Learning And Engaging The Information Values Of A Karst Community Of Practice, 2009 St. Petersburg College
Learning And Engaging The Information Values Of A Karst Community Of Practice, Kaya Van Beynen, Spencer Fleury Ph.D.
Kaya van Beynen
The Karst Information Portal (KIP) is a publicly accessible Internet portal for karst literature and data, hosted by the University of South Florida (USF) libraries. It was created to foster interaction and collaboration among the karst community by identifying, acquiring, and facilitating access to karst literature in a single, centralized location. Karst is a type of terrain typified by soluble rocks, such as limestone, gypsum, and dolomite, where solutional processes are dominant, forming sinkholes, depressions, caves, and enhancing underground drainage. The karst community consists of formal researchers working in academic or governmental institutions along with an informal cohort of recreational ...