Library Trends 65 (3) Winter 2017: Collaboration in Agricultural Librarianship and Information Work

 

Library Trends 65 (3) Winter 2017: Collaboration in Agricultural Librarianship and Information Work. Edited by Sarah C. Williams and Christine D’Arpa.

The last Library Trends issue to focus on agricultural libraries and information, titled "Agricultural Libraries and Information," was published in the winter 1990 issue (vol. 38, no. 3). In their introduction the issue's editors, Keith Russell and Maria Pisa, noted that the state of agricultural information was changing due to increases in the number of individuals and organizations involved and in their inclination to cooperate. The editors also pointed to technological developments that helped facilitate cooperation in agricultural information work. Considering these changes, among others, they wrote: "The time appears to be right for agricultural information services to enter a new elevated phase of activity." More than twenty-five years later, this issue of Library Trends highlights some of that activity, with a particular focus on the cooperative or collaborative nature of agricultural information work and librarianship.


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  • Bracke, Marianne Stowell (Johns Hopkins University Press and the School of Information Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    Librarian liaisons to the agricultural sciences offer many traditional services, such as teaching classes, purchasing materials, managing collections, and providing guidance on scholarly communication issues. Data management ...

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  • Punzalan, Ricardo L.; Kriesberg, Adam (Johns Hopkins University Press and the School of Information Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    To effectively support research activities and data stewardship, library and information professionals engage in collaborative projects that involve diverse disciplinary and institutional partnerships. While this idea is ...

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  • Godfrey, Bruce; Kenyon, Jeremy (Johns Hopkins University Press and the School of Information Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    Since 2004 the University of Idaho (UI) Library has provided access through its geospatial data repository, INSIDE Idaho, to Idaho aerial imagery produced by the USDA Farm Service Agency's National Agricultural Imagery ...

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  • Chimwaza, Gracian; Kolshus, Kristin; Morris-Knower, Jim; Mistlebauer, Holly; Ochs, Mary; Paulson, Joy (Johns Hopkins University Press and the School of Information Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) and AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) are digital collections of scientific agricultural literature for the developing world. Through both, the ...

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  • Haugen, Inga; Mastel, Kristen; Pfander, Jeanne (Johns Hopkins University Press and the School of Information Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    Librarians and Cooperative Extension Service (CES) professionals in the United States have common missions to make authoritative information available to their constituencies. Both professions have long traditions of service ...

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