Hi,

May be of interest: 

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Released Monday, February 8, 2016: 

USGS Increases Public Access to Scientific Research
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4449&from=rss_home#.Vrn2ZX6rTcs

Direct links to the plan: http://www.usgs.gov/quality_integrity/open_access/default.asp

Slide 2 of the following training presentation has a summary of "Open Access on planet Earth 2015" :  http://www.usgs.gov/quality_integrity/open_access/training.html

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Also, I will be in D.C. for ESRI's upcoming Federal GIS 2016 conference :   http://www.esri.com/events/federal

- Let me know, off-listserv, if would like to meet up for tea and(or) more information about finding and using info from the USGS Library... 

The title of my presentation = "Drilling through USGS Library Materials for GIS Nuggets" 
which is within the Session = "Taking GIS Retrospective to the Federal Level," details below:
  
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SESSION DETAILS

Taking GIS Retrospective to the Federal Level★

Wednesday, February 24
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
147 B
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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SESSION DETAILS

Taking GIS Retrospective to the Federal Level★

Thursday, February 25
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
147 B
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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DESCRIPTION

This retrospective project mines government, business, learned, professional organizations, and popular (media) literature for GIS ideas, concepts, proposals, designs, and applications that were not acted upon at the time of production, but which could be valuable today as means to advance GIS technology, GIScience methodology, and their uses.

Taking GIS Retrospective to the Federal Level builds on the AutoCarto Six Retrospective project in 2013, and the GIS Retrospective Colloquium at Esri in February 2015. The seminar focus is on retrospective GIS and GIScience presentations by eminent representatives from four leading-edge U.S. federal agencies: Bureau of the Census, Department of Defense, Geological Survey, and Smithsonian Institution. These presentations will discuss why and how to mine federal agency materials for high-value GIS and GIScience findings, and provide guidelines for other government agencies, businesses, professional organizations, and academic researchers.

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Enjoy the day!
Emily


Emily C. Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library
Denver Federal Center
ph: (303) 236-1003
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USGS Libraries: http://library.usgs.gov