Atmospheric Visualization Collection (AVC) Scope Statement
This document describes the Atmospheric Visualization Collection (AVC) and the resources it provides to the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE). The purpose of this scope and policy statement is to describe AVC:
This scope statement is provided in order to assist:
Goals of AVC
AVC is conceived as an information system dedicated to the collection, enhancement, and distribution of materials that facilitate research and learning about the atmosphere through the use of the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) data set. AVC will support atmospheric educational and research along numerous dimensions:
The scope of the AVC is atmospheric education and research, with particular emphasis in relationship to ARM data. The collection seeks resources that bring the atmospheric science into the classroom or other learning site, as well as capabilities to improve accessibility and usability of ARM data by researchers. The collection shall favor educational materials that are well-documented, easy to use, bug-free, motivational for learners, pedagogically effective, scientifically accurate, and which foster mastery of significant understandings or skills. The collection shall favor research materials that are well-documented, easy to use, bug-free, useful for data quality analysis, effective for real-time campaign decision making, and improve research capabilities for quickly and visually interpreting ARM data.
The types of materials to be collected include:
The AVC is aligned with the DLESE Collections Scope and Policy Statement (http://www.dlese.org/documents/policy/CollectionsScope_final.html) as well as the DLESE Collections Accession and Deaccessioning Policy (http://www.dlese.org/documents/policy/collections_accession.html).olicy/collections_accession.html). This means, the AVC is using DLESE's current metadata format and provides all required metadata.
Please direct questions about the AVC to email@example.com. Inquiries will be answered as soon as possible.
Quality Assurance of the Collection
The research resources made accessible via this collection are of a very high quality because they are regularly used and reviewed by ARM scientists. The educational resources made accessible via the collection are of a very high quality because they are reviewed by an educational panel and class tested. The metadata records are generated by AVC staff and are reviewed for meeting minimum DLESE metadata requirements, spelling and data integrity. If users of the collection find errors or have suggestions for improvement for either the resources in the collection or for the metadata of the collection, AVC will consider the suggestions and make changes as appropriate.
Note: The materials being developed in the collaborative environments are not covered by these quality assurance conditions. These environments are a service for those wishing to collaborate on AVC development, thus material within these environments may be at various stages of development.
This collection is expected to continue growing and to exist indefinitely. If for some reason this collection cannot be maintained by the AVC, the AVC will make arrangements with the NSDL and DLESE in order to continue to make this collection accessible.
Last updated: 2005-06-27