Everglades Explorer is a library, archive and research service with customized search engines. Everglades Explorer's mission is to provide easier location of quality and specific information, and improve quick access to data, publications and maps buried or scattered across the shallow and deeper web. The portal also provides records, links and archives connecting directly to video, sound recordings, pamphlets, books, photos, art, curriculum material, government reports, theses and dissertations, scientific data sets, and more.
Everglades Explorer makes use of :
1) An open source discovery system (eXtensible Catalog) collecting and housing "thick" metadata in MARCXML and Dublin Core linking directly to diverse academic digital resources;
2) The "Internet Archive," collecting and linking searchers to Everglades related documents, reports and other resources in .pdf and media formats, most harvested from government and non-government organizations(NGO).
3) A targeted Google API searching across "thin" Everglades metadata and real-time Content Management System (CMS) websites of partners, and other organizations and government agencies.
Can't find something? Have a suggestion for something to add? Please contact us.