INSPIRE (HEP Information System)
INSPIRE Is the next-generation High Energy Physics (HEP) information system, which is created to empower scientists with innovative tools to promote successful research including: mining of bibliometric data and calculation of hybrid metrics on the entire corpus of the HEP literature.
The INSPIRE's founding members are CERN in Switzerland, DESY in Germany, Fermilab and SLAC in the United States. The previous virtual libraries of these institutions include collectively over two million records concerning HEP publications, with full metadata information and about half a million Open Access full-text scientific documents.
INSPIRE is developed in synergy with other partners (notably arXiv), integrating the content of CDS and SPIRES and enriching the metadata of scientific publications in a continuous dialogue with major publishers in the field in Europe and the United States.
The collaboration with INSPIRE takes place on several levels.
The possibilities for mutual exchange of tools between INSPIRE and the DRIVER II community through the D4Science-II e-Infrastructure are explored. Main areas of exchange include bibliometric analysis of digital repositories (construction and analysis of citation network), community related features and others.
INSPIRE uses the services available in D4Science II, including gLite Grid and Workflow Execution Engine according to the use cases described in the NA4 and NA5 use cases. Tests were conducted on the development and production infrastructures with the Workflow Execution Engine including JDL and HADOOP adapters. The software frameworks of D4Science as well as INSPIRE are being adjusted in order to allow interoperability on the level of automatic data exchange.
The INSPIRE collaboration is interested in extending its capabilities and functionality. The main areas of interest include bibliometric analysis of content, community centered features as well as data and metadata exchange using standard protocols, e.g. OAI-PMH, SWORD or OAI-ORE. Because these topics are also of top priority for other D4Science participants (e.g. DRIVER II, see D4Science-II Collaboration: DRIVER-II), cooperation is being set up.
Plans for the future
The cooperation and exchange with the DRIVER II community in the area of bibliometric analysis are planned and starting to be explored.