A. Ben Wagner - Home Page - This is now a dead page.

This is now a dead page.

All content on this page is now linked to permanent URL's in the UB Institutional Repository (hdl.handle.net URL'S), open access (OA) articles/documents on the internet, or in a small number of cases, the subscription journal version. Please link directly to the repository/open access documents as indicated below and NOT to this page. Please visit the UB Institutional Repository for a complete set of my publications and presentations, minus a very few with copyright issues.



"Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography VERSION 6." [Updated 8/23/2017] - Studies on increased frequency of citations of open access articles vs. non-OA articles. Please link directly to: http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76953.

[Bibliography originally published as: Wagner, A. Ben. (2010). "Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography."  Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, (60).] Please link directly to OA journal article athttp://www.istl.org/10-winter/article2.html.

"GMELIN Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Complete Catalog 1997/98." - Complete listing of every Gmelin print volume ever published, no longer available from Springer. Authorized digitized copy from print catalog. Please link directly to: http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76954.

"Print Journal Justification Form." (non-commerical use) - Handy one-page evaluation form documenting why a journal title is still received in print. Please link directly to: http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76955.



Wagner, A. Ben. 2011. "Searching Inorganic Substances in SciFinder." Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. (64, winter). Please link directly to OA journal article at http://www.istl.org/11-winter/tips.html.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2011. "William Russell: Jazz lover, collector, and musicologist: An annotated bibliography." Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center. Accepted for publication March 29, 2011. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/12892.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2001/2003/2011/2014. "Finding Physical Properties of Chemicals: A Practical Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Librarians"
Science and Technology Libraries, 21(3/4) (originally published in Fall 2003, issue date 2001), p. 27-45. Recommend linking to newest version below, but original article is at http://hdl.handle.net/10477/12872.

[Last revised April 16, 2014, for personal and professional use only] - Critical review of free web sources and a comparison to information available from a major subscription source, Beilstein. Pleae link directly to: http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76956.

NOTE: The above article on physical properties is greatly expanded and significantly revised in my book chapter: Wagner, A. Ben. 2014. “Physical Properties and Spectra,” in Chemical Information for Chemists: A Primer. Currano, Judith & Roth, Dana (Eds.), Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, 146-183. Available as a print book or e-book at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/eBook/978-1-84973-551-3.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2009. "Author Identification Systems [Tips from the Experts]." Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (59), fall. Please link directly to OA journal article: http://www.istl.org/09-fall/tips.html

Wagner, A. Ben. 2009 "A&I, full text, and open access: prophecy from the trenches." Learned Publishing, 22(1), January 2009, p. 73-74. Please link directly to subscription content at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1087/095315108X378820/abstract or OA manuscript at http://hdl.handle.net/10477/12932

Wagner, A. Ben. 2009. "Percentile-Based Journal Impact Factors: A Neglected Collection Development Metric." Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (57, Spring). Please link directly to the OA article: http://www.istl.org/09-spring/refereed1.html.

Wagner, A. Ben, Michael R. Lavin. 2009. "Mining Technical Resources for Business Information." Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 14(2): 128-158. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/12811.

Wagner, A. Ben, Cynthia Tysick. 2007. "Onsite Reference and Instruction Services: Setting Up Shop Where Our Patrons Live." Reference and User Services Quarterly 46(4): 60-65. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/12791.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2006. "SciFinder Scholar 2006: An Empirical Analysis of Research Topic Query Processing." Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 46(2): 767-774. Please link to subscription journal article: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ci050481b Also available by permission at http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76986.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2005. "Take the E-Only Test." Library Journal 130(19): 36-37. Subscription version has bad link to key forms. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76957.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2004. "On-Site Reference Services and Outreach: Setting Up Shop Where Our Patrons Live." Contributed Referred Paper published & presented at the Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 8, 2004. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/12971

Wagner, A. Ben. 2003. "Managing Tradeoffs in the Electronic Age." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 54(12): 1160-1164. Online: DOI 10.1002/asi.10321. Please link directly to subscription content at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.10321/abstract or OA manuscript at http://hdl.handle.net/10477/12831.

Wagner, A. Ben. 1986. "Chemical Substructure Searching: Comparing Three Commercially Available Databases." Online Review 10(3): 173-18. This article is hopelessly out-of date, of interest only to historians. Available only as subscription article at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/eb024214. This journal is no longer published.



[See the UB Institutional Repository for ALL of my presentations including those newer than listed here. You can search by author and keyword.]

National (Selected) 

Wagner, A. Ben. Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting. "Patron Driven E-Book Acquisitions: Crowd sourcing gone wild?" All-Sciences Poster Session, June 14, 2011. Please link directly tohttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/12991.

Wagner, A. Ben. Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting. "Business of Chemistry: An Overview, June 10, 2009." [Chemical Industry/Business Searching].   Obviously quite dated at this point, includes presentation and resource handout. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/13031.

Wagner, A. Ben. Association of American Publishers, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Div. Seminar. "Evaluating Journals/Databases: Saving Money." New York City, May 22, 2008.  Also presented at Ontario Chemistry Librarians Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 3, 2008. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/13011.

Wagner, A. Ben. Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting. "Turning Educational Standards/Recommendations into Information Fluency Courses: A Case Study, June 13, 2006." [Also presented at the University Libraries UB Liaison Librarian Summit, June 7, 2006]. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/13051.

Wagner, A. Ben. Online World Conference. "Impact of flat-rate resources on search services and customers." Washington, DC, October 1998. Revised version entitled "Impact of flat-rate contracts on information services and behavior" was used for my UB job interview available at http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76945.

Knaak, J. B., A. Ben Wagner; et al. "Developing a computerized toxicological database on complex toxic chemicals.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 200: 55-ENVR. August 1990. Available only in print.

Gordon, Irving, A. Ben Wagner. "Role of an information center in preparation of a TSCA inventory at Hooker Chemical.”  Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 176: 9. September 1978. Available only in print.


Regional (Selected)

Wagner, A. Ben. University of Toronto Chemistry Librarian Workshop. "Open Data, Open Properties, Open Everything?" Invited Speaker - June 14, 2012. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/13072.

Wagner, A. Ben. Western NY/Ontario Chapter/Association of College & Research Libraries Fall Conference. "Open Access Publishing: More Readers, More Impact."  Invited Speaker. East Aurora, NY, November 5, 2010. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/13091

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. "Get Cited or Perish: The h-index & Researcher Incentives for Open Access." Ithaca, NY, October 26, 2009. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76958

Wagner, A. Ben. "Google & Company: Are we learning the lessons fast enough?" in Are Databases Dead? workshop taught with Gloria Meisel of Westchester Community College. Presented twice: 11/28/2007 (Capitol District Library Resources Council, Albany, NY) and 4/8/2008 (Joint Rochester Regional-Western NY Library Resources Councils, Batavia, NY). Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76987.

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. "Evaluating Collections & Saving Money: Old and New Tools." Rochester, NY, October 26, 2007. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76988.

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. "Have Scholarly e-Books Come of Age."  Binghamton, NY, October 20, 2006. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76989.

Wagner, A. Ben. American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting. Invited Speaker. "Open Access: Changing the Equation for Scholars and Librarians." Binghamton, NY, October 6, 2006. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76990.

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. "Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of Going E-Only." Buffalo, NY, October 21, 2005. Please link directly to http://hdl.handle.net/10477/76991.


Last Updated: 1/22/2018

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