DLESE Reviewed Collection (DRC) best practices
Purpose of the best practices
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) includes collections of high quality teaching and learning materials which have been rigorously reviewed and evaluated according to published selection criteria. These criteria are set forth in the DLESE Accessioning and Deaccessioning Policy. The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines or best practices with respect to these criteria, for the guidance of resource creators, reviewers and collection builders.
1. Scientific accuracy
2. Importance or significance
3. Pedagogical effectiveness
4. Completeness of documentation
The criteria covers both information in the resource and in the metadata record.
5. Ease of use for teachers and learners
6. Inspirational/motivational for learners
7. Robustness as a digital resource
Practices to avoid
Guidelines and best practices information
The DLESE Collections Accessioning Taskforce provides oversight for all guidelines and best practices.
These guidelines resulted from DLESE Collections Committee work and the DLESE collections meeting in March 2003.
Last updated: 9-21-04