A digital library typically includes a set of keywords (or subject terms) for each document in its collection(s). For some applications, including natural resource management, geographic location (e.g., the place of a study or a project) is very i mportant. The metadata for such documents needs to indicate the location(s) associated with a document-and… (More)
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… (More)
We introduce the notion of <i>semantic components</i> that occur in domain-specific documents, discuss use of semantic components to improve document retrieval in a domain-specific collection, and present the results of two case studies.
Our research focuses on understanding the organizational facilitators and inhibitors of information-sharing across federal agency boundaries. We are working with the NSF – funded team that is architecting a forest information portal for use within the Adaptive Management Areas of the national forests (a collaboration between the USDA Forest Service, the… (More)
Project: 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… (More)
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Abstract: Metadata++ is a digital library system that we are developing to serve the needs of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, the United States Department… (More)
Paper Abstract: This paper will introduce the reader to the processes a team of individuals from Management, Forestry, Consultants, and Computer Science backgrounds employed to gather user needs/ requirements for a Forestry Portal. The paper will first inform the reader on the background and objectives of the Forestry Portal Project and then discuss the… (More)