Make your voice heard by participating in the AGIA Geoscience Information Project Survey developed by AGIA Life Member Dr Kerry Smith (linked below – PDF and Word format). Responses are required by MONDAY 31 MARCH 2014. Kerry’s informative introduction to the survey is paraphrased below:
The survey is an attempt to gain a clearer picture of one aspect of access to and the provision of geoscience information in Australia. More particularly AGIA is interested to see if there is an interest in and/or need for the former Australian Geoscience Minerals & Petroleum Thesaurus, now GeMPeT. Depending on the feedback we get, some updating of the thesaurus may be investigated, although it is not intended to embark on a full revision.
You do not have to be a member of AGIA to complete the survey. The survey has been forwarded to AGIA members, state geoscience agencies and many University libraries where there is an obvious geoscience information coverage. Please forward this survey information onto a colleague if you feel they may be able to contribute to our collection of background experiences on GemPET, and they have not already received the document.
The data acquired will also contribute to the wider enquiry of the project: Access to Australian geoscientific information – a tragedy of the commons? A link to further information about this project is included below.
Please return your completed survey to firstname.lastname@example.org as an email attachment, BY MONDAY 31 MARCH 2014. Please contact Kerry if you are unable to email a response and a postal address will be provided.
Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA
Associate Professor (Retired)
Life member of AGIA, Member of ALIA, GSIS, ASA, IFLA