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JPL Research and Consultation Services: General Reference: Organize Content

Search Curation

 

 

 

 

Search Curation for JPL Space Search is an effort by the JPL Library in support of the Lab’s enterprise search system. It refers to the process by which search editors, or curators, are able to make targeted, manual adjustments to Jsearch that make a big difference in helping JPLers efficiently find what they are looking for.

Search Curation takes three primary forms:

  • Keymatching
  • Boosting
  • Clean-Up

Contact jsearch@jpl.nasa.gov to submit a keymatching, boosting, or clean-up search improvement request.

JPL Wired

JPL Wired is a Wikipedia-style, online resource customized for and written by JPL employees. Wired is open to all U.S. person JPL employees.

Internal Information Management

The JPL Library provides a number of solutions for helping you find your organization's content in a unified manner.

  • Taxonomy development Collect and edit controlled vocabulary lists to describe your internal content for better content findability and reuse.
  • Metadata design and application Determine what fields are essential to best describe your content, and integrate with existing metadata resources across lab.
  • Custom repositories/libraries Set up a custom repository to hold your content, or a custom library for team research.
  • Search integration Optimize your content for exposure to JPL Space Search. 

Citation Managers

EndNote is the default citation manager in use on Lab. It is both a desktop client and a cloud-based software. EndNote allows users to create individual accounts, and then collect and maintain references in a custom bibliography.

The JPL Library recommends the use of EndNote for individual research bibliographies, and the use of Zotero for shared or team bibliographies.

Zotero is at citation manager used by some teams on Lab. It is both a desktop client and a cloud-based software. Zotero allows usersto‚Äč create individual accounts, and then collect and maintain references in a custom bibliography. Zotero also supports the creation and use of hierarchical files structures.

The JPL Library recommends the use of Zotero for shared or team research bibliographies, and the use of EndNote for individual bibliographies.

Mendeley is a citation manager and research discovery tool available for use. It is both a desktop client and a cloud-based software.

JPL Library Contact Information

For additional information about any JPL Library resources and services please contact us:

  1. Slack #Library
  2. Email: library@jpl.nasa.gov
  3. Phone: 818-354-4200
  4. Visit Building 111, Room 104 (the HUB) at JPL between 8am and 4pm (except RDOs)

Librarian

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Dudee Chiang
Contact:
111-103
4-8260