MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2010
NASA Images has been selected as one of the MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2010, an annual series initiated under the auspices of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web. This years list consists of 30 sites recognized by MARS as outstanding for reference information, view the list here.
“NASA Images, a free service of the Internet Archive and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, provides ‘access to NASA’s image, video, and audio collections.’ Content is divided into five sections: Universe, Solar System, Earth, Aeronautics, and Astronauts. Users may browse or search for media, some of which is simply spectacular. This site aims to ‘promote education and facilitate scholarship in the math and sciences at all levels, and to build general interest and excitement around space exploration, aeronautics, and astronomy,’ and it certainly succeeds.