Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation launches Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive

Posted: Monday, 9 September 2019 - 12:54pm

Geology and Scenery Guidebook Cover

The Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive preserves web-based geoscience field trip guidebooks, which document local geologic information.

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, a consortium between 13 leading academic research libraries including Princeton University Library, is pleased to announce the launch of the Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive. Curated by Emily Wild from Princeton University, Amanda Bielskas from Columbia University, Brittany Wofford from Duke University, and Jane Quigley from Dartmouth College, the Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive aims to preserve web-based geoscience field trip guidebooks, which document local geologic information and are often ephemeral.

Web archives preserve vulnerable information that may disappear from the live web and capture the ways in which selected websites have evolved over time.

The Confederation is a partnership between Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s Web Collecting Program is a collaborative collection development effort to build curated, thematic collections of freely available, but at-risk, web content in order to support research. The program is an initiative of the Confederation's Collection Development Group, under the direction of the Web Advisory Committee and Samantha Abrams, the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation's Web Resources Collection Librarian. Learn more about the program and explore additional collections here.

More information about the individual guidebooks included in the archive can be found in the Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database

Written by Samantha Abrams, Columbia University Libraries, with Stephanie Ramírez, Princeton University Library Communications

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director, Library Communications