Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Karst Information Portal

Last week, I was helping a student doing some karst research. The student needed an article from NSS (National Speleological Society) News, which we do not own. In exploring nearby options, I found that USF had it listed online. Through this serendipitous search, I discovered the Karst Information Portal (KIP). KIP began as an initiative to unite a fragmented body of work, with significant assistance from the USF Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions. Partners include the National Cave & Karst Research Institute, USF Libraries, University Libraries at University of New Mexico, and the Union Internationale de Spéléologie (UIS). The portal offers resources, including some access to online journals, GIS data, dissertations and theses, and more. Furthermore, a community has started with members discussing karst topics.

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