Locate unpublished documents and data related to the topics and geographical
areas of interest by contacting organizations and individuals. Maintain
a database of contacts made. Contacts include academia, federal, state
and municipal governments, industry, and non-profit organizations and
individuals. This work will be done by accredited librarians, technical
information specialists and the senior scientist and will be ongoing.
a database of found material including full bibliographic information
(author, title, year, funding agency, pagination, key words, etc.),
physical location of original material, and physical state of original
(mimeograph, photocopy, etc.). All metadata will be NOAA Federal Geographic
Data Committee format compatible. This work will be done by accredited
librarians, technical information specialists and the senior scientist
and will be ongoing.
amount and physical state of material, quality of data and/or text,
and accompanying metadata (methodology, location, time, data quality
parameters). This work will be done by the senior scientist.
priority for data or document restoration based on topic and geographical
coverage, with special focus on data/documents relevant to SFERPM program.
Information on data and documents related to other geographical areas
or topics will added to the database for subsequent rescue by other
efforts or organizations. Establishment of priorities will be done by
the senior scientist.
The primary topics of interest are: chemical measurements, physical
measurements, assessment studies, contamination evaluation, anthropogenic
damage, monitoring, restoration efforts and results, and dredging.
The primary geographical areas of interest are: area of concern to the
South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (Biscayne Bay, Florida
Bay, Florida Keys, St. Lucie Estuary and Ten Thousand Islands); Dry
Tortugas, Tampa Bay, and Apalachicola Bay.
The primary coastal environments of interest are: estuaries, bays, mangrove
forests, seagrasses, coral reefs, hurricanes, sedimentary processes,
urban coastal development, and socioeconomic changes.
the data or document to editable electronic form using optical scanners.
This work will be done by the technical information specialists and
the senior scientist.
Subject scanned material to quality assurance evaluation to eliminate
errors caused by the scanning process, and to ascertain that text, figures,
tables and metadata are complete. Edit as necessary scanned material
as needed. This work will be done by the senior scientist.
resulting document through the Internet and catalog on the OCLC system.
This work will be done by an accredited cataloger and the technical
Publish resulting document in printed form.
the data and document rescue effort, and the availability of the restored
documents at libraries, Internet sites, seminars, conferences. This
effort will be done by all cooperating organizations to maximize effort
and minimize cost.
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