Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... The NASA Astrophysics Data System: Linking Publications to Data

The Government Resources Section and the STEM Librarianship in North Carolina (STEM-LINC) Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to “Spring into Science”, a series of webinars this spring designed to help us increase our familiarity with scientific government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a bibliographic database containing more than 12 million records. Use of ADS is almost universal among astronomers worldwide, where the community can search almost the entirety of the astronomical literature in one place. One of the advantages of using the ADS is the rich network of links that connect the literature with research data, software, and other resources. In this talk, we will explore the ADS and the ecosystem of connected resources available to the astronomy community.

Christopher Erdmann is an author, developer and experimenter in the areas of digital libraries, social networking, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics and data services in libraries. He is currently the Chief Strategist for Research Collaboration at the NCSU Libraries and has previously worked for organizations such as the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, European Southern Observatory, Supreme Court of the US, United Nations, University of Washington, Smithsonian (NMAH) and CNET. Chris holds an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool and a BA from the University of California, Davis.

Join us on Monday, 3/20/17. We’ll meet together from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:

We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.

The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm