|NASA's Global Change Master Directory: fostering collaborations for earth science information and data retrieval|
Major, G.R. (2000). NASA's Global Change Master Directory: fostering collaborations for earth science information and data retrieval. IAMSLIC Proceedings 25: 119-124
In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. IAMSLIC: Imprint varies, more
NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD), a freely available online information system (http://gcmd.nasa.gov), provides access to a wide variety of global change and Earth science data and information. The GCMD offers search and retrieval of Earth science data and information from a variety of user interfaces including simple free-text searching, controlled keyword lists, and Java-based query tools. One of the successes of the GCMD has been to form collaborative partnerships with Federal and international agencies and organizations. Through these partnerships, individual agencies and organisations can meet their own metadata needs, yet ensure that data set holdings are known in the context of a multidisciplinary Earth science information catalog.