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Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)

Identifier: 00-02-DLESE

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 construct the library. The collection includes documents from committees, annual meetings, photographs, and ephemera.


  • 1999-2013
  • Majority of material found in 2000-2005
  • Other: Date acquired: 2011-04-01


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


2.00 Boxes

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The collection is arranged alphabetically in folders and then chronological order. Box 2 containing ephemera is housed inside Box 1.

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Technical Access Requirements

Many materials have not been reformatted to a digital medium yet. The Archives does not have playback equipment for CD viewing.

Source of Acquisition

The materials were donated by Pat Steinkamp, Digital Learning Sciences (DLS) administration assistant

Accruals and Additions

Accruals transferred by Pat Steinkamp (2017) and Mary Marlino (2019). No further accruals expected.

Processing Information

The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Records were processed starting in March 2013 and completed in April 2013. During processing, the collection was arranged alphabetically in folders and then in chronological order. All materials were placed into acid-free folder and boxes. Duplicate items including business cards, note pads, flyer handout brochures, letter head paper and envelopes, CDs of photographs, and flyer handouts were weeded from the collection. Box 2 containing ephemera is housed inside Box 1.

Faith Percell
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository