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Outreach and Graphic Products for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

Project Information

Contact(s):
Natalie Latysh
Project Status: Active
Tags: Science, WLCI Data Management

Title: WLCI_FS_graphic.jpg

A multipartner project as large as the WLCI requires excellent intra- and interagency communication, as well as dissemination of products and other information to those interested in learning about the WLCI, gleaning information for informing and supporting planning and decisions, and tracking project progress. To meet that need, the USGS developed a Web site for the WLCI at www.wlci.gov. This Web site provides information about ongoing activities and facilitates user discovery (search functions) of additional resources, including workshops, publications, reports, newsletters, data, and both habitat conservation and science projects. With aid from the USGS Data and Information Management Team, the WLCI Coordination Team and Communication Team manage the Web site’s content.

The rapid acquisition of data and other information resources, ongoing product development, and evolutions of WLCI science projects and conservation activities necessitate regular maintenance and refinement of the WLCI Web site, as well as resolution of technical issues that may arise. It also necessitates that the USGS Data and Information Team (Data Team) works closely with the WLCI Coordination and Communication Teams to maintain information relevancy and identify outreach needs. In FY2014 our work focused on meeting those needs, which continues to be accomplished in three important ways.

First, authorized Data Team members routinely add and update information and products on the WLCI Web site, including project descriptions and results, photographs, press releases, and meeting notes and agendas. Second, Data Team representatives regularly communicate and (or) meet with the WLCI Executive Committee and the WLCI Coordination and Communication Teams to remain informed about WLCI activities and assist these entities in their efforts to identify and develop necessary modifications for the WLCI Web site, including effective methods for managing, advertising, disseminating, and improving accessibility of WLCI data, products, and other information. Third, Data Team representatives participate in ad-hoc committees assembled for managing and coordinating special events and activities. Methods associated with this work are published in professional articles and agency reports to ensure that they are available for application in future science and conservation projects.

 

Products Completed in FY2014

  • Refinement of and support for WLCI Web site, using Web services to dynamically display cataloged information in the WLCI Data Catalog.
  • Improved data and information records cataloged in WLCI Data Catalog for display in WLCI Web site.
  • Advanced Web servicing capabilities allowing dynamic use of cataloged information items, such as project information and citations, in WLCI Web site.

Products Completed in FY2013

  • Refinement of and support for WLCI Web site, using Web services to dynamically display cataloged information in the WLCI Data Clearinghouse. 
  • Improved data and information records cataloged in WLCI Data Clearinghouse for display in WLCI Web site. 

Products Completed in FY2012

  • Production and release of new WLCI website, using web services to dynamically display cataloged information in the WLCI Data Clearinghouse.
  • Improved data and information records cataloged in WLCI Data Clearinghouse for display in WLCI Web site.

Products Completed in FY2011 

  • Latysh, N., and Bristol, S., 2011, Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Data Management and Integration: U.S. Geological Survey, WLCI Fact Sheet 1, online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/wlci/fs/1/WLCI_FS_1.pdf
  • For the WLCI Website, Web service capabilities were developed to dynamically display science project information and publication citations cataloged in WLCI Data Clearinghouse.
  • The WLCI bibliography was improved, and additional publication citations relevant to WLCI were documented and cataloged in WLCI Data Clearinghouse. 

Products Completed in FY2010 

  • Most of the work has been improvements of previous efforts. 

Products Completed in FY2009

  • Enhancement and maintenance of the WLCI Web site (http://www.wlci.gov).
  • Enhancements for posting content to the WLCI Web site directly.
  • Additional development of the content-management application to facilitate the housing and maintenance of content specific to the WLCI Web site.
  • Developed seamless access to WLCI Projects Database mapping application and WLCI Data Clearinghouse through the WLCI Web site.
  • Posted agendas, videos, abstracts, and presentations to the WLCI Web site for the 2009 WLCI Science Workshop.

Products Completed in FY2008

  • The Geographic Information Office of the USGS developed a Web content management application known as the Simple Content Item Manager (SCIM). The SCIM application allows authorized WLCI community members, with no Web site development experience, to directly manage content for the WLCI Web site including immediate posting of news items, event listings, new documents, and other dynamic content.



 


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