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DataONE: Protecting the Future of Environmental and Ecological Data

Suzie Allard, Patricia Cruse, Robert Sandusky and Carol Tenopir

(Submission #27)


This interactive panel addresses the theme of the conference “Thriving on Diversity- Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World” by exploring the role of librarians and information scientists in a cyberinfrastructure project that supports the full data lifecycle for scientists in the diverse domains that are embodied in environmental and ecological science. Collaborations like this between scientists and information professionals are increasingly important, as reflected by the “Science and Metadata Community” that is forming within the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

DataNetONE (Observation Network for Earth) focuses on multi-disciplinary observational data collected by biological (genome to ecosystem) and environmental (atmospheric, ecological, hydrological, and oceanographic) scientists, national and international research networks, and environmental observatories. These data are critical because they form the basis for good scientific decisions, wise management of resources, and informed decision-making about new environmental, social and technological challenges caused by climate variability, altered land use, population shifts, and changes in resource availability (e.g., food, water, and oil).

DataNetONE is one of two National Science Foundation DataNet Partners. DataNetONE’s structure is designed to be domain-agnostic, so that it can be extended to serve a broader range of science domains both directly and through interoperability with other DataNet Partners.

This panel of DataNetONE investigators focus discussion on four areas –preservation, infrastructure, socio-cultural issues, and usability and assessment. These areas address the challenges faced by librarians handling electronic scientific data in any setting, not just in DataNetONE. The panel will be facilitated to encourage the audience to provide feedback, exchange ideas, and ask questions related to the role of information science, libraries and librarians in the process of creation, discovery, access, and manipulation of electronic scientific data.

Sponsored by SIG-DL, SIG-STI, and SIG-KM


SIG SPONSORSHIP?: Digital Libraries (DL)


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