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Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Preservation of Geoscience Data and Collections.
Title Geoscience data and collections : national resources in peril / Committee on the Preservation of Geoscience Data and Collections, Committee on Earth Resources, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2002.

Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Preservation of Geoscience Data and Collections.
Subject Geological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- United States.
Geology -- Research.
Add Title National resources in peril
Description 1 online resource (xv, 107 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-84).
Note Print version record.
Contents Front Matter -- Reviewers -- Preface -- Contents -- Figures, Tables, and Sidebars -- Executive Summary -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Nature of the Challenge -- 3 Geoscience Data and Collections Today -- 4 Managing Geoscience Data and Collections: Challenges and Practices -- 5 Regional Centers: A Model for the Future -- 6 Challenges and Solutions -- References -- A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members -- B Presentations to the Committee -- C Questionnaire -- D Types of Geoscience Data and Collections -- E Glossary -- F Acronyms and Abbreviations
Summary Annotation Geoscience data and collections (such as rock and sediment cores, geophysical data, engineering records, and fossils) are necessary for industries to discover and develop domestic natural resources to fulfill the nation's energy and mineral requirements and to improve the prediction of immediate and long term hazards, such as land slides, volcanic eruptions, and global climate change. While the nation has assembled a wealth of geoscience data and collections, their utility remains incompletely tapped. Many could act as invaluable resources in the future but immediate action is needed if they are to remain available. Housing of and access to geoscience data and collections have become critical issues for industry, federal and state agencies, museums, and universities. Many resources are in imminent danger of being lost through mismanagement, neglect, or disposal. A striking 46 percent of the state geological surveys polled by the committee reported that there is no space available or they have refused to accept new material. In order to address these challenges, "Geoscience Data and Collections offers a comprehensive strategy for managing geoscience data and collections in the United States.
ISBN 0309508126 (electronic bk.)
9780309508124 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 52800409
Additional Format Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Preservation of Geoscience Data and Collections. Geoscience data and collections. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2002 0309083419 (OCoLC)50813998

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