National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL) Program
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL)
digital library: "A managed environment of multimedia materials in digital form, designed for the benefit of its user population, structured to facilitate access to its contents, and equipped with aids to navigate the global network ... with users and holdings totally distributed, but managed as a coherent whole."
--Mel Collier, International Symposium on Research,
Development, and Practice in Digital Libraries 1997
Building on work supported under the multi-agency Digital Libraries Initiative, this program aims to establish a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. In FY2004, the program will accept proposals in three tracks: (1) Pathways projects are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed by major communities of learners. (2) Services projects are expected to develop services which support users, collection providers, and the Core Integration effort and which enhance the impact, efficiency, and value of the library. (3) Targeted Research projects are expected to explore specific topics that have immediate applicability to collections, services, and other aspects of the development of the digital library.
Letters of intent (optional): March 14, 2004
Formal proposals: April 14, 2004
NSF 04-542: National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL)--Program Solicitation
National STEM Education Digital Library Program
Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 835
Arlington, VA 22230
Lead program director: Dr. Lee L. Zia (email@example.com)