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The New Jersey Environmental Digital Library (NJEDL)

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Do you have reports you need to share with the public? Are you looking for place-based environmental information? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should know more about the New Jersey Environmental Digital Library (NJEDL) and how to submit final, published NJDEP materials to the NJEDL.

The NJEDL is an online catalogue and collection of digitized environmental reference materials, materials not typically available from traditional sources. The NJEDL collection consists of materials produced by NJDEP, other state government agencies, local municipalities, non-government organizations, academic researchers, consultants, etc.

The NJEDL brings difficult-to-find New Jersey environmental information to your fingertips. With the click of your mouse, you can find digitized government reports, presentation materials, maps, data sets, videos, historical documents, natural resource inventories, consultants' reports, etc. and you can download the material immediately. If the material you are looking for has not yet been digitized, the NJEDL offers a "Scan on Demand" service to provide the material to you. The NJEDL also houses the searchable Directory of Environmental Organizations in New Jersey.

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Since 1997, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has been helping to develop the NJEDL through a contract with the Rutgers University Libraries' Scholarly Communication Center. The goal of the NJEDL is to be a statewide online environmental information resource that digitizes New Jersey environmental information, makes this information immediately available to the inquiring public, and that preserves this information for future generations.

The NJEDL currently "houses" digital forms of numerous types of NJDEP materials, but many more are needed. Making final, published NJDEP information widely available to the public is a goal we all share. For the public, published NJDEP materials can be difficult to locate.  The NJEDL is one solution to that problem; it is a centralized repository of digitized NJDEP materials. You can read on to learn more about the NJEDL or you can click on "Submission Guidelines" to learn how to submit your published reports to the NJEDL.

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The NJEDL is an online catalogue and collection of digitized environmental reference materials, materials not typically available from traditional sources. The NJEDL collection consists of materials produced by NJDEP, other state government agencies, local municipalities, non-government organizations, academic researchers, consultants, etc.

The NJEDL brings difficult-to-find New Jersey environmental information to your fingertips. With the click of your mouse, you can find digitized government reports, presentation materials, maps, data sets, videos, historical documents, natural resource inventories, consultants' reports, etc. and you can download the material immediately. If the material you are looking for has not yet been digitized, the NJEDL offers a "Scan on Demand" service to provide the material to you. The NJEDL also houses the searchable Directory of Environmental Organizations in New Jersey.

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  • Submit to the NJEDL final, published NJDEP materials.

You can submit your materials to the NJDEL via a "self-registration" process from the NJEDL. The NJEDL is a very effective way to share our published information with a wide audience and to make it readily available.

Before submitting documents to the NJEDL, ensure that your document meets the DEP Internet Peer Review Council criteria for release. See the Council's DEPNet page at http://depnet/projects/iprc/. If you have any questions about this peer review process, contact your peer review representative listed on the Council's web site.

See "Submission Guidelines" on how to prepare and how to submit your DEP materials online.

  • Share the NJEDL web site address with your stakeholders, your family, your friends and colleagues, etc.

The NJEDL is an important statewide electronic resource for making DEP information available to the public and for preserving it for future generations. With everyone's help at NJDEP, we can ensure that the NJEDL achieves its full potential of serving the environmental information needs of the citizens of New Jersey by making our materials easily and readily available to the public.

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  • NJDEP staff can contact Paul Caris at 609-633-1235. For more information on the NJEDL, contact the NJEDL directly at njenv@rci.rutgers.edu.

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