Problems of information support in scientific research
V.G. Shamaev a
A.B. Gorshkov b
a All-Russian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information of Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Usiyevicha 20, A-315, Moscow, 125190, Russian Federation
b Lomonosov Moscow State University, Shternberg State Astronomical Institute, Universitetskii prosp. 13, Moscow, 119889, Russian Federation
This paper reports on the creation of the open access portal "Akustika" (AKDATA.RU) designed to provide Russian-language easy-to-read and search information on acoustics and related topics. The absence of a Russian-language publication in foreign databases means that it is effectively lost for much of the scientific community. The portal has three interrelated sections, the information search system (ISS) "Akustika" (Acoustics), full-text archive of the "Akusticheskii Zhurnal" (Acoustic Journal), and "Signal'naya informatsiya" ("Signaling information") on acoustics. The paper presents a description of the ISS "Akustika", including its structure, content, interface, and information search capabilities for basic and applied research in diverse areas in science, engineering, biology, medicine, etc. The intended users of the portal are physicists, engineers and engineering technologists interested in expanding their research activities and seeking to increase their knowledge base. Those studying current trends in the Russian-language contribution to international science may also find the portal useful.