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Anchorage, AK 99508

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Furs, Skulls & Bird Mounts

A popular collection at birds-furs-skullsARLIS is its large selection of Alaskan animal furs, skulls, and bird mounts, available for check-out by any walk-in patron (ARLIS will not mail them due to their fragility).  The collection is frequently used by teachers and other educators, camp counselors, artists, and scout groups.  Most of the items were donated to ARLIS by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Conservation Division. See also, Kits, for more hands-on items for the classroom. Links to collection guides are available at www.arlis.org/resources/for-educators/furs-skulls-bird-mounts/

Please note: Due to construction during the summer of 2018,

this collection will not circulate after Friday, April 27, 2018.

Circulation will resume in the fall semester of 2018.

More about the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of hydroelectric project proposed for the Susitna River watershed.

Map-enabled boreal database

ARLIS databases includes the search tool created by North West Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) and ARLIS. The database includes reports and articles, mainly post-2010, addressing land management in the boreal region of Alaska and western Canada. From the ARLIS database list, search the NWB Alaska and Canada bibliography using any combination of the GIS map interface and/or keyword.

Federal Depository Library

Federal Depository Library ProgramARLIS selects federal depository items and provides free public access.

ARLIS has participated in the Federal Depository Library Program since opening in 1997. At that time, ARLIS incorporated a selective federal depository collection established in 1981 by BLM’s Alaska Resource Library, which was merged into ARLIS. ARLIS receives approximately 4% of the publications offered by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes U.S. Government information to the American public through libraries across the nation. The authority for the FDLP and the legal requirements of Federal depository libraries are found in Chapter 19 of Title 44 United State Code. In addition to the provisions of the Depository Library Act of 1962, chapter 19 includes who designates depository libraries and which libraries are eligible for Federal depository designation.

The ARLIS collection includes hundreds of DVDs and CD-ROMS containing reports, videos and recordings about the natural and cultural resources of Alaska. DVDs and CD-ROMS may be consulted when the ARLIS reference desk is staffed, Monday through Friday, 8:00-5:00, except on some holidays.

The ARLIS E-journal collection includes more than 3,000 unique, individually listed titles, plus additional titles accessible via the ScienceDirect collection. The public may access these titles by visiting ARLIS in person. Registered employees of ARLIS Founder Agencies may access these titles remotely. Publishers represented in the ARLIS e-journal collection include BioOne, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley-Blackwell.

The ARLIS collection of Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project reports is now available in digital format on the ARLIS document server. Indexes to the collection, with links to full text reports, are at www.arlis.org/resources/susitna-watana/.

The ARLIS database collection includes more than twenty-five titles, offering time saving keys to the natural and cultural resources literature of Alaska and related subjects. An increasing number of titles, including Ecology and Wildlife Worldwide, Environment Complete, and Fish, Fisheries, ad Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide offer full text documents in addition to the carefully selected citations and abstracts. Anyone may consult these databases at ARLIS on a walk-in basis. Registered employees of ARLIS Founder Agencies also have desktop access to the ARLIS database collection.

In 1982 the state and federal governments combined their mining claims records. The Mine File Fiche is an index available at the ARLIS reference desk that provides information on the claim owner, company, location, type (load or placer), mineral type, years a claim was active, and whether a claim had been proved up on. For information after 1982, contact the Bureau of Land Management regarding claims on federal land or Alaska Department of Natural Resources regarding claims on state land. Map overlays showing claim locations and other information are available in Case 5 in the Map Atrium and are used with the topographic maps in Case 6. These overlays and the associated maps are now available on the ARLIS document server as the Alaska Kardex Quadrangle Overlays collection.

ARLIS’s exceptional of collection of books, reports,  maps, etc. highlights Alaska’s natural and cultural resources. Subjects of special interest include fish, wildlife, minerals and mining, and oil exploration. The ARLIS catalog is shared with the Consortium Library of Alaska Pacific University and University of Alaska Anchorage, the Anchorage Public Library, and the Anchorage Musem Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center.

Collection Highlights

Exxon Valdez Trustee Council Public Record

Official record of the EVOS Trustee Council, charged with managing the funds from the 1991 settlement of litigation between the State of Alaska, United States and Exxon.

Exxon Valdez Shoreline Surveys

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Shoreline Surveys, 1989 through 1993, assessing oiling conditions in the spill area.

Wild and Scenic Rivers

Multi-agency collection of original reports and photos about selection of rivers for the Wild and Scenic River System. Includes candidate rivers as well as those selected.

Pebble Project - Environmental Baseline Document

The Pebble Partnership has contracted with ARLIS to provide online access to the Pebble Project Environmental Baseline Document (EBD) via the ARLIS Document Server. Each section of the EBD has a permanent ARLIS address. Reference assistance with finding additional scientific literature regarding the Bristol Bay region is provided by ARLIS reference librarians.

National Park Service
US Geological Survey
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Bureau of Land Management
Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council