A century of Forest Service research and development in the southern United States: historical documents and images

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bragg, Don C.
Publication_Date: 2020
Title:
A century of Forest Service research and development in the southern United States: historical documents and images
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: Forest Service Research Data Archive
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2020-0047
Description:
Abstract:
Historical documents, images, maps, line drawings, blueprints, and other materials from USDA Forest Service Research work across the southern United States are included in this database. Subjects include materials on many different aspects of the people, place, programs, and policies related to Forest Service research and development programs in the area now covered by the Forest Service’s Southern Research Station. This collection of materials is part of the Station’s effort to document its first century of operations, from the openings of the Appalachian and Southern Forest Experiment Stations on July 1, 1921, to the present date.
Purpose:
Preserve historical materials of the work of Forest Service Research and Development in the southern United States, 1921-2020.
Supplemental_Information:
For additional information on the Southern Research Station, visit: https://srs.fs.usda.gov/.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1921
Ending_Date: 2020
Currentness_Reference:
Ground condition
Status:
Progress: In progress
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
The Southern Research Station now covers the 13 states of the southern U.S. (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -107
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 0
Altitude_Maximum: 6684.000
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: society
Theme_Keyword: structure
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Research & Development Taxonomy
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resource Management & Use
Theme_Keyword: Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment
Theme_Keyword: Environment and People
Theme_Keyword: Fire
Theme_Keyword: Forest & Plant Health
Theme_Keyword: Forest Products
Theme_Keyword: Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis
Theme_Keyword: Climate change
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife (or Fauna)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Appalachian Forest Experiment Station
Theme_Keyword: Southern Forest Experiment Station
Theme_Keyword: Central Forest Experiment Station
Theme_Keyword: Southern Research Station
Theme_Keyword: experimental forests
Theme_Keyword: silviculture
Theme_Keyword: historical photographs
Theme_Keyword: historical maps
Theme_Keyword: harvesting methods
Theme_Keyword: insects and disease
Theme_Keyword: wildlife
Theme_Keyword: longleaf pine
Theme_Keyword: loblolly pine
Theme_Keyword: shortleaf pine
Theme_Keyword: oak
Theme_Keyword: chestnut
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Arkansas
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Georgia
Place_Keyword: Kentucky
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: Oklahoma
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: Tennessee
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: Asheville
Place_Keyword: New Orleans
Place_Keyword: Crossett Experimental Forest
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation:

Bragg, Don C. 2020. A century of Forest Service research and development in the southern United States: historical documents and images. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2020-0047
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Don C. Bragg
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Contact_Position: Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: P.O. Box 3516 UAM
City: Monticello
State_or_Province: AR
Postal_Code: 71656
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 870-367-3465
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: don.c.bragg@usda.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
This project was funded by the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

This is an image database that we will continue to develop. This database was initially compiled by Don Bragg, but multiple individuals within the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station are to be credited with the submission of images.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
not applicable
Completeness_Report:
not applicable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Photographs are from various internal and external collections of photographs, negatives, maps, line drawings, blueprints, paper documents, and other records. Digitization processes varied; most were scanned into appropriate formats using flatbed scanners or were originally taken as digital images via digital camera or generated using computer software (e.g., some maps). Digital image resolutions varied; most are more than 300 dots per inch (dpi).

New images will consistently be added to this database as they become available.
Process_Date: Unknown
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Each photograph (or image) has the following documentation:

COLLECTION = category the image belongs to

IMAGEID = unique internal image id

FILENAME = name of file

FILEPATH = folder/subfolder that contains file (required if the files are not in a single folder)

KEYWORDS = keywords for the image (use semicolon to separate multiple keywords)

ORGANISMS = organisms in the image

DESCRIPTION or PHOTO CAPTION (when available) = description of image

USFS PHOTO ID NUMBER(s) = USFS photo identification number(s)

PHOTOGRAPHER = who took the photograph or is responsible for creating the image

DATE = date/timestamp image was taken or created (mm/dd/yyyy)

YEAR = year image taken

MONTH = month image taken

DAY = day image taken

LOCATION = where picture was taken (please include state if applicable and use semicolon to separate location names)

MEDIA = original form of image (e.g. "35 mm slide", "3.5 x 4.5 inch black and white print", etc.)

COLLECTION# = collection number or identity which can be used to find original image in existing catalogy or library

IMAGEQUALITY = quality of the image (can be a resolution with units provided or an ordinal scale of 1-5 within a collection of images where 1=low quality and 5=high quality)

COMMENTS = additional comments

SOURCE = image source (e.g., Research Station)
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
none provided
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Research and Development
Contact_Position: Research Data Archivist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 240 West Prospect Road
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80526
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: see Contact Instructions
Contact Instructions: This contact information was current as of August 2020. For current information see Contact Us page on: https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS.
Resource_Description: RDS-2020-0047
Distribution_Liability:
Metadata documents have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Unless otherwise stated, all data and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. However, neither the author, the Archive, nor any part of the federal government can assure the reliability or suitability of these data for a particular purpose. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed for a user's application of these data or related materials.

The metadata, data, or related materials may be updated without notification. If a user believes errors are present in the metadata, data or related materials, please use the information in (1) Identification Information: Point of Contact, (2) Metadata Reference: Metadata Contact, or (3) Distribution Information: Distributor to notify the author or the Archive of the issues.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: JPG
Format_Version_Number: see Format Specification
Format_Specification:
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image file
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/imagedb/results?collection=31
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200810
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Don C. Bragg
Contact_Organization: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Contact_Position: Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: P.O. Box 3516 UAM
City: Monticello
State_or_Province: AR
Postal_Code: 71656
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 870-367-3465
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: don.c.bragg@usda.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
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