A. Ben Wagner - Home Page

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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.

 

USEFUL DOCUMENTS

"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.

 

PAPERS

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.

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.

 

PRESENTATIONS

[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

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

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

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 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. Please link directly to

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

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

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

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. Please link directly to

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. Please link directly to

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Last Updated: 1/17/2018


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