Difference between revisions of "Discovery"

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
Line 1: Line 1:
 
== About Discovery ==
 
== About Discovery ==
  
This page was created (probably temporarily) to represent discovery across three domains: Data, projects&programs, and methodology.  
+
This page was created (probably temporarily!) to represent discovery across three domains: Data, projects&programs, and methodology. ''Discovery'' is the positive/beneficial result of a facilitated ''search'' within a specialized domain. 
  
 
* Data discovery: Search engines with data repository access for locating data sources and possibly obtaining data therefrom.
 
* Data discovery: Search engines with data repository access for locating data sources and possibly obtaining data therefrom.
** Example: The SciScope data search engine at www.sciscope.org facilitates simultaneous search and retrieval across NOAA/NCDC NWS, USGS NWIS, and EPA STORET.
+
** Example: The SciScope data search engine at www dot sciscope dot org facilitates simultaneous search and retrieval across NOAA/NCDC NWS, USGS NWIS, and EPA STORET.
* Projects & Programs discovery: A registry of research programs associated by subject and location allowing you to find other groups doing similar work.
+
* Projects & Programs discovery: A registry of research projects/programs associated by subject, location, etc. P&P discovery allows one to find other groups working on related topics.
 +
** Example: <missing>
 
* Methodology discovery: Find best (or reasonable) practices for How To, thereby get a jump on what you want to do and avoid re-inventing wheels.
 
* Methodology discovery: Find best (or reasonable) practices for How To, thereby get a jump on what you want to do and avoid re-inventing wheels.
** Example:
+
** Example: The Experimental Hydrology Wiki: http colon slash slash www dot experimental-hydrology dot net.

Revision as of 15:59, February 9, 2009

About Discovery

This page was created (probably temporarily!) to represent discovery across three domains: Data, projects&programs, and methodology. Discovery is the positive/beneficial result of a facilitated search within a specialized domain.

  • Data discovery: Search engines with data repository access for locating data sources and possibly obtaining data therefrom.
    • Example: The SciScope data search engine at www dot sciscope dot org facilitates simultaneous search and retrieval across NOAA/NCDC NWS, USGS NWIS, and EPA STORET.
  • Projects & Programs discovery: A registry of research projects/programs associated by subject, location, etc. P&P discovery allows one to find other groups working on related topics.
    • Example: <missing>
  • Methodology discovery: Find best (or reasonable) practices for How To, thereby get a jump on what you want to do and avoid re-inventing wheels.
    • Example: The Experimental Hydrology Wiki: http colon slash slash www dot experimental-hydrology dot net.