The National Committee is responsible for the publication of the AGIA newsletter – The Great Australian Byte (GAB) – which informally communicates topics of interest and the activities of the National Committee and the Branches. You can access the current issue and back issues from the links below.
- AGIA AGM – Reports, New National Committee and Special Resolution
- AGIA South Australia Seminar report – Government geoscience information resources and systems in South Australia and the Northern Territory
- AGIA Occasional Paper 10 available online – Dr Kerry Smith’s report on the use of GeMPeT
- NOPIMS update
- 2018 AGCC Update
- recap of recent events - AGIA Cut Mine Tour & PPDM Perth Data Management Workshop
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- philosophical – keeping the GAB in its original form is an important part of the historical record of AGIA.
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OCCASIONAL PAPER SERIES ISSN 0816-6234
Occasional Paper 10 Access to geoscience information – a survey on GeMPeT Kerry Smith 2017 view pdf
Occasional Paper 9 AGIA 2015 Geoscience Information Seminar proceedings: Legacy data - looking at the past, thinking of the future AGIA National Committee (Ed. Vanessa Johnson) 2016 view pdf
Occasional Paper 8 Developments in Australian geoscience information in the late 1960s and onwards with special reference to the Australian Mineral Foundation, the Australian Earth Sciences Information System and the Australian Thesaurus of Earth Sciences and Related Terms D.A. (Des) Tellis 2015 view pdf
Occasional Paper 7 Union list of serials in Western Australian geoscience libraries, 1993 AGIA (WA Branch): Eds. Irene Nutt & Bobbie Bruce 1993 view pdf
Occasional Paper 6 Union list of journals in NSW geoscience libraries (2nd edition) Suzanne Newton (nee Mead) 1992 view pdf
Occasional Paper 5 AGIA union list of journals in NSW libraries Suzanne Mead 1990 view pdf
Occasional Paper 4 Guidelines for geoscience bibliographical databases Lorraine A. Gerdes & Kerry Smith 1990 view pdf
Occasional Paper 3 A Directory of geoscience information sources for Western Australia (2nd edition) AGIA (WA Branch); Ed. Stephen Lipple 1990 view pdf
Occasional Paper 3 A Directory of geoscience information sources for Western Australia AGIA (WA Branch); Ed. Ian Barnett. 1987 view pdf
Occasional Paper 2 Papers presented at the AGIA map workshop on 24 July 1985 at the Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide. AGIA (SA Branch) 1985 view pdf
Occasional Paper 1 Geochemical databases: the Western Mining experience Richard Young 1985 view pdf
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