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OTA Training course: my attendances and benefits
O. AKIMOVA, Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Ukraine

The OceanTeacherAcademy is a product of IODE. The objective of OceanTeacher is to support IODE training activities by providing training tools for Oceanographic Data and Information management. The main part of the training activities is organized at the UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE.  The OTA concept consists of a regular cycle of standardized courses on oceanographic data and information management. Marine Information Management training activities is focused on specialized topics such as Development and Management of e-Repositories, Preservation and Archiving of Digital Media, Grant Writing, Specialized Marine Literature and others. My attendance of these courses and benefit I get will be described.

Ancient coastlines of the Black Sea and conditions for human presence
D. DIMITROV, P. DIMITROV, Institute of Oceanology – BAS, Bulgaria

The subject of ancient coastlines of the Black Sea and the conditions for their habitation, also known as the theory of geo-catastrophic events in the newest history of the basin, is very topical and has triggered lots of discussions. Convincing evidence was obtained at the beginning of the 1980s of the presence of an ancient coastline in the Black Sea, located at depths of 90 – 120 m and aged about 8 thousand years ĀC. There is undisputable geologic and archeological evidence, provided by the research work of the Institute of Oceanology, of the catastrophic events that took place about 8000 years ago. .
The Bulgarian and the European scientific communities were surprised by the theory of geo-catastrophic events in the Black Sea. Their initial reaction was a complete rejection of the hypothesis, however after the publishing of the book of the American geologists William Ryan and Walter Pitman Noah’s flood” and later on the book of the Bulgarian researchers P. Dimitrov and D. Dimitrov The Black Sea, the Flood and the ancient myths” the turmoil calmed down. The arguments in favor of the theory were very convincing to be shortly rejected. It should be taken into account that the new scientific discoveries are pioneering and their purpose is to change history and disprove the centuries-old ideas of the place of the most ancient human civilization.

INTEGRYB – creating institutional repository
M. GRABOWSKA – POPOW, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Poland

The report presentation is devoted to stages of development of the VNIRO electronic library, using questions, and also effective use of other information technologies in a context of services of library for the aid to the user, for example, such as, virtual exhibitions. The report will touch upon a subject of creation of a museum of the rare books not only on the basis of library, but also in a mode of the virtual project.In addition, copyright and information security questions remaining actual still will be raised.

Deployment of a Current Research Information System (CRIS) for internal disclosure of research output
B. GOOSSENS, M. POLLET, Research Institute for Nature and Forest, Belgium

In 2012, INBO decided to manage and disclose its research information by integrating its research output (papers, reports) with several other relevant data sources. To this purpose, an implementation project with Atira (Denmark) was started to deploy PURE as Current Research Information System (CRIS). This CRIS is based on the ‘Common European Research Information Format (CERIF)’ which allows a straightforward data exchange among European organisations. The system, however, also offers several useful services to INBO’s own scientific and managerial levels. This paper describes the practical implementation of PURE at INBO, and its main characteristics.

Information Support to Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in Latvia: Recent Developments
N. KONDRATYEVA, Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment „BIOR”, Latvia

The report describes the recent activities of the Scientific Library within the Fish Resources Research Department of the Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment „BIOR” in Riga, Latvia. The history of the Scientific Library, founded in 1945, is closely linked with the history of institutions conducted fisheries research as well as marine and inland water investigations in Latvia. Nowadays the Scientific Library is one of 45 subject libraries in Latvia. For introducing our Library’s value to the community and to ensure the possibility for specialists to find useful information the Library’s Profile was set up within the Latvian Libraries Portal in 2012 (www.biblioteka.lv). As well the WebPages devoted to the Scientific Library and open access resources on marine and aquatic sciences have been regularly updated on website of the Institute “BIOR” www.bior.gov.lv . The work of the Library is presented within the Annual Reports of the Department in 2010 and 2011. During the two latest years our Library has increased its access to electronic journals (in 2011 and 2012) and databases (ScienceDirect and Scopus since 2012). In 2012 the second small digital collection of publications has been created and put into repository CEEMAR. As well in 2012 the Library has contributed institutional subject digital collections to the database “Digital collections of memory institutions in Latvia”. In 2012 very good news for the Library was the acquisition of valuable foreign monographs (on fish biology, fisheries and aquaculture) as a result of participation in the project based on the financial support of the Fish Fund of Latvia.Unfortunately like other subject libraries within the institutions not associated with Universities and Academy of Science of Latvia the Library until now have no an opportunity to join the information system and electronic catalogue available online. We are still sorry about the lack of human resources necessary to do fundamental work as the creation of an electronic catalogue of all Library’s holdings. At present we continue creating lists of new books, periodicals and other editions in order to put them into Department’s server to be available through a local network. The Library continue to develop an information support to researchers and students using its own holdings, national and international interlibrary collaboration and searching in the Internet resources, including open access repositories. In order to improve professional qualification the librarian participated in a number of workshops organized by the Training Centre of the National Library of Latvia. The Library is an institutional member of EURASLIC since 2002. Many requests of our scientists have been fulfilled with the kindly assistance of EURASLIC using the Interlibrary Lending Service through Discussion List. This great benefit of the EURASLIC membership is highly appreciated by the researchers of the Department in the recent years.

Vector of development of electronic library Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography. Information technologies in a context of library services
I. KRASENKOVA, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography (VNIRO), Russia

The report presentation is devoted to stages of development of the VNIRO electronic library, using questions, and also effective use of other information technologies in a context of services of library for the aid to the user, for example, such as, virtual exhibitions. The report will touch upon a subject of creation of a museum of the rare book not only on the basis of library, but also in a mode of the virtual project. In addition, copyright and information security issues remaining still actual will be discussed.

Support of YugNIRO mission and priorities via information technologies
K. KULAKOVA, Southern Scientific Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (YugNIRO), Ukraine

Current trends in information management, implemented within the institution specialized in marine research, are studied. Participation in various international projects, which enable more digital materials from the institution to be easily accessible and, the other way round, more external data to be fully retrieved, is thoroughly considered. YugNIRO results as the ASFA National Partner of Ukraine are presented in relation to the FAO Secretariat recent requirements on submission records with regard to full text access and timeliness. YugNIRO activities within the CEEMaR e-Repository are shown as the initiative for storage, conservation and global access of the institute’s born-digital and made-digital collections. Transition from the library local catalog to e-catalogs uniting several aquatic libraries, visible and accessible online, is discussed with the Union Catalog of Serials (IODE Project by the ODINECET Group) as an example.

The Black Sea biodiversity. IFR’s activities and projects
E. PETROVA-PAVLOVA, Institute of Fish Resources, Bulgaria

Pollution leads to changes in the natural conditions of marine water through introduction of non-sea substances - increasing concentration of natural components above the permissible limits, increasing the concentration of radioactive waste, transportation and distribution of harmful organisms and others. 70% of the pollutants are imported from the six Black Sea countries and the remaining 30% imported in the Black Sea via the Danube. Large amounts of pollutants flowing into the Black Sea, the lack of strong currents and poor water circulation deteriorate extremely the environmental conditions. Eutrophication of water affects negatively all organisms and leads to a drastic reduction of biodiversity.
Since the 50s of the last century, the activity of the Institute of Fish Resources in Varna (IFR) has been focusing on studying the Black Sea ecosystem, the dynamics of fish species considered valuable from economic point of view and the biodiversity. In this regard, IFR is working on a number of national and international projects.
The concept of information literacy: how it developed over the years and what does it mean today
J. ZDANOWSKA, Inland Fisheries Institute, Poland

The term of ‘information literacy’ was used for the first time by Paul Zurkowski in the Report of National Commission Libraries and Information Sciences in 1974. The sense of the concept is rather clear, i.e., the basic role and significance of the information literacy is to educate various groups of information users or simply “information education” or “ability to recognize information needs”, and some others. The term of ‘information society’ developed simultaneously. It is and has to be recognized that such society can exist and function only when people are educated on how to use the information sources. With each year, the need for this type of knowledge increases, not only in the case of scientists, doctors, and professors but also for all human beings.
A few years ago (in 2006), the InfoLit Global Program was created as a product of cooperation between IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). This program includes various types of activities which are designed to create an universal data base on information literacy and to gather information about developments regarding information literacy in all countries. A logo for this program, produced by Edgar Luy Perez, is available on www.infolitglobal.info/logo/en/dowmload .


Irstea Publications: What kind of evolution and what purposes for a scientific and technical publications database ?

This poster deals with the evolution of a scientific and technical publications database called “Irstea Publications”, it has changed in parallel with the evolution of technologies and different needs over the last 20 years: full web, open access development, need of full text, research evaluation, bibliometrics. All these factors have influenced the way are inventoried publications and have provided new opportunities for the institute and researchers. In this context, scientists and librarians have a role in the workflow in order to signal, control and validate information relative to Irstea publications, for internal or external needs. Depending on the type of document and author rights, these publications will be visible thanks to different open archives: thematic, institutional, national or international open-access bases. Considerable efforts have been made but for which real benefits for researchers and the institute? Valorisation, visibility, communication, conservation, are principal benefits for each of these actors in a “open” global and digitalised context.

FULIR - Full-text Institutional Repository of the Ruder Boškovic Institute
S. KONJEVIC, M. MAYER,  Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia

Although Mr. Fulir is main character from a cult Croatian movie (One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away, 1970) and in slang is a synonym for dandy, it is also acronym for Full-text Institutional Repository of the Ruder Boškovic Institute (RBI). 
The idea was initially born in 2006. Several software solutions were tested and Eprints 3, free software developed by the University of Southampton, was chosen for the repository. RBI Library has implemented the repository, maintains and develops it, as well as provides all support to RBI staff which uses it.
Based on the RBI needs RBI digital repository will include three different types of archived content: scientific output of RBI staff, documentary materials and press clipping materials.
In order to establish an institutional repository at the RBI, the Library has already digitized collection of old photographs, which are available in the Library photo gallery, as well as collections of Annual reports RBI, Annual Report – shorter version of reports in English and Scientific newsletter of RBI – Rudjer. So far a certain number of full-text scientific articles have been also archived.
The main goals of the repository are: gathering of all scientific output (published and unpublished) produced by RBI scientists allowing them self archiving of full text documents into the repository in accordance with the copyright; archiving and preservation of digital content of the RBI; creating a digital archive for archiving of documental and press clipping materials about the RBI; increasing visibility of the RBI scientific work in the worldwide scientific community; promoting of the OA initiative at the RBI and in Croatia.
FULIR supports OAI 2.0 (Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). It is listed in OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories) and ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repository). FULIR was officially presented to the public on October 25th 2012, at 102nd Library Colloquium organized during the Open Access Week.