OSU Geodetic Scientists at the Chilean Earthquake Feb. 27, 2010

 

"A team of OSU geodetic scientists just happened to be working in Chile when the earthquake occurred. Here is are links to the press release and their map:"
 

From Geonet, and  Mary Woods Scott , Geology Librarian at Ohio State University, 3/9/10

Geoscientific & Environmental Data available linked to ScienceDirect articles

 
 

Netherland Elsevier, PANGAEA link content for easier access to full earth system research25 Feb 2010

"STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that the data library PANGAEA - Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data – and Elsevier have implemented reciprocal linking between their respective content in earth system research. Research data sets deposited at PANGAEA are now automatically linked to the corresponding articles in Elsevier journals on its electronic platform ScienceDirect and vice versa. The linking functionality also provides a credit mechanism for research data sets deposited in this data library.

The interaction of a publisher with an open access data repository is projected as being ideal to serve the requirements of modern research by diminishing the loss of research data. It also enables the reader of a publication to verify the scientific findings and to use the data in his/her own work. The Elsevier-PANGAEA cooperation follows the most recent recommendations of funding bodies and international organisations, such as the OECD, about access to research data from public funding.

Working with the scientific community to preserve scientific research data is also an objective of the Elsevier Content Innovation programme. Through the latest agreement, Elsevier expects to support long-term storage, wide availability and preservation of large research data sets.

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Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

Geological resources from the Scout Report

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
http://www.uvm.edu/perkins/index.html  — 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.