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:
I attended a meeting over the weekend for the Geological Society of America (GSA) divisions and associated societies ( http://geosociety.org/divisions/
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."
Supplemental data and other information that supports journal articles and other are freely available:
Examples: Recent reference inquires for USGS data :
Example inquiry: USGS article and data for:
Land-level changes from a late Holocene earthquake in the northern Puget lowland, Washington
(2) American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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
- Publications authored by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in AGU journals more than 24 months ago are now open-access content...
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.
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;
Let me know if you seek additional information finding and using U.S. Geological Survey publications and data...
Enjoy the day!