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Accession 16-267

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Website Records, 2009-2016

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Title: Website Records
Dates: 2009-2016
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Collection: Accession 16-267
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of two websites and two blogs maintained by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). The primary SERC website, crawled on October 22, 2015, includes information about SERC's mission, facilities, research, and school and public programs. It also includes press releases. The Marine Invasions Research Lab section of the website was crawled separately on the same date. The Halloween-themed homepage of the SERC website was also crawled on October 30, 2015. The "Shorelines: Life and Science at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center" blog, crawled on October 22, 2015, details the discoveries of SERC's environmental scientists, the weird creatures they have encountered, and the strange but true science of the coasts. The first post to the blog was in October 2009. The "Ecosystems on the Edge" website, crawled on October 22, 2015, provides information about ecosystems that are literally and figuratively on the edge as well as information on how to protect them. Due to technical issues, video content was not captured as part of this accession. The "Estuary Chesapeake" blog, crawled March 3, 2016, is an exchange between teachers, parents, SERC staff, and students related to field trips for the Estuary Chesapeake program. The program allows students to study estuarine ecology on the Rhode River and connect environmental issues of the watershed to human impacts. Although on a blog platform, it is organized more like a traditional website than a blog. It has been inactive since late 2014. Materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of two websites and two blogs maintained by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).

The primary SERC website, crawled on October 22, 2015, includes information about SERC's mission, facilities, research, and school and public programs. It also includes press releases. The Marine Invasions Research Lab section of the website was crawled separately on the same date. The Halloween-themed homepage of the SERC website was also crawled on October 30, 2015.

The "Shorelines: Life and Science at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center" blog, crawled on October 22, 2015, details the discoveries of SERC's environmental scientists, the weird creatures they have encountered, and the strange but true science of the coasts. The first post to the blog was in October 2009.

The "Ecosystems on the Edge" website, crawled on October 22, 2015, provides information about ecosystems that are literally and figuratively on the edge as well as information on how to protect them. Due to technical issues, video content was not captured as part of this accession.

The "Estuary Chesapeake" blog, crawled on March 3, 2016, is an exchange between teachers, parents, SERC staff, and students related to field trips for the Estuary Chesapeake program. The program allows students to study estuarine ecology on the Rhode River and connect environmental issues of the watershed to human impacts. Although on a blog platform, it is organized more like a traditional website than a blog. It has been inactive since late 2014.

Materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-267, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Website Records

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Electronic Records

SERC website, crawled October 22, 2015

Electronic Records

Marine Invasions Research Lab section of SERC website, crawled October 22, 2015

Electronic Records

SERC Halloween-themed homepage, crawled October 30, 2015

Electronic Records

"Shorelines: Life and Science at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center" blog, 2009-2015, crawled October 22, 2015

Electronic Records

"Ecosystems on the Edge" website, crawled October 22, 2015

Electronic Records

"Estuary Chesapeake" blog, crawled March 3, 2016

Electronic Records