The Digital Universe is a network of subject-specific websites (called Portals) with reliable information from trusted sources covering a wide range of subjects. It is being built by experts — known as stewards — from around the world. These stewards assemble the best and most reliable information available and organize it for easy access to the general public.
If you are an expert in a field and would like to become the steward of an existingDigital Universe Websiteor start a new Digital Universe Website please sign up for a user account and then send an email with the following information and a pdf attachment of your resume or curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real full name
Highest relevant degree(s) and subject(s)
Degree granting institution(s) and year(s)
URL of your home page if you have one
Current position (If relevant to the Website, otherwise optional)
New or existing Digital Universe Website name
New Digital Universe Website Name
This should correspond to a fairly narrow "child topic" that fits under a broader existing "parent topic" in the Digital Universe Directory. Also, if possible, please do not specify a discipline, but instead the topic that the discipline studies (e.g. Sun, not Solar Physics).
For a new Digital Universe Website: If the name looks reasonable and a good match with your credentials, your requested new Digital Universe Website will be created and added to the Digital Universe Directory. You will be added as a member of the Website with administrator privileges. The Website will be tagged as a "Digital Universe Candidate."
For an existing Digital Universe Website that is not yet being stewarded: If it looks like a good match with your credentials, you will be added as a member of the Website with administrator privileges. The Website will be tagged as a "Digital Universe Candidate."
For an existing Digital Universe Website that is already being stewarded: If it looks like a good match with your credentials, you will be added as a member of the Website with contributor privileges. Content you post with contributor privileges will require the approval of a member with publisher, admin or owner priveleges before it becomes publicly visible. To "upgrade" your privileges, contact a member with owner or admin privileges.
Note that you are expected to work collaboratively with other well-qualified stewards, particularly on more general topics. Other stewards are likely to join your new Website with privileges equal to yours.