Thursday, 15 January 2009: 8:15 AM
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library Microclimate: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine
Room 132A (Phoenix Convention Center)
The NASA Goddard Library, like many Federal libraries, has undergone some turbulent times. Although there are always potential budgetary issues, the long term climate outlook for the NASA Library looks pretty positive. New e-book services seem to be catching on and continued access to electronic journals is growing. Some new initiatives will spark new interest in library services, such as an institutional repository to preserve and provide access to legacy Goddard assets, a Goddard author database to highlight contributions from the community, and customized research services using Web 2.0 technologies. Though not limited to atmospheric sciences, a significant portion of Goddard's library customers are heavy users of atmospheric and earth science electronic resources, and are major contributors to the atmospheric science literature.