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Over that last nine years the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Survey (DGGS) has made a concentrated effort to organize, catalog, and index the DGGS legacy projects and field data that has accumulated over the past 40 years. The targeted materials include project maps, files, field notes, unpublished reports, analytical data, thin sections, and rock samples. Data accession methods include: scanning, re-formatting, bar coding, and re-boxing (DGGS, 2009). The indexing data is being housed in an Oracle relational database and several dataset components are already available online via the DGGS website and continuing work is underway to expand web-accessible content. A recent contribution to this effort was to archive the field notebooks and maps created by DGGS geologist Rocky Reifenstuhl throughout his career. Indexing information was entered into a Microsoft Access database and work is underway to upload it into the DGGS Oracle database and integrate the information with previously uploaded collections. As an example of how the resultant dataset could be utilized, a geographically accurate map, using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), was produced. The resultant GIS layer allows users to select the geographic area of interest, the location of project sample stations, and any noted information about that particular locality. The dataset includes some sample locations and information that was not included in the final publication. Completion of this work insures that this vulnerable paper dataset is safe from physical loss and readily available to multiple users.
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1 Kandace L. Krejci: Student Intern, AK Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks AK 99709-3707, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geography Department, Fairbanks AK 99775-5780; [email protected]; [email protected]
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