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National Digital Science Library - Invitation to Help Build

From a post by John M Saylor on STS-L:

Colleagues- The National Science Digital Library(NSDL) Program was launched by the National Science Foundation in 2000 to establish an online library of resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research. Access to aggregated collections and services began in December 2002 with the opening of the NSDL.org web site (http://nsdl.org)

As part of a phased approach to extend the width and depth of the STEM resources in the NSDL we are now looking for volunteers in the subject areas listed below to recommend resources for inclusion in the NSDL collection. We have developed an automated system called the NSDL Resource Recommendation System (RRS) that is a simple process by which an authorized selector to identifies a resource with a URL, initiates an automated metadata generation process, has the opportunity to edit and augment the metadata if necessary, and then submits it for inclusion in the NSDL.

If you are a librarian interested in contributing to this effort to recommend resources for inclusion in the NSDL. Please contact me. I will respond with some additional background, explain the criteria, and get you going with the system.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support.

Subject Areas that need selectors (you can be as specific or broad as you like):

Education (General)

  • Instructional issues
  • Careers
  • Educational technology
  • Educational media
  • Integrating technology into the classroom
  • Multimedia education
  • Technology planning
  • Aging
  • Body systems and senses
  • Environmental health
  • Human sexuality
  • Nutrition
  • Algebra
  • Applied mathematics
  • Arithmetic
  • Calculus
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Number sense
  • Number theory
  • Patterns
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and life sciences
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Earth science
  • Ecology
  • Embryology
  • Engineering
  • Entomology
  • General science
  • Geology
  • Histology
  • History of science
  • Metallurgy
  • Meteorology
  • Natural history
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical sciences
  • Physics
  • Space sciences
Social studies
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Psychology

John M. Saylor
Collection Development
National Science Digital Library
Director (on leave 10/02-9/06)
Engineering Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-220
email: JMS1 AT cornell DOT edu
phone: 607-255-4134
fax: 607-255-5196This is a great idea, but I would like to see engineering removed from "Science" into its own subject area, with the subdivisions of the discipline listed as well.

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