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Aquatic Commons work party in Uganda

Despite jet lag and distractive monkeys outside, a hard-working group of IAMSLIC members met prior to the conference for a hands-on Aquatic Commons training and input session. Some participants brought their own institution’s publications, including a few ASFA partners who will subsequently be indexing them in Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts. Others worked on publications for members not in attendance or helped by sharing their expertise of metadata or repository software.

Quick stats

  • 17 publications were submitted
  • 14 members participated, 5 of whom serve on the Aquatic Commons Board
  • 4 existing agencies grew in deposits: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Instituto de Investigação Pesqueira, Mozambique; National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, Uganda; University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.
  • 3 new agencies were added: Direction de la Pêche Continentale, Senegal; Institut National de Recherche Halieutique, Casablanca (Morocco); Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
  • 1 dedicated photographer, Aggrey Isabirye captured the hard work in pictures

Thank you to the conference organizers, the Aquatic Commons Editors (who worked from afar), members of the Aquatic Commons Board, and especially the participants for making it a successful event.

It’s not early to start thinking about next year’s conference in Port Aransas, Texas. If you have suggestions for content or any feedback on how to improve the session, please contact sally.taylor@ubc.ca

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Seeking content for Aquatic Commons work party

Dear colleagues,

At the 2018 IAMSLIC conference in Uganda, there will be an Aquatic Commons “work party” to introduce participants to the repository while at the same time increasing open access to publications.

We are looking for content, and you do not have to attend the conference to contribute!

Do you have publications that you would like deposited into Aquatic Commons? You can take advantage of a room full of information professionals to create metadata and do the work for you!

Since we are meeting in Africa, our hope is to find publications from the continent but we are open to other geographical areas. Publications must be in digital format and permission to deposit must be cleared with copyright holders in advance.

If you are interested in participating or have other suggestions, please contact sally.taylor@ubc.ca

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Retired and extremely active, our next presenter from the USA for #IamMex16

Dear all,

It’s the final countdown! At the end of the week everyone will be packing their bags and going to Mexico ¡Vámonos!

Our next speaker is former Iamslic president Joan Parker. Although recently retired, she is still involved in Iamslic and we are delighted that she will be attending some of the conference. If you see Joan, have a chat to her about her vast experience in IAMSLIC and especially about the Aquatic Commons and bird watching! 

joan-parker Joan with her friend Snowdy, who will also attend #IamMex16. Introduce yourself to them!

Joan Parker joined IAMSLIC in 1988 and attended her first conference in Bermuda. She has served as Cyamus’ regional representative, IAMSLIC President and Chair of the Aquatic Commons Board. Her most treasured memory of her time in this organization was being part of a group of Cyamus members who ventured to Baja California in the 1990’s to make connections with marine science librarians there. After retiring from the MLML/MBARI Research Library last December, Joan has returned to her roots of field biology, especially bird watching. She is delighted that IAMSLIC is returning to Mexico for its annual conference. Although she will not be attending the entire conference, while there, Joan looks forward to many conversations about the Aquatic Commons.

Joan will be co-presenting with Steve Watkins

Title: Aquatic Commons and LibraryBox project update

Abstract:  Joan and Steve will be giving a brief demonstration and update on this LibraryBox project at the conference.

Posted on behalf of the communications team by Stephanie Ronan

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Aquatic Commons crowdfunding page

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Aloha IAMSLIC friends,

I have started a crowdfunding page on Indigogo’s Generosity site to establish a stable source of ongoing support to ensure the future of the Aquatic Commons.

The page is here: https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/aquatic-commons-repository/

Feel free to post this to your Facebook and Twitter accounts if you feel so led. My ongoing gratitude to IAMSLIC’s treasurer (Kristen LaBonte) for taking on one more project. Give if you got! Thanks!

Kristen L. Anderson

 

[Posted by Stephanie Ronan on behalf of Kristen]

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Aquatic Commons-new publications

AC quickstart guide 2011 final
Creating Aquatic Commons Records on a Flash Drive 2011
for other Aquatic Commons publications see: http://www.iamslic.org/publications/aquatic-commons

Marcia Croy-Vanwely
IAMSLIC President

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Editorial Review Board

This board will be responsible for reviewing the deposits that come into the Aquatic Commons. It will comprise of 4 members: Jean Collins, Stephanie Haas, Lisa Raymond and Pauline Simpson.
Marcia Croy-Vanwely, IAMSLIC President

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Aquatic Commons Board 2011-2013

My sincere appreciation on behalf of the IAMSLIC members goes to the retiring Aquatic Commons Board members who have contributed their time and expertise over the last 4 years: Stephanie Haas, Jean Collins, Pauline Simpson, Frederic Merceur, Lisa Raymond, Helen Wibley, Linda Pikula and Peter Pissierssens.

The 2011-2013 Aquatic Commons Board members:
Chair – Joan Parker
IAMSLIC Junior vice-president: Maria Kalenchits
IAMSLIC Member at large: Andrea Cristiani
IAMSLIC Technical representative: Hardy Schwamm
IAMSLIC Regional representative: Sally Taylor
ASFA/FAO Liaison – Armand Gribling
IODE representative: Linda Pikula
IAMSLIC President (ex-officio): Marcia Croy-Vanwely

For more information: http://www.iamslic.org/people/committees-taskforces/aquatic-commons-board

Marcia
IAMSLIC President

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Traité général des pesches available online

The University of British Columbia Archives has digitized the two complete volumes of Traité général des pesches written in 1769-1782 by Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau and Jean-Louis De La Marre. The work contains beautiful plates of fresh and salt water fishes, fishing boats, fishing equipment and fishers.

The plates have been entered into ContentDM and are available on the UBC Library web site at:
http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm4/index_tgdp.php?CISOROOT=/tgdp

The complete two volumes are available in the Internet Archive and Aquatic Commons.

Special thanks to Rob Stibravy at UBC Library who managed the project, Tony Pitcher who lent us the two volumes for digitization, and to University Archives and Cyamus for funding.

Sally Taylor, UBC

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Aquatic Commons downloads reach 44,000

Since the launch of the Aquatic Commons repository in July of 2007 both the deposits and downloads have increased steadily.  From 27 documents, the repository has grown to 2,160 items in April 2009.  In April, there were 6,096 downloads.  Of the top 35 downloads,  26, or 75%, were classed as Aquaculture or Fisheries.   These 26 items accounted for 1,320 downloads.  Aquaculture Asia issues were heavily used.  Browsing by Issuing Agency now indicates that we have publications from 44 organizations.  Metadata is harvested by Avano, Google, Google Scholar, BASE, and OAIster.

Join us in sharing information about the aquatic environment.

  • Use Aquatic Commons to help promote and preserve your research
  • Partner with other researchers and organizations to allow them to share research
  • Use Avano to access more than 179,000 full text documents from repositories world-wide

Submitted by Stephanie Haas on behalf of the AC Board and the AC Working Groups

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Citing works in Aquatic Commons

Steven Harnad has offered the following advice for correctly citing OA versions:

(1) Always cite the published version if the cited work is indeed published. (The published version is the archival work; the OA version is merely a means of access to a supplementary version of it. It is not the published work.)

(2) Always give the URL or DOI of the OA version for access purposes, along with the citation to the published version.

(3) In citing (in the text) the location for quoted excerpts, use the published version’s page-span if you know them; otherwise use section-heading plus paragraph number. (Indeed, it is good to add section-heading plus paragraph-number in any case.)


What follows is the pertinent extract from the APA Style Manual:

-To cite a specific part of a source, indicate the page, chapter, figure, table or equation at the appropriate point in text. Always give page numbers for quotations. Abbreviate the words page and chapter in such text citations:
(Cheek & Buss, 1981, p.332)
       (Shimamura, 1989, chap. 3)

For electronic sources that do not provide page numbers, use the paragraph number, if available, preceded by the ¶ symbol or the abbreviation para. If neither paragraph nor page numbers are visible, cite the heading and the number of paragraph following it to direct reader to the location of the material.
(Myers, 2000, ¶ 5)       (Beutler, 2000, Conclusion section, para.1)

[Excerpted from the JISC Repositories listserv, March 5, 2009]

Thought this would be helpful to all, Stephanie

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