Wednesday, 14 January 2009: 8:45 AM
An Information Life-Preserver for Atmospheric Scientists
Room 132A (Phoenix Convention Center)
The abundance of electronic journals and databases available in the research academic environment has enabled faculty, research scientists and students to be increasingly productive, particularly during the last decade. A large number of resources may become cumbersome, however, and frustrate researchers who utilize only a small subset of the library's collections. Librarians at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami are working with students and faculty to create specialized information portals which pull together core electronic journals and texts, literature databases, classic papers, and data resources. This presentation will describe how LibGuides software has been used to develop an information portal for meteorology, physical oceanography and remote sensing.