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NSDL

An interview with some of the people behind the National Science Digital Library. Dr. Biology attends the annual NSDL conference to learn more about this program and related projects.

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Topic Time
Introduction - 00:00
Kaye Howe 02:13
Importance of communication in the sciences 02:50
How many people are involved with NSDL? 03:40
What's at NSDL for a 6th grader? 04:40
What are the differences and advantages of between a digital library over physical (brick and mortar) library? 05:57
Content, content, content - the importance of reviewing the quality of content. 07:31
Do you like going to scientific meetings and conferences? 08:47
People become energized from face-to-face meetings. 09:44
Carol Minton-Morris - academic career began in the fine arts. 10:46
How do you get to the NSDL web site? 11:46
What are some of the best things about NSDL? 12:07
Are there places for kids on NSDL? [www.eskelletons.org] 12:30
Middle school portal - help with homework. 12:59
Maculay Library of Sound and Video - [animal sounds] 13:20
NSDL Bloggosphere - [expertvoices.nsdl.org] 13:45
Social network for teachers 14:12
Do you like going to scientific meetings and conferences? 14:47
Teachers should attend the annual NSDL meeting. 15:41
What would you be if you were not in communications or the arts? 16:21
Samantha Katz [BEN] 17:21
What does BEN stand for? 18:16
Where am I going to get help with my biology homework? 18:50
If I'm 7th grader what can I do with BEN? 19:29
What are peer reviewed articles and content? 20:16
Why do you go to meetings and conferences? 20:53
What would teachers find on BEN? 21:19
What would you be if you were not a scientist? 22:23
Lee Zia - lead program office at NSF for NSDL funding 23:01
Who started NSDL and when did it begin? 23:44
What are some of the cool things that have been developed as part of  the NSDL. 25:04
Lee's talent for writing haikus 26:43
Haikus - what are they? 27:24
Lee reads one of his haikus for the NSDL 2007 conference and talks about its meaning. 28:22
Sign-off 30:13

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