The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) announced that the Karst Information Portal has been upgraded. The portal is a free on-line library with thousands of reports and publications in many languages from over 20 countries around the world. It is a project of NCKRI in partnership with The University of South Florida Libraries, International Union of Speleology, and the University of New Mexico. The Portal is used by explorers, managers, educators, and scientists to advance their activities in cave and karst studies.
For much of 2016, the Portal was working but no new publications were added because it was going through a major system upgrade. The Portal team followed comments from users to improve the ease of its use, while converting to a new software platform that dramatically improves the Portal’s functionality and adding flexibility for future improvements. We encourage you to visit the Portal, and see its new design and navigation to better find its publications.
Currently, the backlog of hundreds of new publications are being added quickly to the Portal and they should all be up by the end of January. More improvements will be added in the coming months, including a tool where you can directly submit your publications for posting.