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About LifeDiscoveryEd Digital Library (LDDL)

The LifeDiscoveryEd Digital Library is a collaborative project of the Ecological Society of America, Botanical Society of America, Society for Economic Botany, and Society for the Study of Evolution. The project was made possible with a major grant from the National Science Foundation and launched in March 2013. LDDL runs on the CWIS platform, developed by the Internet Scout team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Key features of the platform include the ability for users to submit, save, comment, and rate resources. Users will also be able to save resources in a folder which can be made public if desired. Users may browse by any keyword, audience, resource type, discipline or collection.

Copyright and Terms of Use

Users may reuse, remix or repurpose content under the Copyright and Terms of Use provisions.


KEYWORD SEARCH: To perform a keyword search, type in the “word or phrase” in the keyword search box at the top right corner of the screen. Include the quotation marks around the word or phrase.

ADVANCE SEARCH: To search by other parameters, click on the Advance Search link on the menu bar right below the keyword Search box on the top right corner of the screen.

Each partner society has a portal into LDDL. Users will be able to to access the entire collection of resources across the four societies. Search results will be weighted in favor of a partner collection through its portal. 

LifeDiscoveryEd Digital Library
EcoEd Digital Library
PlantEd Digital Library
EvoEd Digital Library
EconBotEd Digital Library

LDDL welcomes contributions of resources for teaching. Please browse Submission Instructions for details.



Project History

2011 - 2013 Digital Resource Discovery (DRD) Project