The United States Agricultural Information Network is an organization for information professionals that provides a forum for discussion of agricultural issues, takes a leadership role in the formation of a national information policy as related to agriculture, makes recommendations to the National Agricultural Library on agricultural information matters, and promotes cooperation and communication among its members. The USAIN Conferences focus on information resources for agriculture and life sciences research and practice. The conferences are sponsored by the United States Agricultural Information Network in order to offer librarians a forum for sharing professional information. The conferences are hosted every other year. This collection contains proceedings to past conferences. For more information about past and future conferences please visit

Recent Submissions

  • Perspective on Government Information: Where Are We Going? (panel) 

    Gardner, Melanie (2012-05)
    Get "up to speed" regarding changes in the Federal Depository Library Program. Learn about the role of the Digital Repository of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in collecting and preserving USDA publications. Melanie ...
  • NAL Digital Collections - Building a National Resource 

    Gardner, Melanie (2012-05)
    The National Agricultural Library (NAL) serves as the Nation's library for agricultural information. Its mission is "advancing access to global information for agriculture." As many large institutions have done, NAL began ...
  • Creating Meaningful Information Literacy Assignments for an Introductory Agriculture Course 

    Bracke, Marianne Stowell (2012-05)
    Integrating information literacy into the curriculum is an ongoing challenge. Purdue has explored an approach of integrating information literacy into Agriculture 101. Agriculture 101 is a halfsemester, college-wide ...
  • Crop Sciences Data: A Review of Faculty Publications at the University of Illinois 

    Williams, Sarah (2012-05)
    This study gathered information about the data used, generated and shared by researchers in the Department of Crop Sciences in University of Illinois' College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Two recent ...
  • Dataverse - A Data-Hosting Solution for AgEcon Search 

    Kelly, Julie; West, Amy (2012-05)
    Dataverse, the software developed at Harvard for hosting social science data, is being used as a solution for hosting data associated with one group of papers in AgEcon Search. We are utilizing the Dataverse Network that ...
  • Creating Customization with Google Forms 

    Kocher, Megan (2014-05-07)
    The University of Minnesota, like many institutions of higher education, recently adopted the Google Apps for Education Suite of tools for students, staff, and faculty. One particularly useful tool in this suite is the ...
  • USAIN 2012 Conference Program 

    United States Agricultural Information Network (United States Agricultural Information Network, 2014-05-07)
    Program of the 13th Biennial Conference, April 29 - May 2, 2012 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.


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