Digital Library Seminar Series: 2011-02-11
Data Streams from the Black Rock Virtual Forest Initiative
Associate Director of Education and Research, CCNMTL
Production Manager, CDRS
Staff from CCNMTL and CDRS will share their collaborative experience working on the Black Rock Virtual Forest Initiative. The Virtual Forest Initiative is an online framework that supports and enhances research, education, and community activities at Black Rock Forest through an online portal of searchable, downloadable forest datasets and educational resources intended for use by scientists, educators, and community members. CCNMTL has developed a suite of web-based learning tools that utilizes Black Rock Forest's rich archive of scientific records such as environmental monitoring station and tree data. CDRS has defined how the Forest staff can evolve its data management practices into a systematic set of protocols, and prototyped a model of data conversion scripts that will allow the Forest to eventually make its entire collection of data available for research and integration into educational experiences.
10:00 - 11:30 AM
203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University