Digital Libraries Workshop at CMC-South 2008


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    1. 1. Math Digital Library: Robert BAKER & Gizem KARAALI A New Storehouse of Information 49th Annual Fall Conference of CMC - South November 8, 2008 Palm Springs, CA
    2. 2. National Science Digital Library NSDL is an NSF program, begun in 2004, aiming to provide access to online materials in the STEM disciplines.
    3. 3. Origins of NSDL Program <ul><li>Support dissemination of NSF materials created with NSF grant support </li></ul><ul><li>Followed a series of solicitations for a computer-science based program on digital library creation and use. </li></ul>
    4. 4. History of NSDL <ul><li>2000 </li></ul><ul><li>First round of solicitations </li></ul><ul><li>Original funding for MathDL </li></ul><ul><li>Several projects had competing Core Integration projects </li></ul><ul><li>2001 </li></ul><ul><li>One Core Integration project is selected: Cornell, UCAR, Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenhower National Clearinghouse’s Middle School Portal designated as an example of a Pathway </li></ul>
    5. 5. History (cont.) <ul><li>2004 </li></ul><ul><li>First Pathway awards made </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ Domain (WGBH) </li></ul><ul><li>CSERD (Shodor Foundation) </li></ul><ul><li>AMSER (Internet Scout, U. of Wisconsin) </li></ul><ul><li>Math Gateway (MAA) </li></ul><ul><li>2005 </li></ul><ul><li>More Pathway grants </li></ul><ul><li>comPadre (Physics, AAPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Pathway (UC Berkeley, U. of Colorado) </li></ul><ul><li>BiosciEdNet (BEN, Biology, AAAS) </li></ul><ul><li>MatDL (Materials Science, Kent State) </li></ul><ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><li>ChemEdDL (Chemistry, U. of Wisconsin) </li></ul>
    6. 6. History (cont.) <ul><li>2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE) </li></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Core Integration Dissolved, replaced by Technical Services Project at Cornell and a Resources Project at UCAR </li></ul><ul><li>4-year grants, heavy on front end </li></ul><ul><li>Probable end of NSF support by 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>More New Pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Portal 2.0 (Ohio State) </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Social Science Digital Library (U. of Michigan) </li></ul><ul><li>ENSEMBLE (Computer Science, Villanova) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Second Round Pathways Funding (MathDL did not apply) </li></ul>
    7. 7. NSDL Summary <ul><li>258+ Projects funded </li></ul><ul><li>13 Pathway Projects funded </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis has shifted to support of K-12 Education </li></ul><ul><li>Name of program will probably change to National STEM Distributed Learning </li></ul>
    8. 8. Current Pathway Projects <ul><li>AMSER: Applied Mathematics and Science Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>BEN: Biological Sciences Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>ChemEd DL: Chemistry Education Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>ComPADRE: Physics and Astronomy Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>CSERD: Computational Science Education Resources Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Pathway: Engineering Education Resources </li></ul>
    9. 9. Current Pathway Projects (cont.) <ul><li>MatDL: Materials Education and Research Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>MathDL: Mathematics Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways </li></ul><ul><li>SMILE Pathway </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers' Domain: Digital Media Resources Pathway </li></ul>
    10. 10. MathDL MAA’s Pathway Within NSDL Today’s MathDL emerges from the combination of Math Gateway and the old MathDL to form the new Mathematical Association of America’s Pathway Project within NSDL.
    11. 11. The MathDL began as a collection project within NSDL, first funded in 2000. The New MathDL <ul><li>Search over partner resources </li></ul><ul><li>My Library features </li></ul><ul><li>Math in the News </li></ul><ul><li>On this day </li></ul><ul><li>Loci: A new online publication combining Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications Digital Classroom Resources Convergence </li></ul><ul><li>MAA Writing Awards </li></ul>
    12. 12. Not in the New MathDL <ul><ul><li>MAA Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Capsules and Notes </li></ul></ul>These components are now available as a part of the MAA general web site, MAA Online, and are restricted to MAA members and subscribers. (these were components of an earlier version of MathDL)
    13. 13. Goals of MathDL <ul><li>To provide an outlet to the MAA community for exemplary online articles and online learning materials in mathematics. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the MAA in general. (This is a major goal of the MAA Writing Awards site.) </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage and support the creation of online learning materials in mathematics. (For example, this is what The Flash Forum does.) </li></ul><ul><li>To establish and maintain a role for the MAA in the National Science Digital Library. (That is what the current NSF grant says that we do.) </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the use of the history of mathematics in the teaching of mathematics. (This comes with Convergence.) </li></ul><ul><li>To support and publicize the online efforts of MAA members and related projects in providing online services and content. (This reflects the efforts to support the MathDL partners.) </li></ul>
    14. 14. MathDL Partners <ul><li>Loci </li></ul><ul><li>MAA Writing Awards </li></ul><ul><li>MathResources Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>The Math Forum </li></ul><ul><li>PlanetMath </li></ul><ul><li>MathWorld </li></ul><ul><li>The Connected Curriculum Project (CCP) </li></ul><ul><li>iLumina Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Mathematics Survey </li></ul>
    15. 15. MathDL Partners (cont’d) <ul><li>Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Demos With Positive Impact </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The National Curve Bank </li></ul><ul><li>The NSDL Middle School Portal </li></ul><ul><li>WeBWorK </li></ul><ul><li>Eduworks </li></ul><ul><li>The webODE project </li></ul>
    16. 16. The Math Digital Library
    17. 18. Search Partners
    18. 19. Math In the News
    19. 20. On This Day
    20. 21. Math Writing Awards
    21. 22. Loci
    22. 23. Register
    23. 24. My Library
    24. 25. My Community
    25. 26. Become a MathDL Collaborator <ul><li>Add your resources to an existing MathDL collection: </li></ul><ul><li>Share collections through coordinated searches </li></ul><ul><li>Take a lead role in developing a new MathDL collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started: contact us at </li></ul>
    26. 27. Math Digital Library: Robert BAKER & Gizem KARAALI A New Storehouse of Information 49th Annual Fall Conference of CMC - South November 8, 2008 Palm Springs, CA