A. Ben Wagner - Home Page

Note: This page is intentionally very minimalist since is primarily designed to be a storage location for documents. Please visit my UB Libraries official staff page for a more polished page about me.

USEFUL DOCUMENTS

Open Access Citation Impact Bibliography - Studies on increased frequency of citations of open access articles vs. non-OA articles. [Updated 8/11/2011 originally published as: Wagner, A. Ben. (2010). Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated BibliographyIssues in Science & Technology Librarianship, (60).]

Instructions to set up a ResearchID.com profile - 9/14/2011

Complete listing of every Gmelin print volume ever published - Complete Catalog 1997/98

Print Journal Justification Form (non-commerical use)

Photos of Library Information Desk (Fred Stoss)

 

PAPERS

Wagner, A. Ben. 2011. Searching Inorganic Substances in SciFinder. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. (64, winter).

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.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2001/2003/2011. 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. [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.

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.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2010. Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated BibliographyIssues in Science & Technology Librarianship, (60), winter.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2009. Author Identification Systems [Tips from the Experts]. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (59), fall.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2009 A&I, full text, and open access: prophecy from the trenches. Learned Publishing, 22(1), January 2009, p. 73-74.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2009. Percentile-Based Journal Impact Factors: A Neglected Collection Development Metric. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (57, Spring). 

Wagner, A. Ben, Michael R. Lavin. 2009. Mining Technical Resources for Business Information. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 14(2): 128-158.

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.

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.

Wagner, A. Ben. 2005. Take the E-Only Test. Library Journal 130(19): 36-37.

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.

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.

Wagner, A. Ben. 1986, "Chemical Substructure Searching: Comparing Three Commercially Available Databases." Online Review 10(3): 173-18.   

 

PRESENTATIONS

National 

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.

Wagner, A. Ben. Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting. Business of Chemistry: An Overview, June 10, 2009. [Chemical Industry/Business Searching].  Resource Handout.

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.

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].

Wagner, A. Ben and Linda Shackle.  Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting (Seminar) Finding Physical Properties. June 7, 2005. Workshop Resource Handout.

Wagner, A. Ben. Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting. Winners Circle of Web Sites: Chemistry Year in Review. Nashville, TN, June 9, 2004.Wagner, A. Ben. Special Libraries Association National Annual Meeting. Winners Circle of Web Sites: Chemistry Year in Review. New York City, June 11, 2003. 

Wagner, A. Ben. Trisociety Symposium on Chemical Information. Managing Tradeoffs in the Electronic Age. held in conjunction with the Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 2002.

Wagner, A. Ben. Online World Conference. "Impact of flat-rate resources on search services and customers". Washington, DC, October 1998.

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.

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.

 

Regional   

Wagner, A. Ben. University of Toronto Chemistry Librarian Workshop. Open Data, Open Properties, Open Everything? Invited Speaker - June 14, 2012.

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.

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.

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).

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. Evaluating Collections & Saving Money: Old and New Tools. Rochester, NY, October 26, 2007.

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. Have Scholarly e-Books Come of Age.  Binghamton, NY, October 20, 2006.

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. Also available here.

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of Going E-Only. Buffalo, NY, October 21, 2005.

Wagner, A. Ben. Spring Meeting of the Ontario Science Librarians, Beilstein and Gmelin CrossFire Chemistry Databases. University of Toronto, April 12, 2005.

Wagner, A. Ben and Frederick Stoss. SUNY Librarians Association Annual Meeting. "SciFinder Scholar – Affordable, High Impact, Multi-Disciplinary.”  May 27, 2004.

Wagner, A. Ben. Invited Speaker, Cornell University Libraries Academic Forum, "On-site Reference Services in Academic Departments”. December 4, 2003.

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting. "Reference Beyond Library Walls: Setting Up Shop Where Our Patrons Live (Departmental Reference Hours).” Albany, NY, October 9, 2003.

Wagner, A. Ben. Upstate New York Special Libraries Association Fall Meeting. "Tips from the Trenches – Career Development and the Job Search.” Saratoga Springs, NY, November 8, 2002..

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Last Updated: 8/11/2011


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