Monday, March 21, 2011

AgEcon Search Receives Innovation Award

The American Library Association has announced that AgEcon Search has received an award recognizing innovation in science and technology librarianship. "AgEcon Search is the trusted national and international repository for open access to agricultural economic research valued by disciplinary researchers the world over," said award co-chairs, Marianne Stowell Bracke of Purdue University and Lutishoor Salisbury at the University of Arkansas.

The award, the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries Science and Technology Section Innovation in Science and Technology Librarianship Award, will be presented to AgEcon Search in June as part of the ALA Annual Conference, along with a $3,000 cash prize.

AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including: working papers, conference papers and journal articles. They host quite a bit of work from AAEA, including papers and posters from AAEA Annual Meetings (here's meeting research from before 2009), Choices, and Policy Issues.

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