Pathways PIs Group site

This group is a coordination and communication mechanism with NSDL projects. It originated as a membership Group for NSDL Pathway projects - core collection provider partners in NSDL, focused on serving the needs of disciplinary or audience-focused communiites of users. It has transitioned to be an open group, serving as an archive of prior activities. 

In Fall 2011, NSDL received NSF funding for the grant, Repositioning NSDL for the Next Generation of Digital Learning. Information about current activities on that grant can be found at Repositioning NSDL for Next Generation 

Quarterly community teleconferences with NSDL take place on the second Wednesday of the third month of each calendar quarter, at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 12 noon CT, and 1 pm ET.  Invitations to these events are sent 10 days to 2 weeks prior to NSDL community members. If you would like to receive invitations and notifications of these events, please contact Eileen McIlvain

Repositioning NSDL for the Next Generation of Digital Learning

October 5, 2011 - Message from NSDL Director Kaye Howe


Greetings, NSDL community –

NSDL Planning Meeting - April 21-22, 2011

The National Science Foundation encourages the preservation and value of NSDL's experience and knowledge in teaching and learning via digital technologies, despite agency decisions that have necessitated conclusion of funding to NSDL as a grant-making program within the Education and Human Resources directorate. 

Transitioning NSDL


  • June 6, 2011: 
    • Building on April-May 2011 activities (April 22 Planning Meeting; the April 28 Reverse Site Visit to NSF; a briefing at NSF on Dept of Defense and Dept of Education Learning Registry work; and the May 11-12 Learning Application Readiness Workshop), the Resource Center and Technical Network Services are working on a specific set of tasks to be accomplished in this transition period for NSDL, as requested by NSF.

Pathways call summary - February 9, 2011: Collections Assessment Process and Learning Application Readiness

  • URL for individual collection reports  - provided on request 
  • Presentation for February 9 Pathways call discussion: Feb9Collections Assessment-distrib_0.pdf

TUES Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 6:00pm - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 12:00pm
Washington DC

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) conference 

Invitees only conference for Principle Investigators of CCLI/TUES grants. 

NSDL presence:  

Pathways call agenda - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Join us for this month's Pathways call this Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 12 noon CT, and 1 pm ET. Call in to 1-866-740-1260, and enter participant code 4978354.   We will use the ReadyTalk web platform also:, enter 4978354 in the Join a Meeting field. Please let Eileen know if you have topics or announcements to include...


Pathway meeting outcomes and process/timeline for proposed report to NSF

UPDATE 9/10/2010: 

See Pathways call September 8, 2010 summary, and accompanying Powerpoint. 



The NSDL Pathways meeting 2010 (August 4-5) in Boulder, Colorado concentrated on four breakout group discussions and report out, with whole group discussion after each breakout.  Breakout topics and questions were:

2010 Pathways Meeting Agenda and Background Materials

Meeting Location:

Hotel Boulderado (links to hotel website, maps, directions from Denver International Airport)
2115 Thirteenth St.
Boulder, CO 80302

Boulder SuperShuttle

Ideas supporting Pathways Meeting discussion - August 4-5, 2010

This is a planning page for recording ideas in support of Pathways Meeting discussions at the August 4-5 Boulder meeting.  

Feel free to add your ideas, comments, more categories, etc. (If you need help with the editor, give Eileen a call: 303-497-8354, or a shoot me an email: - I"ll walk you through it). 

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference

NSDL Resource Center staff will represent NSDL at the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Conference in Washington DC from July 7-9, 2010. Outreach and Professional Development Manager Laura Moin, and NSDL Pathways Liaison and Communications Manager Eileen McIlvain will provide an overview of NSDL resources and services to Noyce conference attendees on Thursday, July 8, and featuring NSDL Pathways: 

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