16 Resources in Peril
A report by the National Research Council finds that significant volumes of the geological data and collections in the United States are at risk of being discarded or unused.
Paul Cutler and Christopher G. Maples
Preservation: A Global Perspective
National repositories are spreading as countries seek to address a common challenge.
Christopher M. Keane
22 Access Makes an Old Collection New
The founding collection of the Illinois State Museum was in danger of being forgotten.
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Crisis in Geological Collections
Collections of geological samples underpin the geological and paleontological sciences. But we face a crisis in preserving them.
Donald G. Mikulic and Joanne Kluessendorf
Valuing Earth's Books
The Texas State Geologist defends cores. Think of each core, he says, as a unique and rare book.
Scott W. Tinker
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28 Where on Earth?
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