From Local to Global: Launching the New Rangelands West Portals and Database.
Author
Pfander, Jeanne L.
Hutchinson, Barbara S.
Pesce, Valeria
Rahr, Matt
Publisher
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists
Publication Year
2014
Body

In 1995 the University of Arizona (UA) Libraries, partnering with UA College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) rangelands specialists, joined as a charter member of the AgNIC initiative coordinated by the National Agriculture Library (NAL). The topic of rangelands was chosen by Arizona, and early on, the team recognized the challenge of representing the knowledge universe related to that topic. As a result, in 2001, the Deans of the UA Libraries and CALS invited their counterparts in the Western Land Grant Universities (LGUs) to join in a Western Rangelands Partnership. Today this collaborative effort, known simply as the Rangelands Partnership, has grown to include nineteen LGUs, with international participation from Australia, Mexico, and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This collaborative partnership culminated in the release in December 2012 of a suite of websites – Global Rangelands, Rangelands West and hosted state Rangelands sites - with more than 13,000 resources.

Language
eng
Document Type
Journal Issue/Article
IISN
2075-7751
Journal Volume
6
Journal Pages
138-142
Journal Name
Agricultural Information Worldwide
Keywords
web sites
information