Based on the number of volumes in its collections, Cornell University Library (CUL) is one of the ten largest academic research libraries in the United States. Within its 20 unit libraries, holdings number more than 7 million volumes and 7 million microforms. CUL subscribes to nearly 65,000 journals and serial publications, and provides access to more than 100,000 networked databases and other electronic resources. CUL collects web sites produced by affiliates of Cornell University, web sites from organizations or individuals whose records or papers are held in Cornell's archives, and web sites in subject areas corresponding to existing collection strengths.
New York State is poised to become a leader in planning for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Climate change science is a broad and diverse field, and sorting through and understanding the amount and detail of scientific information available is a challenge to scientists, engineers, policy makers and practitioners alike. To address these challenges the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), Cornell University, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have teamed up to create the New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse (NYCCSC). Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the NYCCSC will be a regional, web-based interface for accessing data, documents, maps and information relevant to climate change adaptation and mitigation across New York State. Because the site is meant as a portal for discovery of a broad range of information held and maintained elsewhere, this collection will serve as an archive of the changing content climate change websites relevant to and discoverable via the NYCCSC.