[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The main goal of this project is to develop a digital library system for natural resource managers, such as the forest supervisors of the USDA Forest Service national forest system, and their technical staff. This project has a goal of "knowledge management" in that the scientific assessment, opinions, experience, and judgment of agency personnel are embodied in the various internal and external documents produced as part of various projects and decision-making processes. The idea is to make it very easy to find documents relevant to the current projects or problems and thus reuse information.
Proceedings of the 2004 annual national conference on Digital government research; 01/2004
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We are building a Web-based system to provide easy access to documents for use by natural resource managers, scientists, and other interested parties in the Pacific Northwest. Initially, we are focusing on the Adaptive Management Area Program (www.fs.fed.us/r6/plan/adapt.htm) with the USDA Forest Service as the lead government partner in collaboration with natural resource management specialists from the USDI Bureau of Land Management, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other agencies and groups.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The goal of this project is to build an application-specific digital library to support the natural resource manager by providing access to project and agency documents such as Environmental Impact Statements and wildlife biologist specialist reports. As a domain-specific digital library, we have focused on the use of keywords, organized into controlled vocabularies, which are appropriate for this domain. This includes support for the use of place names because location is very important in describing documents and in making decisions.