Take-home lessons from the
Academic/Career Recognitions & Rewards Workshop
at the DLESE Leadership Conference
Bozeman, MT June 2000.
A strong library and a review process which is well-understood and respected
To achieve broad understanding and respect for the review procedure, the following
steps should help:
- Establish an Editorial Board of eminent scientists and
- Write and disseminate an "Information to Contributors"
document describing DLESEs selection criteria and review procedures.
- Begin to educate the supervisory/administrative community
by presenting the DLESE vision, including the Reviewed Collection, at such
forums as the Geoscience Heads and Chairs meeting.
If a strong library and well-understood and respected review process are in
place, the following structures and mechanisms within DLESE may help creators/contributors
achieve appropriate career recognition for their contributions:
- DLESE should automatically track the usage of individual
resources, including how many users, how many accesses, and type of users,
and provide a regular report on usage to the resource creator. This "electronic
citation index" should be in an easy-to-understand, distinguished-looking
format, suitable for inclusion in a tenure portfolio or other employee-review
- When a resource is admitted to the Reviewed Collection,
the creator/contributor may designate individuals or organizations to receive
a formal notification (including a description of DLESE and the review procedure).
Example recipients might be a supervisor, department chair, principal, or
- DLESE should develop and publicize a "Best of DLESE
Award." Inputs to the award selection could include usage statistics,
the reviews from the web-mediated community review procedure, and the judgement
of the Editorial Board.