News & Opportunity Community Collection (NOCC) Scope Statement
The purpose of the News & Opportunity Community Collection (NOCC) is to provide information and access to news, events, and opportunities of interest to the community. These resources include: awards, recognitions, and scholarships, calendars, calls for participation, grants and proposals, jobs, learning and research opportunities, news, and workshops.
These resources are defined as follows:
The news, events, or opportunities usually cover a short period of time and have start/stop dates. The community may contribute to the collection.
Please direct questions about the collection to email@example.com.
The metadata has a copyright of: Copyright 2000-2004 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). But the metadata may be used as long as it is consistent with DLESE Intellectual Property Policy, (http://www.dlese.org/documents/policy/DLESE_IP_approved.html). This allows for the redistribution of metadata records. Individual metadata records are available for harvest from DLESE.
Resource quality assurance
There are two quality assurance issues, resource quality and metadata quality. The resources made accessible via the collection vary in quality because the resources are chosen by the DLESE community. Chosen resources are of community interest and fall in the realm Earth system science and education.
Metadata quality assurance
In terms of metadata quality, metadata is reviewed by the quality assurance (QA) team at the DLESE Program Center (DPC). The QA team ensures resource meet the criteria to be part of DLESE, provide a spell check, ensure all metadata attributes are complete and applied correctly, assign metadata record identification numbers and do periodic link checking of URLs. The collection uses DLESE's current metadata format and provides all required metadata. The collection is directly searchable at: http://www.dlese.org/news_opportunities/news.jsp
If library users find errors or have suggestions for improvement for the collection, such changes will be considered and changes will be made as appropriate.
Persistence plan for the collection
The collection is expected to continue growing and to exist indefinitely as long as funding is reliable. Currently, funding is available through August 2007. If the funding situation changes dramatically enough to impact operations, the collection will cease to exist.
Last updated: 2004-10-08