GeoScienceWorld Thursday, 30 November 2017

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GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences.  It is built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef. It  is a nonprofit corporation formed by a group of leading geoscientific organizations for the purpose of making geoscience research and related information easily and economically available via the Internet.  GSW is an unprecedented collaboration of six leading earth science societies and one institute.

The Founding Organizations:
· American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG),
· American Geological Institute (AGI),
· Geological Society of America (GSA),
· The Geological Society of London (GSL),
· Mineralogical Society of America (MSA),
· Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and
· Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

There are 2 components to GSW –
1. The Journals  (includes full details, years of full-text available, etc (28/9/12)
2. The GeoRef Database.  Established by the American Geological Institute in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive bibliographic database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 80,000 references a year (85,000 in 2004). The database contains over 2.6 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. In addition, GSW provides access to GeoRef in Process, a database of bibliographic records that are currently being edited and reviewed for inclusion in GeoRef.

From GSW FAQ 26/11/08: You may either purchase it as a separate product from any of the many vendors available or you may purchase it with GSW for an additional fee. GeoRef is an integral part of GSW, and we only need to make sure that you have a paid subscription to it somewhere. There are many reasons some libraries choose to keep a separate subscription to GeoRef; in that case the library has access to GeoRef both as part of GSW and as a separate product.

GeoScienceWorld eBooks


GeoScienceWorld eBooks Collections 2013 Perpetual Access License Agreement (23/10/14)

GeoScienceWorld 2013 Subscriber License Agreement for CEIRC subscribers (29/10/13, current 27/9/16)

GeoScienceWorld 2012 Subscriber License Agreement (via Swets, 21/9/12)

GSW 2012 response to CEIRC survey re licence conditions (via Swets, 21/9/12, updated 26/9/12) [Members only]

GeoScienceWorld 2011 Subscriber License Agreement (under review, via DMedia, 23/5/11)

GSW 2011 licence amendment - change of agent (21/9/11) [Members only]

GSW 2011 response to CEIRC survey re licence conditions (via DMedia, 23/5/11) [Members only]

GSW licence (11/9/05)

Technical/Sales Support

Sales Support: iGroup Australasia (30/11/17)

Robert Pursell, Vice President of Sales, Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting, Inc. (30/10/15)

GeoScience World have also provided a direct contact for libraries for outside Australian working hours. The GSW contact would be Lauren Comi, Circulation and Client Service Manager. Phone: +1 800-857-2591 (24/8/12, updated 11/10/13)

WCAG compliance:
GSW standard journal and ebook sites have been tested against section 508 Guidelines for website accessibility and WCAG 2.0 checklist (level A) and has passed both. (22/10/15)


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CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Members only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

GeoScienceWorld 2017 proposal for CAUL (via Ollexi, 27/9/16) [Members only]
GeoScienceWorld 2017 pricing for CAUL (via Ollexi, 27/9/16) [Members only]

GeoScienceWorld 2016 proposal for CAUL (via EBSCO, 30/10/15) [Members only]
GeoScienceWorld 2016 pricing for CAUL (via EBSCO, 30/10/15) [Members only]

GeoScienceWorld 2015 proposal for CAUL (via Dragonfly, 23/10/14) [Members only]
GeoScienceWorld 2015 pricing for CAUL (via Dragonfly, 23/10/14) [Members only]

GeoScienceWorld 2014 proposal for CAUL (via Swets, 11/10/13) [Members only]
GeoScienceWorld 2014 pricing for CAUL (via Swets, 21/10/13) [Members only]

GeoScienceWorld 2013 pricing for CAUL (via Swets, 21/9/12) [Members only]

GeoScienceWorld 2012 pricing for CAUL - includes tier descriptions for GSW & GeoRef (via DMedia, 27/10/11) [Members only]

GeoScienceWorld 2011 proposal for CAUL (via DMedia, 21/9/11, updated 27/10/11) [Members only]
GeoScienceWorld 2011 pricing for CAUL (via DMedia, 23/5/11) [Members only]

Subscription Information - sold through ProQuest worldwide (26/11/08)  [Members only]
GSW Pricing Tiers (26/11/08)
GeoScienceWorld Journal Titles, Journals Database Pricing & Royalties, Pricing Tiers, and GeoRef Pricing.  (11/9/05)

Offer for GeoScienceWorld (via CSA, 11/10/05) Pricing spreadsheet from CSA.  [Members only]
Offer for GeoScienceWorld (via iGroup, 11/9/05)  [Members only]
CEIRC institutions tier classification (11/9/05)