Digital Library for Earth Science Education (DLESE)
- Existence: 2000 to present
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels. DLESE supports Earth system science education by providing electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more. The National Science Foundation provided funding for the development of DLESE which is now operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Computational and Information Systems Laboratory and the NCAR Library on behalf of the education community.
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Scope and Contents DLESE, the Digital Library for Earth System Education, is a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. The components of DLESE, the discovery system, the collection and user services, were built for use of a community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels and in both formal and informal settings. A Steering Committee elected in 1999 and several standing committees developed the policies needed to...