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Summer Library Challenge: Home
Between June 1 - August 31, 2021, collect points for participating in different types of library activities: easy mode (1 point), standard mode (2 points), hard mode (3 points). Prizes will be awarded to individuals and line offices at the end of the summer based on total points.
How to Play
Click start each time you complete a challenge. This takes you to the formwhere you log your points.
A unique, persistent identifier can help distinguish authors from others with the same name and provide a link between an author and their professional activities. There are a number of online resources that allow authors to create and manage a unique author identifier; some of which can be used in conjunction with one another allowing researchers to measure their impact within the scientific community.
All NOAA staff, contractors, and fellows are welcome to participate.
You can come back to the form as many times as you need, and you can do the activities multiple times, if applicable.
You may only get points for activities that you complete during the challenge period (June 1 - August 31, 2021), EXCEPT for activities that can only be done once. For these three activities, you may still get points if you completed them before the challenge:
Create an Account on ProQuest's Ebook Central;
Subscribe to the NOAA Central Library YouTube Channel
Create an OpenAthens Account with the Department of Commerce Library
Please note that "Attending a Library Seminar" has its own rules: only seminars that occur between June 1 - August 31, 2021 will count towards your points total, and you can only get points for up to three seminars.
All participants will receive a participation prize in the form of a magnet with the NOAA Library details!
The 3 people with the highest points will receive a gift card.
The person with the most points will win a gift card and a yet to be revealed surprise!
Winning Line Office
Finally, the Line Office with the most points will win Section 508 Remediation from the NOAA Institutional Repository team for applicable journal articles, technical reports, and memorandum for up to 15 documents, with a caveat that the items not be time sensitive. (For time sensitive items we recommend doing remediation in house.)
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.