Hi,

Just a couple notes, several items have come up that may be of interest to other Federal librarians interested in geology ( oil/gas, mineral, water, climate, earthquakes, floods, droughts, volcanoes, and so on) publications:

(1) Geological Society of America (GSA) :

I attended a meeting over the weekend for the Geological Society of America (GSA) divisions and associated societies ( http://geosociety.org/divisions/

GSA Publications:
Current open access: http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/openAccess.htm
-- A full list of GSA's open access content can be found at www.gsapubs.org/cgi/collection/gsa-oa

also refer to attached handout:
"GSA journal articles will be immediately accessible online, by anyone, at any time, anywhere in the world, with no required subscription.

The present implementation model has this occurring in a phased manner as follows:
  • 2017: Geology becomes open access
  • 2018: Geosphere and Lithosphere become open access
  • 2019: GSA Bulletin becomes open access

Effective January 2017, all GSA journal content, including full access to the journal archives, will be freely available online to GSA members." 

USGS authored publications in GSA publications, search results from USGS Publications Warehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/search?q=%22Geological+Society+of+America%22+

[ Just a quick reminder, OpenGeoSci: http://www.opengeosci.org/  ]

Supplemental data and other information that supports journal articles and other are freely available: 
GSA Data Repository: http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/ft2015.htm

Examples: Recent reference inquires for USGS data :

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Example inquiry: USGS article and data for: 

Land-level changes from a late Holocene earthquake in the northern Puget lowland, Washington

USGS Publications Warehouse record:  http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70027085

USGS authored article, Geology, 2004 : http://geology.geoscienceworld.org/content/32/6/469.full?sid=5e4b27ef-6e7e-451d-9b05-f8b30c70d497

USGS data in GSA Data Repository, 2004 :  http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/ft2004.htm
--- direct link to pdf of supplemental material: ftp://rock.geosociety.org/pub/reposit/2004/2004081.pdf 

 
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(2) American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Please note, the following AGU journals are completely open-access content: 

EoS: https://eos.org/

JAMES (Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems) : http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/agu/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1942-2466/

Earth and Space Science: http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/agu/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2333-5084/

Earth's Future: http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/agu/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2328-4277/


And, just a quick reminder, American Geophysical Union (AGU) publications are open-access content from 1997- 24 months ago:

VALUABLE EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE RESEARCH NOW MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION TO MAKE JOURNALS FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE
http://news.agu.org/press-release/valuable-earth-and-space-science-research-now-more-accessible-to-the-public/

- Publications authored by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in AGU journals more than 24 months ago are now open-access content... 

Here is an example search of USGS authored content in AGU by using the USGS Publications Warehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/search?q=%22American+Geophysical+Union%22


There is new program where all public libraries in California have open access to AGU content, 1997- present :
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE ORGANIZATION MAKES RESEARCH MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION TO GIVE FREE ACCESS TO JOURNAL CONTENT THROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN CALIF.
http://news.agu.org/press-release/international-science-organization-makes-research-more-accessible-to-the-public/ 

At a recent meeting I was in, it was mentioned that in 2015, all public libraries in the United States will have open access to AGU content;  
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Let me know if you seek additional information finding and using U.S. Geological Survey publications and data... 

Enjoy the day!
Emily


Emily C. Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library
Denver Federal Center
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