Geoscience Data Repositories in CALIFORNIA

Teale Data Center

California Division of Oil and Gas
801 K Street, MS 20-20
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact: Jim Campion, Technical Services Manager
916/323-1779
916/323-0424 (FAX)
jcampion@consrv.ca.gov 
http://www.consrv.ca.gov/ 

Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, fiche
Data Retrieval: on-line
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line, mail out

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The California Division of Oil and Gas maintains records on all wells drilled within the state (excluding the federal OCS). Typical well records include drilling histories and logs. Monthly production and injection data on a per-well basis is available from 1977 to present at the ftp site.


California Well Sample Repository

9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Contact: Russ H. Robinson, Curator
805/664-2324
805/664-3194 (FAX)
rrobins@geol.csubak.edu 
http://www.geol.csubak.edu/Geology/wellcore.html 

Type of Repository: Public
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data Delivery Media: paper

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Center Services Provided: displays for field-trip stops, workshops, society/association conventions

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Comments:
At the California Well Sample Repository, one can search curated collection for samples or data from specific wells/area. Staff will retrieve from shelves/files sample boxes or well files as requested and will set up requested boxes for study, sampling by individuals, university classes, association/society-sponsored workshops, government (DOE) workshops.


Meriam Library

California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929

Contact: Joe Crotts, Geoscience Librarian
916/895-6803
906/898-6675 (FAX)
joe_crott@macgate.csuchico.edu 

Data Center Staff Size: 1
Type of Repository: Public - Academic

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Comments:
Detailed coverage for California including topographic, soil, vegetation, land use, geology, and mineral resources.


Geology-Mining-Petroleum Room

Beale Memorial Library
701 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact: Katherine Bradley, Geology-Mining-Petroleum Librarian
805/861-2136
http://chiba.netxn.com/~kclib/ 

Data Center Staff Size: 1
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: per search, applies only to represented DIALOG searches
Catalog and Index Type: paper; part of the collection is in the library's computerized catalog, Dynix.
Data Retrieval: on-line
Data Delivery Media: paper

Center Services Provided: librarian is available to assist in use of materials

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Comments:
The focus of the Geology-Mining-Petroleum collection is on California, Kern County, and the western United States. More general holdings include the publications of the USGS, and the periodicals Geophysics, Geology, and Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.


Map and Imagery Laboratory

Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Contact: Larry Carver, Head, Map and Imagery Library
805/893-2779
805/893-8799 (FAX)
mil@sdc.ucsb.edu 
http://alexandria.sdc.ucsb.edu/ 

Data Center Staff Size: 7 full-time employees with student assistants
Type of Repository: Public - Academic
Data Access Fee: Per Search
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital
Data Retrieval: off-line
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line, tape

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Comments:
There is a charge for data delivery by non-University of California (UC) users, or for UC users working on non-UC projects, for the use of remote-sensing images and digital data. The Map and Imagery Library (MIL) houses 1.3 million Landsat satellite images, 3.8 million aerial photographs, 480,000 maps, 2,000 digital items (mainly CD-ROMs), and 6,000 books. Users may either come to the collection, or users may hire staff to do air-photo searches. All digital work must be done by staff; mainly limited to copying files and scanning. MIL acquires such items as the National Geophysical Data Center's Gravity CD and various earthquake-information CDs. MIL specializes in aerial photographs of California, especially of southern California. MIL holds archival hardcopy Landsat satellite images from 1972 to approximately 1975. In maps, MIL specializes in medium-scale topographic sheets for foreign countries (ca. 1:250,000).