Friday, August 22, 2008

Aquatic Commons respository

The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) has developed on open-access repository called Aquatic Commons. As stated on the home page,

The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine/brackish, and fresh water environments. It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects.
There are approximately 800 full text documents available at this time. In addition to articles are posters, proceedings, maps, white papers, and more. Many documents originate from Florida universities and institutions and cover issues specific to the state and its coasts.

A quick search feature allows you to search all fields at one time. An advanced search will search specific fields such as author, title, institution, etc. In addition, you can browse by subject category and year. Students will enjoy the full-text access provided by this open-access repository. Faculty may be interested in placing some of their own articles into the repository.

The IAMSLIC site had brochures, guides, and more information.

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