Title Connecting library users with free geoscience databases
Author Sommer, S.
Author Affil Sommer, S., University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO
Source Proceedings - Geoscience Information Society, Vol.38, p.45-48, ; 42nd meeting of the Geoscience Information Society; geoscience information; making the earth sciences accessible for everyone, Denver, CO, Oct. 28-31, 2007, edited by C. Cloutier. Publisher: Geoscience Information Society, [location varies], United States. ISSN: 0072- 1409. ISBN: 978-0-934485-42- 5
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English. Includes appendix CRREL Acc. No: 64004852
Index Terms organizations; bibliographies; computer applications; education; geology; polar regions; polar regions; academic institutions; bibliography; data bases; data processing; information management; Institute of Arctic and Antarctic Research; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; libraries; publications; University of Colorado
Abstract Many freely-accessible databases from universities and research institutes that support geoscience education and IPY (International Polar Year) are appearing on the Web. Subjects include northern environments, Antarctic management, and IPY research. Grey literature, photographs, and maps are often included. Many of these databases are off the radar of the traditional library database collections, yet can be valuable sources for students and researchers. The INSTAAR Information Center conducts workshops to introduce its users to these databases. In the process, the Information Center, despite its small collection and tiny budget, achieves higher visibility within its community and connects with new groups of library users. This paper describes how the workshops are constructed and some lessons learned.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 300172