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Our resources include:
- 6,000 books
- 140 journals
- numerous CD-ROMs
The library provides:
- information services
- literature searches
- inter-library loans
- computer-based information retrieval of citations, abstracts, full text
- databases, such as CSA Illumina for Aquatic Sciences And Fisheries Abstracts
The Miami Science Center Library Collection includes publications on the following topics:
- Marine fisheries
- Marine biology
- Endangered species
- Cooperative gamefish and billfish tagging programs
- Fisheries stock assessments
- Ecology: tropical systems
- Fisheries economics
- Protected resources and biodiversity
Mission of the Library
The NOAA SEFSC Library is a Federal Library. According to the Federal Library and Information Center Committee Library of Congress, the mission of federal libraries and information centers is to contribute to the public good in the following areas:
- Identifying, selecting, acquiring, analyzing, organizing, preserving and delivering authoritative information content, regardless of physical format
- Providing efficient, timely access to information wherever it resides
- Optimizing effective use of information resources through expert assistance to end-users
- Sharing information resources electronically through national and international networks
- Managing the transition to new formats and media
- Providing leadership in development of policies and procedures that advance dissemination of government information
- Serving US citizens on behalf of their agencies
- Serving the information needs of other government agencies--local, state and federal
- Promoting open, democratic access to information
- Comprising the federal node in the "national digital library"
- Advocating development, maintenance and use of high quality information resources, systems and services to support agency mission
- Improving cost-effectiveness and reducing redundancy by consolidating information resources
- Serving as the agency's institutional memory, providing continuity and archiving of program information, ensuring access for future generations
- Partnering within and outside the agency for coordinated, targeted information delivery
- Nurturing and developing a competent, service-oriented, diverse staff who are committed to the agency mission and are current with the rapidly changing information environment.
How Do I...?
- Distinguish a white marlin from a spearfish
- How do I report a stranded/ beached whale, dolphin, or turtle?
- How do I report a lionfish sighting?
- Access SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR)
- How do I report for my fishing/dealer permit requirements?
- How do I report a retrieved tag?
- How do I find current fishery closures?
- How do I adopt a billfish?
- How do I register my billfish tournament?
- How do I apply for a permit?
- Visit the SEFSC library
- How do I find NOAA staff?
- How do I apply for grant funding?
- How do I request permission to use a photo found on the website?
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