Network Bibliography Inventory
The data mining effort has been successful in capturing information about the natural resources in the Klamath Network parks. A Data Mining Team was initially assembled in 2004 to inventory the hardcopy literature on vertebrates and vascular plants at the six parks. Voucher mining was also conducted to gain more understanding of past and present flora and fauna in the parks. These mining efforts were considered "Phase I" material. Since then, the team members have changed and the data collection focus has widened. In Phase II, the Data Mining Team has been capturing datasets, hardcopy literature, and digital literature related to all 12 basic inventories. The information gathered in data mining is entered into three databases:
NatureBib: An Internet-based bibliography of natural resource references concerning NPS units. NatureBib is developed to fulfill the "bibliography" component of the 12 Basic Inventories. It is designed to facilitate communication among researchers and make natural resource information more readily available and easy to locate. Some of the key components of the database include: title, author, date, abstract, and holdings location. The database is linked to NPSpecies and is available in both on-line and desktop interfaces.
NPSpecies: A database to store, manage, and disseminate scientific information on the biodiversity of all organisms in every NPS unit. It is linked to NatureBib and is available in both on-line and desktop interfaces. Three types of species evidence are entered into NPSpecies: vouchers, observations, and references.
Dataset Catalog: A tool for keeping an inventory of datasets, with abbreviated metadata, about a variety of natural resource data sets: physical files, photographs, map hardcopies, digital scientific data, and spatial data. The one-page input and report forms provide a straightforward way to document all types of resource data that may or may not have met formal metadata standards. .
The Klamath Network data mining effort was completed in October 2007.