Rebecca Meyer
Geological Research at the IGS

IGS Enterprise Data Preservation and Digitization Program

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Aug 15, 2016 Jul 31, 2018 All Counties
Director: Richard Hill
Other Researchers: Rebecca Meyer Karen Like
Funding: Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
Issue: Many records, documents, and materials stored in back rooms in unlabeled map and file drawers within the IGS. Many of these items are undiscoverable by staff and the public. The value of these items could range from unreadable maps to collections of records specific to current research. We won’t know until these items are inventoried.
Objective: • To significantly improve access to IGS records, documents, and materials for research and public access. • To bring to light forgotten and little known documents and records • To develop configurable templates for databases to promote research and data dissemination. • Continue to apply for funding from the USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program.
Approach: For the past eight years the IGS has applied for and received funding from the National Geologic and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. I plan to use the same methods as we used in the NGGDPP program to inventory IGS records, documents, and materials. We will complete the inventory, prioritize which items to scan, then scan and enter records into databases.
Products: Data Preservation Inventory database, PDFs, databases containing usable geological data and information, online databases. Repair the inventory and QR code database. Will need Becky's assistance with this process.
Benefits: To significantly improve access to IGS records, documents, and materials for research and public access.

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