At a meeting of the Geosciences Information Society at the GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC, in early November, 2012. This milestone was announced by Richard Huffine, the Library Director of the USGS. He further said that the Open File Reports is the main series not complete yet.
Here is the link to an information session he gave in August, 2012: “Information Resources from the U. S. Geological Survey”:
Today’s Scout Report from the University of Wisconsin highlights a couple of websites/resources of interest:
The Perkins Geology Museum at the University of Vermont
— The "Perkins Digital Archive" contains >1000 images of minerals, fossils and rocks. Their collection of > 24,000 photos documenting Vermont’s "Landscape Change Program" dates from 1690. These collections are searchable.
The Barren Lands
The area west of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan was thoroughly documented and explored by Canadian geologist, J.B. Tyrrell in 1893 and 1894. There are >5000 images in this collection at the University of Toronto.