II. Porter: Vision
V. Journeay: CORDlink
VI. MARINCIONI: MRIB
VII. Faust: CMGP
APPENDIX VI -
Marine Realms Information Bank (MRIB)
Presentation: F. Marincioni and others - The Example of MRIB
A USGS Distributed Digital Geolibrary .for the Coastal and Marine Environments
USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Team
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution .
Marine Realms Information Bank
A distributed geolibrary
is a vision for the future. It would permit users to quickly and easily obtain all existing information available about a place that is relevant to a defined need.
A geolibrary is a digital library filled with geoinformation information associated with a distinct area or footprint on the Earths surface and for which the primary search mechanism is place. A geolibrary is distributed if its users, services, metadata, and information assets can be integrated among many distinct locations.
National Research Council, 1999. Distributed Geolibraries: Spatial Information Resources.
Reveal what information is available. and what is not
Present information in context
Incorporate quality control
Work for a diverse group of users
The basis of MRIB is a comprehensive organizational structure that integrates Web-based information from across the USGS coastal and marine program, places it in context, and shows what is known and what is unknown about the marine and coastal environments.
Electronic Index Cards
If we assign to each information object a metadata profile, .we will be able to efficiently order, search, and sort information available in the Web. Fashioned after old 3x5 library index cards, MRIB EICs allow fast and easy storing of any specifics necessary to consistently classify information objects.