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Colloquium - Sumner

The Digital Library for Earth System Education: Building Community, Building the Library
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
9/27/2001
3:30pm-4:30pm

The need for information systems to effectively support the dissemination and reuse of educational resources has sparked a number of large-scale digital library efforts. One prominent example of such a system is DLESE -- The Digital Library for Earth System Education. DLESE is a community-owned and governed digital library facility dedicated to offering rapid, sophisticated access to collections of peer-reviewed teaching and learning resources, interfaces and tools to allow student exploration of geo-referenced materials and Earth data sets, and a virtual community center to facilitate sharing and collaboration among community members. Enabling broad-based community participation in library design, building, and ongoing maintenance is a central operating principle. As such, DLESE is being designed as a distributed library network to enable library interfaces, collections and services to be developed and maintained by individual faculty members or institutions distributed across the nation. DLESE is itself one node in an even larger digital library network, the NSDL (National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library), a program initiated by the National Science Foundation to integrate multiple digital libraries in these areas and provide access to a broad variety of educational materials. In this talk, I will describe:

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Refreshments will be served immediately following the talk in ECOT 831.

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