Bridges: Minnesota's  Gateway to Environmental Information
Bridges is developed with the collaboration of Minnesota state government environmental agencies to facilitate access to the rich and diverse environmental information in electronic format  in Minnesota. 
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About this Project:  Metadata: Search Engine:
About the Foundations Project 

Project Summary 

Project Costs and Benefits 


Project Reports 

  • Usability Study on Metadata/Controlled Vocabulary (PDF)
  • Usability Study on Bridges Interface (PDF)

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    Minnesota Metadata Guidelines 

    State of MN Web Metadata Standard  

    Best Practice Guidelines for Web Metadata 

    Dublin Core Elements  

    Metadata Blues  

    Placing D.C. into HTML 

    Cataloging Tools 

  • Training Guide for Minnesota web metadata (PDF)
  • D.C. Tag Generator
  • State of Minnesota Thesaurus
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    Verity Ultraseek Search Engine 


    Robot Exclusion 

    Related Webs:
    Geographic Information Systems Environmental Education About Minnesota 
    Minnesota Laws Minnesota Library System Regional Links
    Funding for the Foundations Project was approved by the Minnesota Legislature,
    ML 1997, Chapter 216, Sec. 15, Subd. 11(A), as recommended by the
    Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources from the Minnesota Future Resources Fund.
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    Updated November 1, 2005