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Publishing and Scholarly Communications: Mandates, Regulations, and Policies
NOAA Information Quality Guidelines: based on OMB guidelines that "provide policy and procedural guidance to federal agencies for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by federal agencies."
Fundamental Research Communication (FRC): communication prepared as part of the employee's official work regarding the products of basic or applied research in science and engineering, the results of which ordinarily are published and shared broadly within the scientific community.
Scientific Integrity: condition resulting from adherence to professional values and practices when conducting and applying the results of science that ensures objectivity, clarity, and reproducibility, and that provides insulation from bias, fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, interference, censorship, and inadequate procedural and information security.
Section 508 Compliance
Any document (regardless of the format), website/webpage, or software program that is public-facing must be made accessible. This would include any document that is posted on a website as well as the website itself. For more information about 508 Compliance please visit the NCL's Guide.
The NOAA Central Library is to support and further NOAA’s mission of promoting global environmental stewardship in order to conserve and wisely manage the Nation's marine and coastal resources; and describing, monitoring, and predicting changes in the Earth's environment in order to ensure and enhance sustainable economic opportunities.