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New Jersey Environmental Digital Library (NJEDL) is an open repository of digital research and educational materials.   Our chief activity is to collect, organize, and make available digital information on New Jersey's environment - emanating from the state's government agencies, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and academic departments - for the use of students, scholars, citizens, and government officials.   

NJEDL is developed and managed by Rutgers University Libraries and is supported by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.   

Program goals:

  • Preserving the state's cultural resources and artifacts pertaining to the environment and natural resources for use online by current and future generations of citizens, educators, researchers, and students.
  • Ensuring that these materials are available 24/7 and maintained in perpetuity.
  • Maintaining a search portal that assures simple, effective access strategies that make all resources readily available.
  • Actively promoting and facilitating participation by New Jersey environmental organizations wishing to use or contribute to NJEDL.

Using NJEDL Materials:

NJEDL makes digital versions of collections accessible in the following situations:

  • They are in the public domain.
  • The originating institution or individual has granted permission to make them accessible.

If you believe that NJEDL has collected and made accessible material that does not follow these guidelines, please contact us.  We are eager to hear from any rights owners, so that we may obtain accurate information.  Upon request, we will remove material from public view while we address a rights issue.