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E-Resources: Knowledge Centers
Knowledge Centers are uniquely tailored to discipline-specific needs. Designed to be innovative, efficient, and cost-effective, Knowledge Centers promote communication by using new media technologies to create partnerships among scholars, technologists, publishers, librarians, and teachers that result in high quality electronic publications.

Current examples of Knowledge Centers developed at Columbia:

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Columbia American History Online (CAHO) Columbia American History Online (CAHO) is a Web-based resource designed specifically for teachers of U.S. History and their students. At its core, CAHO, offers access to e-seminars—online multimedia versions of Columbia University courses—taught by some of Columbia's most distinguished faculty in history, including Eric Foner, Alan Brinkley, Kenneth T. Jackson, and Casey Blake. These e-seminars bring together a professor's instruction with a host of teaching tools, some of them traditional—maps and primary texts, for example—and others innovative, such as timelines and simulations.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is designed to be the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. Each section of CIAO is updated with new material on a regular schedule. Working papers are augmented every month, as are conference proceedings, policy briefs and economic indicators. Links and resources, the schedule of events, and the response files are updated weekly. New journal issues and books are added as they become available.
Columbia Earthscape This site is guided and moderated by a large editorial board consisting largely of Columbia University faculty as well as experts from other institutions. The primary goal of the portal is to provide current information and teaching tools concerning the environmental aspects of earth sciences. Columbia Earthscape is already transforming the way researchers, teachers, students, and decision makers get access to critical information on the earth sciences and public policy. That's because it offers much more than a list of web links. Developed in collaboration with distinguished scholars and research institutions, Columbia Earthscape now selects, gathers, edits, and links the widest range of resources available online in earth-systems science.