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PhilAgriNet is a thriving network of agricultural libraries in the Philippines. Its objective is to share Philippine agricultural research results to the world.

PhilAgriNet is a thriving network of agricultural libraries in the Philippines. Its objective is to share Philippine agricultural research results to the world.

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    • PhilAgriNet : Linking Philippine Agricultural Knowledge with Scientists Worldwide PhilAgriNet 2008 By Mila M. Ramos February 20, 2008
    • Overview
      • Introduction
      • Factors contributing to the creation of PhilAgriNet
      • PhilAgriNet : a description
      • Current Activities
      • Hurdles
      • Conclusion
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Agriculture and Research in the Philippines
      • Agriculture = 19.9% of the country’s GDP
      • Wealth of agricultural research literature
      • Philippine Agricultural Bibliography ceased in 1991
      • FAO’s AGRIS can cover but a portion of the country’s literature output
      • Research materials need to be documented and brought to the awareness of scientists
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Catalysts for the Creation of PhilAgriNet
      • Proliferation of the literature of agricultural research and the need for current awareness
      • ICT advances and increased library capacity for knowledge dissemination
      • Digital divide among Philippine libraries
      • Changing user needs
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • More Catalysts
      • Need to Strengthen the FAO-AGRIS database and the introduction of the WebAGRIS software
      • FAO-supported capacity building workshops
      • Eroding library resources
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • PhilAgriNet: What it is
      • PhilAgriNet stands for Philippine Agricultural Libraries and Information Services Network
      • Created in 2003 through an MOU signed by 13 major agricultural institutions in the Philippines
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Member Institutions
      • Bureau of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture (DA-BAR)
      • Benguet State University
      • Cavite State University
      • Central Luzon State University
      • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
      • International Rice Research Institute
      • Isabela State University
      • Leyte State University
      • PCARRD
      • Philippine Rice Research Institute
      • Silliman University
      • University of the Philippines at Los Baños
      • Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP)
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Mission of PhilAgriNet
      • “To provide in an equitable, cooperative, cost-effective manner,
      • enhanced access to printed and electronic agricultural knowledge sources generated by public and private institutions engaged in agricultural research in the Philippines.”
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Ongoing Activities
      • Creation and maintenance of its web site at http://www.philagrinet.org.ph
      • Development of the PhilAgriNet database
      • Capacity building for members
      • Membership campaign
      • Participation in AGRIS
      • Regular Meetings
      • Fund Raising
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • PhilAgriNet 2005
    • The PhilAgriNet Database
      • Currently housed temporarily at IRRI (slowly growing)
      • Will eventually be hosted by the DA-BAR, the lead agency
      • To be made accessible through PhilAgriNet’s web site at http:// www.philagrinet.org.ph
      • To be developed through the collaborative efforts of member institutions
      • Will provide current awareness plus improved dissemination of Philippine agricultural literature
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Key Issues to be Addressed
      • Create value for PhilAgriNet to gain management support
      • Establish identity amidst several information networks in the country
      • State of local ICT infrastructure
      • ICT skills of members
      • Role of libraries
      • Financial constraints
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Sustainability will depend on:
      • Strong commitment of members
      • Active leadership of DA-BAR
      • Continuing support from FAO and other lead agencies like IRRI and the UPLB
      • Sustained capacity building through ALAP
      • Management support in each member institution
      PhilAgriNet 2008
    • Big Challenge
      • How to sustain PhilAgriNet
      • and make it at par with other strong networks in the country
      PhilAgriNet 2008 PhilAgriNet links with the world
      • Thank you.
      PhilAgriNet 2005