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1 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels/Renewable Energy -- An emerging area of national concern NAL – poised to provide information to support research Alvetta Pindell, Head, Information Research Services Branch National Agricultural Library (301)

2 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 What is NAL? National Library USDA Library Partner Institution

3 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Established in 1862 when President Lincoln signed the Organic Act creating the U.S. Department of Agriculture Achieved National Library Status Ensure and enhance access to agricultural information for a better quality of life The only U.S. National Library dedicated to agriculture and related subjects National Agricultural Library

4 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, Farm Bill Proposal $500 million-- Ag Bioenergy and Biobased Products Research Initiative $150 million--Biomass Research and Development Act $150 million--Forest Wood-to-Energy Program $100 million--Cellulosic Bioenergy Program Biomass Reserve Program (BRP) $710 millionRenewable Energy Supply & Energy Efficiency Improvements Program

5 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 USDA Energy Goals Ensure balance in production of Food, Feed, Fiber, and Fuels –Sustainable agriculture and natural resource-based energy production –Sustainable bioeconomies for rural communities –Efficient use of energy and energy conservation –Workforce development for the bioeconomy FAMU Biodiesel Fuel Workshop

6 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Ag Research Challenges Increasingly multi-disciplinary Increasingly data driven (e-Science) Exponentially increasing content prices Globalization Change is inevitable – are we to be architects or victims of its outcomes? Alton Thompson

7 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Agricultural Research Service (ARS) –Finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table. USDAs intramural research agency

8 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Regional Research Center Bioenergy Research Locations Thermal Ethanol Conversion Biodiesel Methane Feedstocks On-Farm Citrus Waste

9 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Ethanol from Citrus Waste: Winter Haven, FL Developed laboratory scale method to process citrus waste Working to demonstrate the process at the 10,000 gallon scale level at a local citrus processing facility

10 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES) Extramural Research Agency –Provides grants Links USDA and state components –Land Grant Universities –Extension

11 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 CSREES Partners

12 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Opportunities for Success Creativity – innovation – history – spirit National Digital Library for Agriculture (NDLA) is envisioned as a dynamic system built on partnerships Multi-institutional collaboration

13 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Todays NDLA Building Blocks Important Partnerships and Services AGNIC USDAs Digital Desktop Library (DigiTop) AgSpace: NAL digital repository AGRICOLA – NALs database USAIN Land Grant Colleges and Universities

14 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE FUTURE Renewable Energy –The good: What is being done –The bad: Challenges –The future: Collaboration

15 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 NAL has much to offer: NAL collection Online access to selected full-text, bibliographic references, data and other multimedia 24/7 –Statistical analysis for accountability Outreach mechanisms including: –Listservs –Blogs –Training –Well connected with Google Attend/hold conferences to promote information sharing

16 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 NAL is poised for biofuels: Provides access to literature from the national collection at NAL and libraries and information centers around the world –NAL is the worlds largest agricultural library –Provides through DigiTop digital desktop access to more than 2,400 scientific journals, databases and other resources for USDA employees around the world Manages conversion of print texts for the Internet Partners with strong connections to the Land-Grant Universities

17 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 NAL - A great foundation for research and information dissemination Establishes subject focused information centers, including the complementary centers: –Water Quality; – Alternative Farming Systems; –Rural Development; – Invasive Species –Animal Welfare Develops and manages extensive Web sites; including interagency sites: –Nutrition.gov, –Invasivespeciesinfo.gov NAL provides trusted, non-biased, science-based information

18 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 A voluntary partnership providing access to quality information AGgricultural Network Information Center

19 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008

20 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 DigiTop - USDA's Digital Desktop Library Delivers whenever they need it -- quality information resources, many not available through the "ordinary" Web.

21 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Selected DigiTop Journals: Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining Oil and Gas Business Biomass & Bioenergy Renewable Energy Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society And many more….

22 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 AGRICOLA (NALs Catalog) – providing citations to agricultural literature in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century. Nearly 5 million records Bibliographic citations to literature on all aspects of agriculture, some of which provide full text Two databases: Article Citations and Catalog Citations from 1578 to the present Front end to the digital repositories in AgSpace

23 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 AgSpace Suite of repositories for old and new works of USDA indexed into AGRICOLA 14,000 new articles 300,000 pages of historic works Content includes: images, articles, book chapters, books. Into the future… datasets, presentations, videos, patents, lab notes

24 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 USAIN 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.

25 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 The Good USDA National leadership Bioenergy leadership by USDA- REE NAL preparing to support renewable energy

26 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Bioenergy and Biofuels Information Resources

27 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, Institutional Activities – examples Florida A&M University-- Crescent Moon Organic Farm - Biofuels workshop Langston University – Wind mills with the Kiowa Tribe Prairie View A&M – Raising canola & sunflower crops Virginia State University –oilseed crops biodiesel production Building Capacity: Beginners Biodiesel Production and Use February 2008 Jennifer Taylor, PhD, Small Farm Programs

28 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 The Bad – Challenges –Federal investments dispersed –Lack of tools for handling and preserving large scale data sets –New energy industry interests –Globalization –Interdisciplinary research

29 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 What NAL has been doing to gear up: –Championing work groups to develop needed databases to help connect & coordinate biofuels research within USDA –Analyzing collection and services for maximum preparedness for request as –Proposing and campaigning for the Info Center

30 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 FUTURE = OPPORTUNITIES The Proposed Biofuels Information Center would: Draw attention to USDAs many long-standing accomplishments in biofuels research Enhance the visibility of USDA current research efforts Connect and partner with other Federal, university and industry programs Deliver customized information alert services Provide outreach and training services Provide an information gateway Respond to consumer questions

31 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 THE THE reality: Librarians are essential to successful research because we foster Creativity Innovation History Spirit We know what needs to be done!

32 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Parting Words of Wisdom I believe that the Creator has put ores and oil on this earth to give us a breathing spell. As we exhaust them, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which is Gods true storehouse and can never be exhausted. We can learn to synthesize material for every human need from things that grow. George Washington Carver

33 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 NAL Contact Information General web site: Research and Reader Services: NALAsk a Question Reference Service Desk Phone(301) Service Desk Fax(301) Borrowing

34 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Alternative Fuels: Technologies for a Healthy Planet 2008 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Seattle, WA June 17, 2008 Information Centers Alternative Farming: Animal Welfare: Food & Nutrition: Food Safety: Invasive Species: invasivespeciesinfo.gov Rural Information: Water Quality:


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