AAP role in DLESE (Digital Library for Earth Science
Mary Marlino, DLESE Program Center (DPC) Director,
and Raj Pandya, Unidata/DLESE Liaison, will join the Affiliates.
Discussion will center on a DLESE meteorology working
group and discussion list to populate the DLESE operational library,
as well as a larger role that the AAP might play in DLESE.
"Because of their programatic emphasis on education
and their history of classroom innovation, the Academic Affiliates
are uniquely situated to lead in developing effective educational
strategies for atmospheric science. The DPC (DLESE Program Center)
and DLESE could support these efforts by facilitating dissemination
and evaluation of new or newly identified resources.
The need is clear: there are only 400 meteorological
resources compared to over 1200 geological resources in the operational
library. Lynn LeBlanc and other members of the AA community are
already taking steps to address this with a meteorology mailing
group that will idenftify exemplary meteorological resources. As
a first step, the AAs could support this effort. There is a larger
role, though, for the AAs. A breakfast discussion would allow us
to explore the AAs goals and ways in which the DPC in particular,
and more generally DLESE, could support these goals." Raj Pandi