What is AMSER?
AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout.
What is the National Science Digital Library?
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is an online library which directs users to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources. NSDL was created by the National Science Foundation in 2000 to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. NSDL aggregates content from a variety of digital libraries and projects, including Internet Scout and AMSER. NSDL also provides access to services and tools that enhance the use of online resources in a variety of contexts. For more information about the NSDL and to access its resources and services, please visit: http://www.nsdl.org
AMSER provides links to resources for faculty, staff, librarians, students and others for use in both educational settings or in their pursuit of life long learning.
Gathering and Use of Information
To register with AMSER you must supply us with some personally identifiable information in order to have access to the tools available through the site. This information is only used to help us personalize the site for your experience -- for services like bulletins or recommendations.
AMSER will not willfully disclose your personal information to any third party without first receiving your permission, unless required by law.
AMSER may use elements of the information you provide us (such as area of study or primary teaching discipline, but not any personally identifiable information such as your name, school name, or e-mail address) for internal and promotional purposes.
You may choose to receive saved searches or Bulletins from AMSER. You can select these services on the web site -- Scout will not share your e-mail address with any other organization.
In the future, listservs, forums and other opportunities to share information may become available. Please be aware that information you convey in these areas becomes public information. You should use caution in disclosing personal information while participating in these areas.
In order to evaluate use of the Web site, we will record traffic records to determine information such as which pages are most popular, which browsers are most used, how long users spend on the Web site, and which sites they have come from. This helps us understand our audience, but is not matched in any way to personal data that we may also receive.
We use a small software file called a cookie to keep track of resource folders (yours and guest) and profile preferences. These cookies are required to use AMSER. The user's cookie file lives on the user's machine, and can be deleted at any time by the user.
You will find links from AMSER to selected Web sites with content of interest to our users. These external links may be operated by third parties who independently produce, maintain, and monitor these sites. AMSER does not control the content of these sites.
You should review the privacy policies of these third party sites for their policies and practices regarding the collection and use of personally identifiable information as their policies may differ from ours.
AMSER Copyright Information
It is important to note that AMSER metadata records (the fields and information that describe each resource in AMSER) come from a variety of sources. You can see what source these records come from by looking at the field marked Source in the full resource record. If the source is Scout Archives or Scout Staff then please use the copyright information below. If the source field lists another entity then please click on the source name to be transfered to their site and use the copyright information provided there.
Copyright notice to be used when reproducing any portion of an AMSER publication or an entire AMSER metadata record which has Scout Staff or Scout Archives in the Source field:
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