Texas Digital Library Conference System, TCDL 2013

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Providing effective information services for RCN CE3SAR project
Hong Xu

Last modified: 2013-03-21


The research coordination network (RCN) – Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (CE3SAR) is a NSF funded project. The overarching goal of the RCN CE3SAR is to form a robust research, educational and engagement network of regional universities, research centers and institutes. The project has extensive information needs such as project presence, data preservation, digital repositories, scholarly communication, project management, information retrieval, and bibliography service.

Texas Digital Library and the library of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi have played important roles in providing services to meet the needs of the RCN CE3SAR project. This presentation aims to share the experience of providing information services to RCN CE3SAR project from the following aspects:

  • Outreaching RCN CE3SAR team;
  • Identifying the project users’ needs;
  • Providing information services;
  • Engaging the project users;
  • Discussing challenges and opportunities.


institutional repository; project management; website; bibliography

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