ERIC Number: ED448753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
The Plant Information Center (PIC): A Web-Based Learning Center for Botanical Study.
Greenberg, J.; Daniel, E.; Massey, J.; White, P.
The Plant Information Center (PIC) is a project funded under the Institute of Museum and Library Studies that aims to provide global access to both primary and secondary botanical resources via the World Wide Web. Central to the project is the development and employment of a series of applications that facilitate resource discovery, interactive learning, and contributory opportunities within the PIC system. Initial testing of PIC will be through 6th-grade science curriculum activities involving plant identification. On a larger scale, PIC intends to promote the flow of scientific information to researchers, amateur botanists, students (elementary through higher education), and other communities interested in botanical science. This paper provides an overview of PIC, reviews the development and implementation of PIC applications, and comments on the research activities that will measure the project's overall success. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Botany, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Electronic Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 6, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Metadata, Plants (Botany), Science Instruction, Scientific and Technical Information, Systems Development, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: WebNet 2000 World Conference on the WWW and Internet Proceedings (San Antonio, TX, October 30-November 4th, 2000); see IR 020 507. Project funded under the Institute of Museum and Library Studies.