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Posters at IAMSLIC 2017

Posters 2017

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Małgorzata Grabowska-Popow (Maggie), Daniel Oviedo Juárez, Amanda Whitmire, Lisa Raymond and Audrey Mickle

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Aloha! Welcome to #IamHawaii


On behalf of the Board of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers and the University of Hawaii at Manoa it is a distinct pleasure to welcome you to Honolulu. Aloha!
The theme of this year’s conference is Blurring the Edges: the Osmosis of Ideas. The “What” of libraries and information centers is an enormous undertaking. Creation, maintenance, discovery and delivery of physical and electronic resources consumes most of our time. But what about the “How” of those resources? How did they get created? Who created them? What “Whats” are the future of our profession? Blurring the Edges: The Osmosis of Ideas will explore not only the “What” but “How” information, tools and resources are created.
Where do ideas for innovation originate? Who inside and outside of our profession collaborates on ideas? How can you bring a new perspective to what we do to create something totally new and unexpected?
We hope that you will find this conference rewarding, informative and fun. We know you’ll encounter new ideas and new friends. IAMSLIC is a unique organization and we want to inspire you in your career, your workplace and with your IAMSLIC family. Let us know if there is any way we can be of help to you.

We kick of proceedings today Sunday, October 22 @3pm with our First Executive Board Meeting and then we can all relax and introduce ourselves to the delegates at the Butter Mochi Welcome Reception this evening @6pm

Our full conference program is available here


Steve Watkins, President
David Baca, President-elect (2017)
Jeanine Scaramozzino, President-elect (2018)
Kristen Labonte, Treasurer
Brian Voss, Secretary
Kristen Anderson, Past-President

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Presenter Profile Series: The Presidents Steve & Dave

#IamHawaii Presenter Profile Series, the final edition. Some may say we saved the best for last, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide! In this final #IamHawaii presenter feature, we bring to you our presidents: Steve Watkins current 2017 President of IAMSLIC and David Baca, our President-elect for 2018 will open proceedings with a panel discussion, along with Mathew Vis-Dunbar and Alisa Lazear on Aquatic and Marine Science Librarian Responsibilities: Current and Evolving Roles.

Steve Watkins

The photo is of Dave Baca sitting in the Frey House in Palm Springs, California. The house is one of the greatest mid mod houses in Palm Springs, which is itself a mid mod mecca








A little bit about Steve…

Steve Watkins is Science Librarian and Coordinator of Technology Development at California State University, Monterey Bay. Steve was one of the three founding librarians when the university was opened in 1995 on the site of the closed Fort Ord army base and was the original Co-Director for Library Resources. Prior to coming to CSU Monterey Bay, he was Science Bibliographer and Assistant Head of the Science Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz for eleven years. He also served as Life Sciences Bibliographer at the State University of New York at Albany and as Reference Librarian at the Stanford University Libraries. Steve has had the opportunity to participate in the design two major library facilities during his career, in addition to a long history of innovative applications of technology to library services. He has had responsibility for collection development and instruction in the marine sciences for the past 37 years.
Steve got his undergraduate degree in Biology from Stanford University, with an emphasis on marine invertebrates and subtidal ecology. He received his MLS from the University of California, Berkeley. Steve has been a member of IAMSLIC since 1986 and attended his first conference in Seattle in 1990. He is finishing his second and final term as IAMSLIC President and expects to remain active in the Association following his full retirement in May 2018. IAMSLIC has been one of the most rewarding experiences of Steve’s career and he cherishes the lifelong friendships and connections that have been established over the years.

Talk to Steve in Honolulu about…

The future (and past) of IAMSLIC; library technology; the joys of volunteer docent work; travel; and retirement plans.


A little bit about Dave…

Dave is the Director of the Jack K. Williams Library and Learning Commons at Texas A&M University at Galveston in Galveston, Texas USA. He oversees Library operations in addition to academic support operations, including tutoring, the writing center, the math lab, media lab, the honors program and undergraduate research. Dave came to the Galveston campus of Texas A&M from heading up a community college library system in Texas and, previous to that, as Director of the Science and Engineering Library at the University of Arizona. His library career started at the main campus of Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Dave was a mechanical engineer right out of college for a few years before returning to school and earning an MLIS from The University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Educational Administration from Texas A&M.
As the title of this year’s conference might indicate, Dave has an interest in understanding how creativity and inspiration informs us in our daily lives and at work and helps us make crazy connections. He has long been involved with arts organizations including a stint as president of a local community choir. Dave regularly gets up the courage to tell stories in front of about 500 people at the monthly Moth storytelling events in Houston, Texas. It is the most terrifying thing he has ever done. But it’s pretty cool, too.
Dave has been involved with IAMSLIC since the Dania Beach conference in Florida after years of hearing Natalie Wiest tell of how much fun it was. He’s been involved with the Treasury Task Force and the Aquatic Commons Board and, as incoming President, is the conference convener for Hawaii. Which is the second most terrifying thing he’s ever done.

Talk to Dave in Honolulu about…

The middle of the last century. Dave is nuts about everything Mid Century Modern. Architecture, art, designers, furniture, appliances. You name it. If you can’t find him he will probably be wandering the streets looking for brise soliel, stone fireplaces, flat roofs and glass walls.

Steve and Dave will present…

Title: Aquatic and Marine Science Librarian Responsibilities: Current and Evolving Roles (Panel)

Abstract: The IAMSLIC membership encompasses a wide range of types of libraries and information centers, from one-person operations to large multidisciplinary libraries, serving government agencies, universities, specialized research centers and more. At the 2016 IAMSLIC conference in Merida, we held initial discussions on the evolving roles of librarians and information professionals in aquatic and marine science institutions. In order to test some of the assumptions that were made regarding the current mix of librarian responsibilities, a survey was distributed to the membership to gather data on the degree to which members are engaged in specific areas of service and and practice. Respondents were also asked to identify responsibilities that have been decreasing in emphasis and areas where they anticipate future growth. The survey findings will be presented along with an opportunity to continue the discussion based on this new information.

Connect with them through…

Steve Library website:; Library on Google+

Dave Twitter:@DocBaca; Library twitter: @TAMUGLib; Library Facebook:; Library website:


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Presenter Profile Series: Stephen B. Alayon

Stephen B. Alayon is the penultimate presenter featured in our Presenter Profile Series for #IamHawaii 2017, and just in time as everything is about to kick off over in Honolulu!

A little bit about Stephen…

Stephen B. Alayon is the Data Bank Senior Information Assistant of the Library and Data Banking Services Section, Training and Information Division, Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) located in Iloilo, Philippines. He is also a part-time faculty member of the University of San Agustin and the Central Philippine University in Iloilo City. He finished both his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Education (Mathematics) degrees at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas. He is currently pursuing his Master of Library and Information Science degree at the Central Philippine University.

Stephen was the executive vice president of the Philippine Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) in 2015-2016 and a national board of trustee in 2013-2014. He is also an active member of Special Libraries Association (SLA) Asia, Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) and Philippine Association of Academic/Research Libraries (PAARL). He held various awards such as PAARL Outstanding Academic/Research Librarian 2012, ASLP Citation Award for Excellence in Research 2013, PLAI Distinguished Service Award 2014 and SLA Asian Librarian Award 2014. Thanks also to his hardworking, dedicated and amazing staff, SEAFDEC/AQD Library got the PAARL Best Library Program for SEAFDEC/AQD Institutional Repository (SAIR) in 2012 and PAARL Best Academic/Research Library in 2016.

Stephen has been a member of IAMSLIC since 2012. He has presented at the Annual Conferences in 2013 and 2015 (as oral presenter) and in 2014 and 2016 (as co-presenter), and served as a member of Aquatic Commons Board in 2015-2017.

Stephen and his team are currently doing research on information needs, stressors, and coping strategies of inmates and drugs dependants under rehabilitation. With the current situation of jails and rehabilitation centres in the Philippines as an onset of “drug war”, they plan to build jail libraries based on inmates’ actual needs. They will look into the use of books and readings as a coping strategy that could help rehabilitate inmates and drug dependants to prepare them for life after. Stephen and his team is also interested in investigating the use of social media during election, information needs of law students, issues in Philippine librarianship and the information needs of fishermen related to Marine Protected Areas, climate change among others.

Talk to Stephen in Honolulu about…

His research, Iamslic, the Philippines and the Aquatic Commons.

Stephen will be presenting…

Title: User Acceptance of IAMSLIC Digital Fisheries Library
Abstract: The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) through the Aquatic Commons Board approved the deployment of IAMSLIC Digital Fisheries Library in the Philippines during the 2015 Conference. The digital library utilized the LibraryBox, a portable, open source distribution tool. This standalone wireless access is ideal for fisheries schools due to its location – with its limited or no Internet access and intermittent electrical power conditions.
With the aim to provide access to SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (AQD) publications in these schools, more than a thousand publications that were already made available in SEAFDEC AQD institutional repository were also added in the box. The box contained over 26,000 publications, reports, articles and documents on all aspects of fisheries that are freely available. SEAFDEC is the first institution in the country to launch the project in July 2016 using this gadget. Five boxes were distributed in Philippine fisheries libraries devastated by Typhoon Yolanda and hazed by fire.
This study examined the factors that influence student’s acceptance and attitude towards the IAMSLIC Digital Fisheries Library. A survey was conducted to selected fisheries and marine biology undergraduate students in the Philippines. Relevance, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, screen design and behavioural intention to use the digital library were determined.

Connect with the Stephen through…

Twitter: @stpnalaun

Affiliations: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education, University of San Agustin
College of Education, Central Philippine University

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Presenter Profile Series: Diane Castillo

We can almost smell the salty sea air we are so close to #IamHawaii now. Hope everyone’s final preparations for their trip to Honolulu are going well. Don’t forget to pack something in your bag for the Guin auction.

We have a few more presenters to showcase before signing of on this series for 2017. We hope you have enjoyed reading so far.

Next up for our Presenter Profile Series is Diane Castillo from Dalhousie University. Diane is presenting on Meeting Information Needs through Innovation: A Case Study of the Use of the International Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts Database.

A little bit about Diane…

Diana Castillo is a second year MLIS student at the Dalhousie School of Information Management. A California native, she first fell in love with the ocean due to frequent trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She completed her BA in Government and Latin American Studies at Smith College down in the United States, where she was got her first taste working at a small public library. After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., working at a non-profit advocacy group focused on evidence-based policies for three years before deciding to pursue her library degree. It was at Dalhousie she found out about marine science librarianship as a way to combine two of her areas of interest. Diana serves as co-chair for the Information Without Borders conference and works as a research assistant for the Environmental Information: Use and Influence group examining the intersection of information and policy. As part of her work with EIUI, she is currently working on her master’s thesis examining the use and perception Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts database among information professionals. This is her first trip to Honolulu, and she hopes to have time to explore the city and its rich history, as well as visit the local aquarium.

In Honolulu, talk to Diana about…

Her research project, Star Wars, women’s soccer, and sharks.

Diane will present…

Title: Meeting Information Needs through Innovation: A Case Study of the Use of the International Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts Database

Abstract: A significant hallmark of today’s society is the large quantity of scientific information about oceans available to researchers and decision-makers in a wide diversity of formats. Although much information is easily accessible, sizeable volumes may be unknown or limited in access despite benefiting stakeholder communities. The Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) database has been a resource since 1971 on the science, technology, and management of marine, brackishwater, and freshwater environments, and is an access point for a large amount of grey literature. Due to the rapidly changing information landscape, the future of ASFA in its present form is being reconsidered. Does an abstracting and indexing service have a place in present day aquatic research? Does ASFA meet the information needs of its potential users or are there alternatives available that work better? This paper will report on research, pursued in collaboration with FAO, to determine how ASFA is currently accessed and used. The initial results from the research will be presented, along with preliminary discussion of how the service might evolve in the changing information landscape. The research is relevant to IAMSLIC members, particularly with regard to fostering innovations in resources, services, and communication with information users



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Presenter Profile Series: Collaboration from the University of British Columbia

Can you believe that this day next week delegates will be arriving in Honolulu for #IamHawaii?!! Super exciting I think you’ll agree.
This next Presenter Profile Series blog post focuses on a collaboration from the University of British Columbia. Sally Taylor, Arielle Lomness, Mathew Vis-Dunbar and Mayu Ishida are presenting a paper entitled Science Literacy Week: Building Partnerships through a Passion for Discovery.

Sally Taylor

A little bit about Sally…

Sally Taylor is a science librarian on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. In addition to providing liaison and instruction for the biological sciences, fisheries, and forestry, she is part of a 3-person collections team at Woodward Library where she takes a lead role on monograph acquisitions, donations and collection moves. Sally also co-chairs the ebooks subcommittee that is responsible for purchasing ebook packages and managing the evidence-based acquisitions programs at UBC Library.

Sally has an MLIS from UBC, and a BSc and MSc from Queen’s University, Canada. She has spent her entire 20-year career at Woodward Library except for an 8-month stint as a volunteer librarian at the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands. She has co-taught the course “Science and Technology Information Sources and Services” twice at the UBC iSchool and has recently published a book chapter entitled “Marine and aquatic sciences information literacy” (in “Agriculture to Zoology: Information Literacy in the Life Sciences” edited by Kuden, Braund-Allen and Carle).

Sally has been a member of IAMSLIC since 2000 when she took the ferry to Victoria to attend the 26th annual conference. She is a Past President of IAMSLIC and currently Chair of the Aquatic Commons Board.

Talk to Sally in Honolulu about…
Aquatic Commons; library collections, especially evidence-based acquisition of ebooks; ukulele; and plans for her sabbatical in 2018 (including a return to the Galapagos).

Mathew Vis-Dunbar

A little bit about Mathew…

Mathew is currently working on term at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, where he liaises with Medicine, Human Kinetics, and Biology.

Mathew graduated with a Master of Library and Information Studies and a Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2016. As part of his studies, he worked with UBC’s science library on the Vancouver campus and at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, in Bamfield, British Columbia.

This will be Mathew’s first IAMSLIC conference.

Talk to Mathew in Honolulu about…

Before embarking on a career in librarianship, Mathew worked in horticulture, travelling and working in botanical gardens. So, among a myriad of other interests, if you like to talk plants you can chat him up.

Mayu Ishida

A little bit about Mayu…

Mayu Ishida is a science librarian at the University of British Columbia (UBC) on the Vancouver campus in Canada, liaising for the undergraduate biology program, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. She also engages in research data management initiatives at UBC and as part of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries Portage Network. Before working at UBC, she was a research services librarian at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She graduated with MLIS from UBC, and with BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University. This is her first time attending the IAMSLIC conference.

Talk to Mayu in Honolulu about…
While living in Winnipeg, she learned to knit and keep herself warm during the prairie winter. She would like to meet other knitters at IAMSLIC and ask about their favorite yarns and patterns.

Arielle Lomness

A little bit about Arielle…
Arielle Lomness is the Collections Librarian on the Okanagan Campus of the University of British Columbia in Canada. She is also the liaison librarian for a range of science programs on the campus. In her position, she is responsible for developing and managing the campus’ budget and resources, as well as participating in the wider institution’s collections decisions. Through her liaison work in the sciences, she began participating in the national initiative – Science Literacy Week – which has allowed her to interact more with faculty researchers and graduate students eager to enter their profession.

She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Alberta, graduating in 2013. Since then, she has become passionate about evidence-based collections assessment, e-book publishing/purchasing models, and digitization.

While she can’t be there in-person – please do reach out to her via email if you have any questions!

The collaboration will present…

Title: Science Literacy Week: Building Partnerships through a Passion for Discovery

Abstract: Launched in 2014 by a graduate of the University of Toronto who reached out to libraries in his city, Science Literacy Week now partners libraries, museums, and universities across Canada through a passion for discovery and sharing. The week-long event unites inquiry and zeal, highlighting Canadian scientists and science communicators. Librarians at the University of British Columbia (UBC) joined the foray in 2015, venturing out of their comfort zone to organize events and displays celebrating the wonders of science. The first year saw a modest book display and a few exhibits, but the event has grown to include a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a Science Expo, a Living Library, and a coding workshop. We’ll share how this was achieved through collaborations within the library, with campus groups, and beyond UBC. Join us as we explore the secret ingredients that have contributed to a fun and successful annual celebration.
Connect with the group through…

Sally– Email:
Twitter: @sallyjoytaylor

Mathew– Email:

Mayu– Email:

Arielle– Email –

Library– website:
Twitter @ubclibrary


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Presenter Profile Series: Lisa Raymond

Excitement is palpable at Iamslic HQ, as final preparations begin before all the delegates arrive next week for #IamHawaii. Best of luck to the organising committee, you’re doing stellar work.

Next in our Presenter Profile Series is Lisa Raymond, from  the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Lisa is presenting a poster with Audrey Mickle on Making Connections With Linked Open Data.

A little about Lisa…

Lisa Raymond is the Co-Director of the MBLWHOI Library and Director of Library Services at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, responsible for the planning, development, and administration of the MBLWHOI Library and for the coordination of the programs of the science libraries of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Lisa’s research activities focus on data publication and citation. She also works on data curation, accessibility, and long term preservation of legacy data. Lisa is the IAMSLIC Archivist. She is an active member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She is President of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) and has served as an Invited Expert on several steering groups for the UNESCO/IOC Project Office for the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). Lisa has been associated with the MBWHOI Library for over 25 years.

Talk to Lisa in Honolulu about…
Professionally I love to talk about all issues surrounding data and the implications for library services, as well as the changing role of librarians. Personally, I am into gardening and flower arranging.

Lisa will be presenting…
Poster title: Making Connections With Linked Open Data

Abstract: The MBLWHOI Library participated in an NSF EarthCube grant called GeoLink. The project brought together experts from the geosciences, computer science and library science to develop Semantic Web components that support discovery and reuse of data and knowledge. The Library collaborated with scientific users, data managers, DSpace engineers, experts in ontology design patterns, and user interface developers to make the Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS), a DSpace repository, available as linked open data. The Library also created a component (widget) that will display in repository records that have related information in one of the partner resources. WHOAS includes hundreds of technical reports, theses, and articles, many with cruise information listed as a subject. Javascript was added to the page that looks for a subject meta tag indicating a cruise, grabs the string, and searches GeoLink for cruises with matching labels. All of the code the Library developed is freely available in GitHub.

Connect with Lisa through…

Twitter: @MBLWHOILibrary
Library website:

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Call for Applications: ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture for low-incomes countries

FAO/AGORA announces the Call for Applications: ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture for low-incomes countries:

Course Design

  • Unit I: Scientific Publishing Landscape

Lesson 1: The scientific publishing landscape

Lesson 2: Overview of research and publishing environment in agricultural sciences

Lesson 3: Local information and global access systems

  • Unit II: Accessing scientific information resources in agriculture

Lesson 4: Identifying information sources

Lesson 5: Using information sources

Lesson 6: Information resources in agricultural sciences

  • Unit III: Using search results

Lesson 7: Citing and referencing

Lesson 8: Intellectual property and copyright

Further information:

REGISTRATION for the 4th edition of the online  Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) course is now OPEN (till October 15thSunday 23:00 CEST). The course runs for 3 weeks from 30th October to 19th November 2017.

–Posted on behalf of Hai Yen Dang at the Vietnam Institute of Oceanography

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Profile Presenter Series: Elizabeth Ann Peimer

Today we present to you Elizabeth Ann Peimer from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport for our #IamHawaii Presenter Profile Series.

A little about Elizabeth Ann…
Elizabeth Peimer currently serves as the Library Director/Technical Program Manager of the Corporate Research and Information Center at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport. Ms. Peimer is the Navy environmental planning community’s subject matter expert for library and best available science research. Prior to 2012 Ms. Peimer was a contract task manager for Navy environmental planning activities, taught as an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Rhode Island, held management positions in academia and non-profits, owned a web design business, and worked in the field of alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Peimer holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication learning and design from Ithaca College. In addition, she has master’s degrees in public administration and library and information science from the University of Rhode Island.

Talk to Elizabeth Ann in Honolulu about…

Web design, information architecture, digital repositories, libraries, reading, environmental sustainability, culinary arts, meditation, mindfulness, yoga, knitting, travel…and last, but certainly not least, my wonderful husband of 15 year and two amazing daughters (3 and 6).

Elizabeth Ann will be presenting…

Title: Achieving Revolutionary Library Transformation Incrementally

Abstract: Over the past five years the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport Corporate Research and Information Center (CRIC) has been transformed into a 21st century information and resource center, offering streamlined on-demand library resources and extensive information management services via the Research Commons, an online digital library platform and institutional repository intended to support mission requirements by increasing cross-command research collaboration and knowledge sharing.
In 2012, the command considered shuttering the library. Leadership accepted an eleventh hour proposal to incrementally transform services while cutting resources, and in less than five years the CRIC has become the most progressive Warfare Center library and a hub for innovation. Progress has been strategically incremental, both to overcome limited resources and to prevent service innovations from alienating our users. I will relay how this was accomplished, from early planning to execution, and the processes we put in place to identify and evolve services anticipation of our user’s needs.

Connect with Elizabeth Ann through…

NAVSEA Facebook account:


Twitter: @NAVSEA

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Presenter Profile Series: Dang Thi Hai Yen

Our next speaker for the #IamHawaii Presenter Profile Series is Dang Thi Hai Yen, who hails from Nha Trang city in Viet Nam.

It has always been a dream of Hai Yen’s to go to Hawaii, so she is very excited about this conference. This dream was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott (June 20, 1919 – October 28, 2010 in Honolulu), who she met in April 1999 at her Institute, the Viet Nam Institute of Oceanography, during the Workshop on Pacific algae. Hai Yen worked for Dr. Abbott’s group as receptionist and admired her dedication to marine science. Dr Abbott was an educator and ethnobotanist from Hawaii. The first native Hawaiian woman to receive a PhD in science, she became the leading expert on Pacific algae.

In this photo of the Workshop from 1999, Dr Abbott is in the middle in the white shirt, and Hai Yen stands at the front right:

A little about Hai Yen…

Hai Yen works at the Viet Nam Institute of oceanography since 1997. The Institute’s library founded in 1922 is a specialist oceanographic library. It is famous for the collection of original historical books on oceanography of the world, published during the 18th and 19th centuries. She benefits from having very friendly colleagues in the library.
Hai Yen graduated from the Pedagogical University, majoring in teaching French in elementary school. She started work in the library as a translator French-Vietnam. In 2001 she received a fellowship from The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) for a one month training course for library management training at ICLARM – World Fish Center in Penang, Malaysia. There she met Ms. Kamsiah Mohd Ali – the Information Service Manager of ICLARM, her first teacher for DDC classification, LC classification and thesaurus ASFIS. New opportunities are always presenting themselves in the library world and the teachers of Ocean Teacher/IODE give her the experiences she needs to engage in these activities, especially help with preserving ancient documents, digitising documents, and inspire her to try new endeavors.
Hai Yen happily became a member of PIRG – IAMSLIC at the 40th IAMSLIC Conference in Noumea – New Caledonia. She hopes for an open connection and sharing of information among marine libraries from the Westpac Ocean. Her motto is Working together to make a difference – Working together for a better future.

Talk to Hai Yen in Honolulu about…

When you see  Hai Yen at the conference you can have a chat about traveling, acrylic painting, and swimming.

Hai Yen will be presenting…

Title: Innovations in resources, services and communication face the change in scientific publishing landscape

Abstract: The academic publishing system is the way for communicating and sharing new science and research findings in the science community. New science and innovations – the outputs of research are the results of this system. The landscape of scientific publishing has continually evolved over the past years. Open access and citation databases are set to bring a revolution to science publishing, and science should not be “locked”. The rapidly changing landscape of scientific publishing has positive effects on both authors and publishers: higher pressure on scientists to publish, publishers of scientific journals can now use electronic publishing as the main way to present research results, open access in publishing, easy to manage citations (citation databases, reference management tools). However, there are also challenges for low-income countries in the new publishing model. Today peer review panel of international scientific publishers requires use of references in scientific papers found in high-level peer-reviewed citations databases. In the case of low-income countries, local journals are often physically and digitally locked in traditional libraries, and not open access, making it difficult to generate citation databases for articles from local journals; and how to access scientific information all over the world. In this paper, I first refer to share with librarians from other low-countries the case of my Institute and my country in supporting scientists for scientific publishing in the following ways:
–To build the institutional repository(accessing/disseminating information);
–To join the repositories OceanDocs/IOC/IODE/Unesco& Aquatic Commons (The goal is to create the scientific citations for local publications on Google Scholar);
-To utilize capacity development programs for low-incomes contries: Agora – journals (FAO); OpenScienceDirectory – journals (IOC/IODE); Training programme for low-incomes countries (Research4Life, AuthorAid Supporting developing country researchers in publishing their work).

Connect with Hai Yen through…

Facbook: Đặng Hải Yến



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