CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC have built the next-generation High Energy Physics (HEP) information system, INSPIRE, which empowers scientists with innovative tools for successful research at the dawn of an era of new discoveries.
INSPIRE combines the successful SPIRES database content, curated at DESY, Fermilab and SLAC, with the Invenio digital library technology developed at CERN. INSPIRE is run by a collaboration of the four labs, and interacts closely with HEP publishers, arXiv.org, NASA-ADS, PDG, and other information resources.
INSPIRE represents a natural evolution of scholarly communication, built on successful community-based information systems, and provides a vision for information management in other fields of science.
INSPIRE builds on SPIRES' expertise
- Decades of trusted, curated content
- Experience in managing a discipline's wide information resources
- Close relationship with the worldwide user community
What are the major innovations of INSPIRE?
- Author disambiguation for high-quality profiles and improved search capabilities
- Faster results
- Variety of search and display options
- Detailed record pages
- Searchable fulltext for all arXiv content
- Figures and searchable figure captions extracted from 5 years of arXiv articles
- LHC experimental notes
- Personalized features (author pages, paper claiming)
- Fulltext search and snippet display for some access restricted content
What will be available soon?
- More APIs for third parties to build new tools
- More historical content
Publications and talks
Talks, Papers, and other places where INSPIRE or related material has been discussed
- Original press release about the INSPIRE system [Link]
- Symmetry Breaking posting about INSPIRE [Link]
- Talk: User Engagement, Enhanced Services, and Information Sharing at INSPIRE given by Thorsten Schwander at OR2012 Edinburgh [Link to agenda, Link to PDF, Link to Video (at 0:53:00)]
- Talk: Text Mining meets Crowd Sourcing: author disambiguation in High-Energy Physics given by Salvatore Mele, at STM Innovations Seminar 2011, London [Link]
- Talk: INSPIRE: A new information system for High-Energy Physics. Lessons learnt. given by Salvatore Mele, at OR2010 Madrid [Link to slides]
- INSPIRE: Realizing the Dream of a Global Digital Library in High-Energy Physics, by A. Holtkamp, S. Mele, T. Simko, T. Smith, presented at DML 2010 [Link to DML, Link to PDF]
- Talk: Organizing a Research Community with SPIRES: Where Repositories, Scientists and Publishers Meet given by Travis Brooks, at Academic Publishing in Europe 2009 [Link to PDF]
- Information Resources in High-Energy Physics: Surveying the Present Landscape and Charting the Future Course. by A. Gentil-Beccot, S. Mele, A. Holtkamp, H O'Connell, T. Brooks (2009) [INSPIRE Link]
- Citing and Reading Behaviours in High-Energy Physics: How a Community Stopped Worrying about Journals and Learned to Love Repositories. by A. Gentil-Beccot, S. Mele, T. Brooks (2009) [INSPIRE Link]
- Innovation in Scholarly Communication: Vision and Projects from High-Energy Physics by R. Heuer, A. Holtkamp, and S. Mele (2008) [INSPIRE Link]
- Talk: Giving Researchers What they Want: SPIRES, High-energy physics and subject repositories by T. Brooks, at CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI6) (2008) [INSPIRE Link]
HEP information providers summits
Particle and Particle Astrophysics Information Resource Summits - a series of meetings wherein INSPIRE and other projects are discussed by HEP information resource providers including journal publishers, arXiv, ADS, PDG, SPIRES and others.
- First Summit - May 2007 at SLAC [Link to event]
- Second Summit - May 2008 at DESY [Link to event]
- Third Summit - May 2009 at Fermilab [Link to event]
- Fourth Summit - April 2010 at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics [Link to event]
- Fifth Summit - September 2011 at Cornell University [Link to event]
- Sixth Summit - November 2012 at CERN [Link to event]
- Bernard Hecker (SLAC)
- Annette Holtkamp (CERN)
- Salvatore Mele (CERN)
- Heath O'Connell (Fermilab)
- Kirsten Sachs (DESY)
- Tibor Simko (CERN)
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