Agricultural libraries information notes

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Agricultural libraries information notes
Physical Description:
v. : ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Technical Information Systems (U.S.)
National Agricultural Library (U.S.)
Publisher:
Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication:
Beltsville, Md
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Agricultural libraries -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Information services -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Bibliography -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Genre:
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
bibliography   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Citation/Reference:
Libary & information science abstracts
Citation/Reference:
Bibliography of agriculture
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Publication began with Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1975).
Issuing Body:
Vols. prior to v. 4, no. 1 issued by the National Agricultural Library; v. 4, no. 1-v. 7, no. 7 issued by the Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration; v. 7, no. 8/9- issued by the National Agricultural Library.
Issuing Body:
Vol. 1-4, no. 1 were issued by the National Agricultural Library.
General Note:
Title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1978- Aug./Sept. 1981 classed: A 106.109:
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 3 (Mar. 1979).
General Note:
Has occasional supplements.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000478681
oclc - 01197824
lccn - 76647080 //r81
issn - 0095-2699
sobekcm - AA00005269_00004
Classification:
lcc - Z675.A8 A29
ddc - 026/.63/0973
System ID:
AA00005269:00012

Full Text

ISSN: 0095-2699


HUME LIBRARY

JAN261981NF

A i i;,,: nf FInrida


CULTURAL

LIBRARIES

PRMATION

NOTES


EXPERIENCES WITH A GENERALIZED DATA BASE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM:
A "NEW GENERATION OF THE EXTENSION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS


by Linda White and Gerald Paulsen
Information Systems Division
Technical Information Systems SEA/USDA
(301) 474-9020


Since early 1980 our office in
Information Systems Division has been
experimenting with various computer
software products for information
management and delivery products which
are not operated on USDA computer
hardware but rather are used on a con-
tract basis with a commercial company.
We are now using a generalized data
base management system called NOMAD to
store and retrieve the State plan-of-
work and end-of-the year statisti-
cal data.

NOMAD is a generalized data base
management system available on a
time-sharing basis through a national
telecommunications network with local
dial up capabilities for many U.S.
locations and also available on a
National CSS 3200 series computer.
Although the comments that follow
relate to our experiences with NOMAD,
many of these same advantages would
also apply to other generalized data
base systems which do not require
special computer background to use.

A generalized data base system is very
flexible. The designer of the data
base is in total control of how many
items of information are stored,
whether they are numerical or


alphanumerical, the length of each
field, whether the data are to stored
automatically by some pre-established
criteria and stored that way, how many
quantifiable" versus qualifiablee"
items occur, etc. One data base can
contain several textual fields, and
another might have only three numerical
fields.
Training to design and create bases on
NOMAD is minimal and does not require
programming background. The NOMAD
commands and implementation features
can be used with equal ease by pro-
grammers and non-programmers. Our
system for the Extension statistical
data was created by a person with no
programming coursework. Only two days
of training were required to learn the
basics of data base creation on NOMAD.
A data base can be created rapidly on
NOMAD. Once the data elements are
agreed upon, the data base can be
created in the time it takes to type
the names of the data fields, their
format length, input restrictions (if
any), and column headings used in
report writing. Online input, card
input, or tape input can begin
immediately. Such speed in creating a
(MIS Continued on page 2)


TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


'VOL. 6, NO..12 DECEMBER 1980
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705






(MIS Continued from page 1)
file structure and starting online
input--30 minutes as opposed to several
weeks or months of original programming--
illustrates one of the strongest ad-
vantages of using NOMAD.

As data needs change, data elements can
be easily added, modified, or deleted.
Changing the limits for 'a data item,
for example, splitting the agricultural-
natural resources program area into
two program areas, can be done in about
1 minute, with less than a half dozen
corrmands. Adding new data items is
equally as fast.

The Data entry modes are flexible and
easy to learn. Since the statistical
data sent to us by State offices are
not in machine readable format already,
but are listed on charts, and since we
are dealing with a relatively small
file (2,700 records for one year of the
plan-of-work), we have chosen to do
online entry through a standard 30-cps
(character per second) ASCII terminal.
Clerical staff without special training
can do data entry through use of a
prompting feature on NOMAD which asks
for each element of the record, one by
one, and automatically refuses entries
which do not meet the pre-established
limitations. Although we use online
entry, we also have the option to load
files from keypunched cards, from
magnetic tapes, or other methods.

NOMAD is dependable and available.
Since mid-May at least one ISD staff
member has used NOMAD at least 70
percent of every working day.

Changes in the hardware and software
do not affect our data base or our
retrievals. Changes and upgrading of
the NOMAD hardware and software are
made frequently. However, such changes
are transparent to the user. We do not
have to worry about our data base, or
some particular part of it, such as the


input prompting feature, not working
after upgrades have been made.

The retrieval package is flexible. We
are not restricted to a pre-established
number of canned retrievals, but we can
retrieve any combination of data
elements stored. Training in how to
create retrievals involves a maximum of
two working days and does not require
programming or computer background.
Because of the flexibility of the
retrieval package, new reports to meet
special needs can be created instantly.

Because the data base is online,
managers and leaders can retrieve
pre-established reports as needed.
Although reports can be quickly written
and processed online, the instructions
for common information requests can be
written and stored on an affiliated
editor file. This is the procedure we
are using for distributing end-of-the-
year and plan-of-work statistical data
to the National Extension offices. On
their own terminals, program leaders
dial up the system, enter an identifica-
tion number and password, and then type
in the report number they wish to re-
trieve. Within seconds the report they
need is printed out, with the most
current data, and they do not have to
file and read through 20 reports when
they only need to see one. (See
Exhibit 1).

NOMAD provides computational capability.
Our data base summarizes the staff years
and the racial and male/female contacts
by State, by program area, other data
elements. Without changing the stored
values, we can also produce reports
which show the effects on staff years if
one component is increased by 15 percent,
another decreased by 5 percent and so
forth.

Our data base is maintained with a
minimum of the manager's time. By
(MIS Continued on page 3)







(MIS Continued from page 2)


EXHIBIT 1


CIPMAIIIOS OF PLANE PROFESSIONAL STAFF TEARS
ST COMPONENTS FOR ALL FOUR PROGRAMS
FOR FT 190, FT 1911, AND FT 1956


CROP PRODUCTION
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
DII Ni AS ECONOMICS
AllE RG I FARN IUPLS
ECOL, AMI 1El. A ERVUIOI.
MECN ICI, TECn I EiiINEER
SAFETY
EFNEP FEB. FiUNEI
EFEEP MON-FEB. FUSSED
FODI I IUTRITIIN
PERI. I FNLT. RES. NIT.
FANILT LIFE, ETC.
1ENTILES A CLOTMNIE
HIMAN IIELTH
HNSImIS a NRNE ENR.
LLAI RNIP DEELOPMENT
011. KVEL. A RAINTCE.
CARP. CEM. PLANNING
CAN. gEl9. A FACLTS.
EC., WPI I CERER REV.
GOVT. OPER. I FINANCE
LEISURE I CULT. ElNC.


TOIAL
FIE
PLANNED
FT E0

3.546.1
2,059.4
940.2
544.4
120.8
246.7
251.9
713.5
116.7
912.6
424.5
1,142.4
496.7
23.5S
766.5
1,434.8
1,p53.0
219.O
215.5
242.6
132.7
242.6

17.643.4


TOTAL
FIE
PLANNED
FT 81

3,362.1
1,996.1
9013.1
SO.E
803.0
227.1
242.9
666.3
95.0
589.0
642.8
1,083.1
451.5
201.4
732.8
1,414.4
1,471.8
117.4
260.4
195*.7
112.2
353.6

16,798.9


COEPAiISONS OF PLMNNED PROFESSIONAL STAFF YEARS
T CDRPONENTIS FOR ALL FOUR PROGUAS4
FM FT 1900, FT 1911, ANl FY 1986
EPRESSE A M PERCENTAGES


FOIAL
FTE
PLANKNE


3,318.4
1,951.5
975.5
542.6
899.9
259.0
245.0
630.8
16.3
917.7
723.9
1,024.5
450.7
264.1
773.2
1,481.2
1,379.0
223.1
277.1
243.1
137.1
3515.7

1,.2NK.6


COEPUMENT

CROP PRODIIUCTION
LIVESTKCK PRODUCTION
BUS MIT A ECiOMNICS
AS IR M I FAM SUPLI
ECUL, RAl lES. I EiRIRON.
NECH SCI, TECH I ENGINEER
SAFETY
EFPEP FEB. FISER
EFREP IH-FEE. FUNDED
FDUI A NUIITION
PERE. I FNLl. EEl. NMT.
FAMILY LIFE, ETC.
TEXTILES A CLOTHING
NMIM HEALTH
HOUSING MONE EIN.
LEADERIIP DEVELOPMENT
015. HVEL. A NAIITCE.
COUP. CIN. PLANTIU
CON. NEWs A FACLTI.
EC., PUNM I CAREER VU.
OwlT. IPEI. a FINANCE
LEISURE A CULT. EHC.


PERCENT
FTE
PLANNED
FT 80

20.1
II.?
5.3
1 .1
4.7
1.4
1.4
4.0
U.,
5.2
3.5
6.5
2.51
1.4
4.3
9.1
5.9
1.2
1.4
1.4
5.3
1.9


PERCENT
FTE
PLANNED
FT S1

20.0
II.9
5.4
3.0
4.8
1.4
1.4
4.0
0.6
5.3
3.0
6.4
2.7
1.2
4.4
8.4

1.:

1.2
0.7
2.1


PERCENT
FTE
PLAINNE
FT 06

19.6
11.5
5.6
3.3
5.2
1.5
1.4
3.7
0.5
5.3
4.2
5.9
2.a
1.5
4.5
0.6
5.0
1.3
1.4
1.4
0.8
2.1


Fl1 & 86 data. atatem amising: AL partiall) OK, CO. HI, NV


choosing a special package to run on
our own hardware, we are eliminating
the need for our manager to spend time
rewriting programs and monitoring
computer center changes which could
affect our data base. Through NOMAD wi
have created a data base which can be
maintained and operated by staff
without programming background. New
data entry, file modification, and
retrievals can be made with little or
none of the manager's time, thus
freeing the manager to tackle other
information management problems.


Examples of the charges associated with
NOMAD are: connect charges and computer
charges for entering and loading 2,700
plan-of-work records are about $1,400
(one-third of this is connect charges,
e which would be eliminated if we loaded
from tape).


Our experience to date with the
generalized database management
information system has proven to be a
flexible cost-effective process that is
free of the many technician dependent
limitation of former approaches to
database management. Q&


W- pq -- of N ,- of -- : 4







NEW PUBLICATIONS
OF NOTE


Acid Rain. Washington, Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of Research
and Development, 1980. unnumb. p.
$3.25. GPO-055-00-00198. Order from
Superintendent of Documents, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20402.

Agri-Energy Roundtable 1980.
Conference Proceedings. "U.S.
Agribusiness and the Energy-Rich
Nations." Washington, D.C. Agri-
Energy Roundtable, 1980. $25.00 +
$5.00 handling/postage. Order from
publisher, 2550 M Street N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20037. Telephone
(202) 244-3745.

Appropriations. State Tax Funds for
Operating Expenses of Higher Education,
1980-81. M. M. Chambers. (Washington,
D.C.) National Association of State
Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
(1980). 24 p. Non-members, $3.50.
Request from publisher, 1 Dupont
Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036.

The Beltsville Agricultural Research
Center. (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture, (1980). 52 p. Free.
Request from U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Office of Governmental and Public
Affairs, Rm. 507A, 14th & Independence
Ave. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250.

The Eisenhower Consortium for Western
Environmental Forestry Research:
Research Highlights, 1972-1980. Gordon
D. Lewis, comp., Fort Collins, Colo.,
Rocky Mountain Forest and Range
Experiment Station, 1980. 31 p.
(Eisenhower Consortium Bulletin 8).
Free. Apply to RMF & RES, Fort
Collins, CO.

EPA Hazardous Waste Regulations Under
the Resource Conservation and Recovery
Act (RCRA): Identification and Listing
of Hazardous Wastes; Standards for
Owners/Operators of Hazardous Waste


Treatment Storage, and Disposal
Facilities; and the Underground Injec-
tion Control Program. Greg H. Lazarus.
Denver, National Conference of State
Legislatures, 1980. 50 p. Free.
Request from Publisher, Office of
Science and Natural Resources, 1125
Seventeenth St., Suite 1500, Denver CO
80202. Telephone (303) 623-6600.

Small Farm Programs and Activities...
State Reports, 1979. Washington, D.C.,
Science and Education Administration,
1980. 36 p. Free. Request from
Coordinator, Small Farms Programs,
SEA-Extension, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Status Report on the Libraries of
Historically Black Public Colleges and
Universities. A Special Study.
September 1979. Compiled with the
assistance of the Council on Library
Resources, Inc., by the Office of
Communications Services and the Office
for the Advancement of Public Negro
Colleges of the National Association of
State Universities and Land-Grant
Colleges in cooperation with the Ameri-
can Association of State Colleges and
Universities. Washington, D.C., 1979.
18 p. Free. Request from National
Association of State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges, Publications Dept.,
1 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036.

U.S. Farm Numbers, Sizes and Related
Structural Dimensions: Projections to
Year R,000. William Lin, George
Coffman, and J. B. Penn. (Washington,
D.C., National Economics Div., Eco-
nomics, Statistics, and Cooperatives
Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
1980). 79 p. (Technical Bulletin
1625). $8.00 paper; $3.50 microfiche.
Available from National Technical
Information Service, 5285 Port Royal
Rd., Springfield, VA 22161.
(NEW PUBL., Continued on page 7)








NEW
BIBLIOGRAPHIES


C-


The titles listed below are owned by the Library; those lacking call numbers have not yet been cataloged.
The foreign, as well as domestic titles are available from the Library through loan or photocopy.


Erosiia Pochvy i Bor'ba s Nei:
Ukazatel' Literatury za 1978 g ...
(Soil Erosion and Its Prevention:
Literature Guide for 1978, 513 Domestic
Titles, 127 Foreign Titles). Compiled
by N. P. Ivanova. Moskva, TsNSKhB
VASKhNIL. 1979. 133 p. 640 annotated
citations. Price unavailable.

Immunitet Rastenii k Vrediteliam:
Ukazatel' Literatury za 1970-1977
gg. ...(Immunity of Plants to Pests:
Literature Guide for 1970-1977, 547
Domestic Titles, 562 Foreign Titles).
Compiled by L. S. Gol'dman, E. A.
Burets, and I. V. Shevgenina. Moskva,
TsNSKhB VASKhNIL. 1979. 231 p. 1,109
annotated citations. Price unavail-
able.

Ispol'zovanie Otkhodov v KormZenii
SeZ'ekokhoziaistvennykh Zhivotnykh:
Ukazatel' Literatury za 7974-1978
gg. ...(Use of Waste Products in
Feeding Farm Animals: Literature Guide
for 1974-1978, 668 Domestic Titles, 539
Foreign Titles). Compiled by K. IA.
Tarasova. Moskva, TsNSKhB VASKhNIL.
1979. 247 p. 1,207 annotated
citations. Price unavailable.

Khranenie i Pervichnaia Pererabotaka
Plodov i Ovoshchei: Ukazatel'
Literature za 1975-1978 gg. ...(Storage
and Preliminary Processing of Fruit and
Vegetables: Literature Guide for
1975-1978, 480 Domestic Titles, 747
Foreign Titles). Compiled by T. V.
Dorofeeva. Moskva, TsNSKhB VASKhNIL.
1979. 263 p. 1,227 annotated
citations. Price unavailable.

Reclamation and Revegetation of Land
Areas Disturbed by Man: An Annotated
Bibliography of Agricultural Research,
1972-80. Compiled by R. F. Follett.
(USDA Bibliographies and Literature of
Agriculture, No. 8). Washington, D.C.,
Agricultural Research, Science and


Education Administration. August 1980.
Approx. 90 citations. Order from:
Publications Division, Office of
Governmental and Public Affairs, U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
20250. Free. (NAL call no.:
aZ5076.A1U54).

Selected Bibliography on Southern Range
Management, 7973-1978. Compiled by H.
A. Pearson, R. D. Child, E. K. Byington,
H. E. Grelen, C. E. Lewis. (USDA Forest
Service. General Technical Report
SO-31). New Orleans, Southern Forest
Experiment Station. 1980. 61 p. 1,049
citations. Order from: Publisher,
T-10210 Federal Building, 701 Loyola
Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113. Free.
(NAL call no.: aSD11.U57).

The following titles were published as a
series of bibliographies prepared by the
Technical Library of the Tennessee
Valley Authority. Order from: Techni-
cal Library, Tennessee Valley Authority,
Muscle Shoals, AL 35660. Free. (NAL
call no. for series: Z5074.F4N3).

Agricultural Uses of Fluidized-Bed
Combustion Wastes, 1976-1980. (TVA
Bibliography No. 1647). June 1980.
2 p. 14 citations.

Effect of Nitrogen Fertilizers on Soil
pH, 1960-1978. (TVA Bibliography No.
1652). July 1980. 7 p. 74 citations.

Fire and Explosion Hazards of Solid
Fertilizers, 1961-1975. (TVA Bibli-
ography No. 1648). June 1980. 2 p.
15 citations.


Motor Fuels
1919-1980.
June 1980.


from Vegetable Oils,
(TVA Bibliography No.
4 p. 44 citations.


1650).


Urea as a Deicing Agent, 1970-1980.
(TVA Bibliography No. 1649). June
1980. 2 p. 15 citations. Q&






QUICK BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES


The bibliographies in this series are
primarily computerized online or batch
ibliographies emanating from searches
performed by the TIS Reference Staff
in response to customer requests.
Searches are selected for inclusion
based on the currency of the topic,
interest among clientele relative
length (approximately 150 citations or
more) and probable value to a larger
audience. All titles in this series
will be listed for six months.
Revisions or updates will be re-
numbered and reannounced. Only one
copy of a title will be sent; however,
requestors may make copies. To
request a copy of a Quick Bibliography
send the title, series number, and a
return addressed label to:
Reference Branch
Technical Information Systems, SEA,
USDA
NAL Bidq., Room 302
Beltsville, MD 20705

NAL--BIBL.--80-14. Earthworms:
Raising, Uses, Beneficial Aspects,
1969-1980. 212 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jerry Rafats.
June 1980.

NAL--BIBL. 80-15. Salt Tolerance in
Plants, 1974-1979. 275 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. July 1980.

NAL--BIBL. 80-16. Windbreaks and
Shelterbreaks, 1968-1979. 332
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Charles N. Bebee. July 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-17. Nutrition and Aging,
1974-1979. 258 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T. MacLean.
July 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-18. Plant Senescence,
1976-1980. 289 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Henry Gilbert.
August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-19. Gasohol, 1979-1980.
78 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Sheldon Cheney. August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-20. Integrated Pest
Management, 1969-1980. 188 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N.
Bebee. August 1980.


NAL--BIBL.--80-21. Frost and Freeze
Protection for Sub-Tropical Fruits,
1970-1980. 132 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Henry Gilbert.
August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-22. Acid Rain: Impact on
Agriculture, 1969-1980. 108 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Sheldon
Cheney and William Longenecker.
August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-23. The Spide.rort
(Tradescantia), A Radiation Monitor-
ing Plant, 1970-1980. 22 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Henry
Gilbert. August 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-24. Drought:
Resistance, Stress, or Effect,
1978-1980. 104 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Phyllis L.
Cleveland. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-25. Farm Ponds,
1969-1980. 70 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T. MacLean.
September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-26. Wild Birds and
Agriculture, 1969-1980. 155 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Ann Juneau.
September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-27. Organic Farming and
Gardening, 1970-1980. 248 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-28. Byssinosis: Cotton
Dust Lung Disease, 1970-1979. 75
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Henry Gilbert. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-29. Roadside Marketing,
1970-1980. 75 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Henry Gilbert. September
1980.

NAL--BIBL.-80-30. Jojoba, 1971-1980.
116 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Henry Gilbert. September 1980.
(QUICK BIBLIO., Continued on page 7)






ALCOHOL FUELS REPRINT SERIES
INTRODUCED

SOLAR ENERGY INFORMATION SERVICES
(SEIS), San Mateo, California, has
expanded its information services
activity into the field of alcohol
fuels (ethanol, gasohol, and methanol).
SEIS will develop and publish a number
of proprietary information products to
meet user needs and will distribute
information from a variety of domestic
and international sources. SEIS will
also provide specialized information
services for client organizations on a
fee basis.

Several agencies of the U.S. government
have prepared overview documents deal-
ing with the potential of alcohol
fuels. SEIS has compiled and published
seven of the most important documents
as the initial volume of its ALCOHOL
FUELS REPRINT SERIES. Volume I, U.S.
GOVERNMENT OVERVIEWS, (350 p. Indexed.
$49.95 hardcover; $34.95 softcover;
domestic handling charge, $3.00;
seamail, $7.00; airmail, $17.00).

1. Gasohol: The Alcohol Fuels Issue
Brief (CRS)
2. Gasohol: A Technical Memorandum
(OTA)
3. Will Gasohol Help Power America?
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Issue
Briefing Paper #21) (USDA)
4. Report of the Alcohol Fuels
Policy Review (DOE)
5. Alcohol Fuels Program Plan (DOE)
6. Position Paper on Alcohol Fuels
(DOE)
7. Gasohol From Grain: The Economic
Issues (USDA) L&


(QUICK BIBLIO., Continued from page 6)
NAL--BIBL.--80-31. Herb Gardening,
1970-July 1980. 123 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jayne T.
MacLean. September 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-32. Double Cropping and
Interplanting, 1976-July 7980. 324
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Jayne T. MacLean. October 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-33. Sewage and
Municipal Waste Composting, 1969-80.
81 citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Jayne T. MacLean. October 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-34. Composts and
Composting of Organic Wastes,
1977-80. 224 citations from AGRI-
COLA. Search by Jayne T. MacLean.
October 1980.

NAL--BIBL.--80-35. Vegetation
Management, 1974-80. 132 citations
from AGRICOLA. Search by Phyllis
Cleveland. October 1980.Q&



(NEW PUBL., Continued from page 4)

USDA Small-Farm Policy: Emphasis on the
Family Background. Issue Briefing
Paper. Washington, D.C., Office of
Governmental and Public Affairs, 1980.
7 p. Free. Request from Coordinator,
Small Farms Programs, SEA-Extension,
Washington, D.C. 20250.

Water Resources (Aprovechamientos
hidraulicos): Proceedings of the 3rd
World Congress on Water Resources,
Association, 1979. 8 v. $100.
Available through InterDok. Q9








AGRICULTURE DATEBOOK


March 1981: Energy Technology
Conference & Exhibition. Washington
Sheraton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Contact: Martin Heavner, 4733 Bethesda
Ave., Washington, D.C. 20014.

March 2-4: "Strategies for Change"
Annual NFAIS Conference. Arlington,
Va., Crystal City Marriott Hotel.
Contact: NFAIS, 112 South 16th St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19102.

May 4-8: American Association of
Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, Inc.
Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Calif.
Contact: Hadley Osborn, Director,
Filoli Center, Canada Rd., Woodside,
CA 94062. Telephone: (415) 364-8300.

May 5-8: ortieultu ral Libraries.
13th Annual Meeting. San Francisco,
Calif. Contact: Jane Gates, Librn.,
Strybing Arboretum Society, 9th Avenue
at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA
94122. Telephone: (415) 661-1316.

May 28-29: Seminar on the Economies of
Secondary Information. Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta Hilton. Contact: NFAIS, 112
South 16th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

May 31-June 4: Amerioan Society of
Biological Chemists. St. Louis, Mo.
Contact: S.K. Herlitz Inc., 850 Third
Ave., New York, NY 10022.

June 15:24: XIV International
Grassland Congress. University of
Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. Contact:
John E. Baylor, Agricultural Science
Center, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40546.

June 18-22: American Association of
Nurserymnm. Cincinnati, Ohio.
Contact: Robert F. Lederer, 230
Southern Building, Washington,
D.C. 20005.


June 19: USDA Agency Field Libraries c
Meeting. Atlanta, Ga. Contact:
Wallace C. Olsen, Chief, Library
Operations Div., TISISEAIUSDA, AML
Bldg., Beltsville, MD 20760. Tel.
(301) 344-3834.

July 26-30: American Society of Anim4a
Science. North Carolina State Univer-
sity, Raleigh, N.C. Contact: David C.
England, Oregon State University,
Animal Science Department, Corvallis,
OR 97330.

August 2-6: American PhytopathoLoEgi'td
Society.. New Orleans, La. Contact:
R. J. Tarleton, APS, 3340 Pilot Knob
Rd., St. Paul, MN 55121.

August 30-September 4: Vorld
Association of Veterinary Food
Bygienists. 8th Symposium. Dublin,
Ireland. Contact: The Secretariat, lltb
W.A.V.F.H. Symposium, 44 Northumberlain
Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Republic
of Ireland. Telephone: 01-688244,
telegrams: Congrex, Dublin; Telex:
31098. .








AGRICULTURAL LIBRARIES IMVNP-HTIMN |
NOTES provides a channel of conmuicul
tion to technical information spegaiili
librarians, extension workers, re-
searchers, and scientists on agriiewtli
information activities. It is publish
monthly by the U.S. Department of Afl|4
culture, Science and Education Ad-
ministration, Technical Infesrmmotilo |
Systems, National Agricultural Lrilbrt
Building, Beltsville, 11) 20705. lg|
Moran, Editor. no


31262 08138 758 0