Environmental Science Digital Library

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Collection Development for an
Environmental Science Digital Library

Nathan Hall

University of North Texas Libraries

Environmental Science Digital Library Coordinator

nathan.hall@unt.edu



Introduction

UNT Libraries’ strategies for



creating digital collections and services from
datasets and born digital objects



serving users outside of formal education and
research

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Creating digital library services for
a broad range of users


Citizens


Policy makers


Voters


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Professional
Associations

Institutional
Partners

Educational
Partners

UNT Libraries will
bring together
resources, audiences,
and skills from
different communities
in order to combine
research, teaching,
and practice.

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The Environmental Science Digital Library (ESDL)
will host content contributed from
institutional partners.

Text (books, articles, html, pdf)

Images

Video

Simulations

Applications

Datasets

Much of the ESDL content will be born digital.

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Professional
outreach

Environmental
Science
Content

Evaluation

And

Assessment

Outreach
through
formal/informal
education

Long term
material
selection
and review

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End of Term Web Harvest

Joint web harvest of government domain


California Digital Library


NARA


Internet Archive


University of North Texas

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EPA EnviroMapper for Water
application shows areas with
advisories regarding mercury and
other toxins in fish.


State boundaries

Congressional districts

USGS compiled hydrological units.

We envision layering this data
with environmental policy data
to show correlations between
environmental policy and
environmental quality.

Hypothetical points of municipal
battery recycling

Linking digital libraries to other
data sources

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http://www.teo.unt.edu/

Taxonomies

Agriculture, Crop Production, and Pest
Control

Atmosphere and Air Pollution

Deserts, Forests, Grasslands, and other
Biomes

Ecology and Ecosystems

Endangered and Threatened Plant and
Wildlife Species

Energy and Mineral Resources

Environmental Laws, Regulations, and
Ethics

Oceans

Nonhazardous and Hazardous Wastes

Water Resources and Water Pollution

Wetlands

Mongillo, John and Zierdt
-
Warshaw. (2000)

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science


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Taxonomies

Air Quality

Climate Change

Conservation of Plant and Animal Species

Energy

Forests

Management of Natural
Resources/Sustainable Development

Protected Areas and Natural Habitats

Soils and Desertification

Transport

Waste Management

Water Resources and Water Quality

The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory (2005)


Environmental Organizations indexed by these fields of activity:


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Taxonomies

Agriculture and Food

Animals and Endangered Species

Atmosphere and Air Pollution

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Ecology and Ecosystems

Energy

Forests and Plants

Human Health and the Environment

Land and Land Use

Nuclear Power and Radiation


Philosophy and Ethics

Pollutants and Toxins

Population Issues

Preservation and Wilderness Issues

Resource and Resource Management

The Urban Environment

Waste and Waste Management

Water and Water Pollution

Weather and Climate


Allin, Craig W. (2000)

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues


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Topics in Environmental Science

*Actual list of topics will be more
comprehensive. “Etc.” will not be
used as a topic heading.

Environmental Science Digital Library Management Layer

Policy

Ethics/Values

ENERGY

ECOLOGY

AIR

WATER

ETC.*

Types of Documents

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Browse by Subject

Agriculture

Air

Atmosphere

Culture

Conservation

Ecology and Ecosystems

Energy

Land

Population

Sustainability

Technology

Transportation

Urban environments

Waste

Water

Weather and Climate

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Challenges

Scope Creep


Interdisciplinarity





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References

Allin, Craig W. (2000). The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Pasadena: Salem
Press.

Callicot, J. Baird. Frodeman, Robert. (2009).
Encyclopedia of environmental ethics and
philosophy
. Farmington Hills, MI : Macmillan Reference USA/Gale Cengage
Learning.

The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory, 4th Ed. 2005. New York: Routledge.

Mongillo, John and Zierdt
-
Warshaw. (2000). Encyclopedia of Environmental Science.
Phoenix: Oryx Press.

Porteous, Andrew. (1996). Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology. 2nd
Edition. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

Texas Environmental Observatory. Accessed May 11, 2009. http://www.teo.unt.edu/

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