Rationale (resources and metadata)
DLESE's mission, as stated in the DLESE Strategic Plan, is:
To improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system by developing, managing, and providing access to high quality educational resources and supporting services through a community-based, distributed digital library.The plan articulates strategies to achieve this vision (e.g. S5T1), including the assurance of quality of the collection through multiple accession review processes and on-going evaluation. As such, collection policy and guidelines changes are being proposed to continue the work in achieving this vision.
Drafts of the updated collection policies and guidelines are available. Highlights (in red) show the changes. The points below summarize the proposed policy and guidelines changes more concretely:
Point 1: Add accessioning criteria to increase and assure consistent quality of resources
Point 2: Promote greater DLESE-community engagement and responsibility and support the DLESE Community Plan idea of peer-review
Point 3: Articulate who is responsible for carrying out policies and guidelines
Last updated: 1-08-05