[ESIP-all] Request for input into DLESE (Digital Library for Earth System Education) effort to assure library quality

Tamara Ledley tamara_ledley at terc.edu
Mon Aug 9 12:51:08 EDT 2004

Hi Everyone,
      I wanted to make you aware of an effort that is underway and request
your participation.  DLESE (Digital Library for Earth System Education) is
deeply involved in defining itself in terms of what its content is and how
to ensure its quality.  Toward this effort there are 6 task forces that are
being formed to address various components of this issue.  There is a great
need for community wide input and the ESIP Federation represents a broad
range of that community, which includes scientists, technolists and users
of Earth science data and knowledge.  I encourage each of you to consider
participating in one of the task forces listed below and to contact Michele
Hall (hall at scieds.com) or Annette deCharon (adecharon at bigelow.org) to
inform them of that interest.  You can also contact me if you have more
questions.  Your input is very important.

---------------------- Forwarded by Tamara Ledley/CESSE/TERC on 08/09/2004
11:39 AM ---------------------------

-----Original Message-----
From: Ramapriyan (Rama) H. K. [mailto:rama.ramapriyan at nasa.gov]
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Subject: Fwd: More information on DLESE work


There is an opportunity here to participate and contribute to DLESE
some of the working groups they are establishing.  If there is an
(and you have time to participate), please let me know within the next
week.  Some of you may already be aware of it and participating.  If so,

please let me know also.



>X-Original-To: rama at rattler-e.gsfc.nasa.gov
>Delivered-To: rama at rattler-e.gsfc.nasa.gov
>From: Annette deCharon <adecharon at bigelow.org>
>To: "Ramapriyan (Rama) H. K." <rama.ramapriyan at nasa.gov>
>Cc: "Anita S. Coleman" <asc at u.arizona.edu>
>Subject: More information on DLESE work
>Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 15:27:46 -0500
>X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2657.72)
>Dear Rama,
>About two weeks ago, the DLESE Steering Committee (SC) -- of which
>Coleman and I are members --  approved the formation of six Working
>(WGs) comprised of SC members and the greater community (e.g.,  diverse
>groups within DLESE, and experts in relevant science, technical, and
>pedagogical areas).  We seek 5-6 persons for each WG who will form a
>group actively researching options and writing a final report. In
>for each WG we also seek as many interested people as possible to act
as a
>sounding board to the core team. The activity will culminate in a
>to be held at the end of October 2004 that will include a subset of WG
>The six WG Tasks are briefly described below; details on "Long-term
>"Short-term goals," and expected "Deliverables" are described in the
>attached document.
>Task 1: Create a framework for an Earth system library.
>Task 2: Create a framework for conducting high quality reviews of the
>instructional and supporting resources within DLESE.
>Task 3: Recommend a framework for new vocabulary development and
>for integrating it with the Discovery system.
>Task 4: Develop an Earth System vocabulary reflecting subject matter
>falls within the defined Earth System framework and reflects the
>of users and resource types.
>Task 5: Develop a vocabulary supporting cataloging of resources on
>and learning about the Earth system and related areas.
>Task 6: Gather and critically evaluate a range of existing visual
>interfaces useful for teaching about Earth systems, present them to the
>community for exploration and debate, and make recommendations on
>elements for any new visual interface in DLESE.
>If you are interested in learning more about or joining this effort,
>contact me or Anita. Once you've indicated which WG(s) you would like
to be
>involved with, your name will be added to the list. A Co-Chair of the
>will contact you later with further details.
>Please let me know if you have any questions. And thank you for your
>interest in helping DLESE!
>Thanks, Anita.  I am certainly interested in following up.
>At 10:56 AM 7/23/2004, Anita S. Coleman wrote:
>Hi Rama, a quick intro to my colleague on DLESE who will be in touch
>you - Annette deCharon - about some interesting work in which I hope
>or somebody from NASA can participate.  Thanks.
>p.s. I'll reply to your other email shortly - just got back from London
>battling a small cold!
>NOTE: Please reply to Rama.Ramapriyan at nasa.gov.
>Dr. H. K. Ramapriyan
>ESDIS Project, Code 423, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771
>(301)614-5267 (FAX)

NOTE: Please reply to Rama.Ramapriyan at nasa.gov.
Dr. H. K. Ramapriyan
ESDIS Project, Code 423, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771
(301)614-5267 (FAX)

(See attached file: wg.deliverables 1.doc)
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