Physical Society (APS)  American Society of Civil Engineers  Annual Reviews  Beech Tree Publishing  British Library Direct  British Psychological Society  Cambridge University Press  Cochrane Library  De Gruyter  EBSCO Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC) Database  EBSCO Host Research Databases  Edinburgh University Press  Geological Society  Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)  International Forestry Review  IOP Publishing  Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.,  NPG - Nature

Participating publishers of Bangladesh INASPINASPPERI Consortium (Cont)


 NPG - Palgrave Macmillan Journals  NRC Research Press  OSA - Optical Society of America  OUP E-books Oxford Scholarship Online  Oxford Journals (OUP)  Policy Press Journals  Professional Engineering Publishing  Project MUSE  Royal College of Physicians  Royal Society  SPIE Digital Library  Springer eJournals  Symposium Journals  Taylor & Francis Online eBook Library  University of California Press  University of Chicago Press,  Wiley-Blackwell - InterScience Content  Wiley-Blackwell - Synergy content  World Bank Global Development Finance (GDF) Database  World Bank Publications  World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI) Online Database  World Bank: Africa Development Indicators Total 44 publishers/agencies

Other than Consortium some libraries are also subscribing


              ACM Harvard Educational Review Harvard Business Review JSTOR AGORA OARE HINARI Emerald ProQuest Science Direct Chicago Journals ACS publications ISI Web of Knowledge Travax

Thank you very much

Dr. Firdausi Qadri Off : 9860636; Extn: 2413 fqadri@icddrb.org