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Name of Collaboratory :

 

AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics

 
 

URL :

  http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/  
 

Collaboratory Status :

 
Operational   Start Date : 1995 End Date : Info Last Updated : Tue, Dec 6 2011 5:01am PST
 
 

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Community Data Systems  
 

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

   
 

Domain(s) :

  SOCIAL SCIENCES >Economics >Agricultural Economics, SOCIAL SCIENCES >Economics >Economics  
 

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :

 

AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.

The majority of items in AgEcon Search are working papers, conference papers, and journal articles, although other types such as books chapters and government documents are included. AgEcon Search will serve as the permanent archive for this literature and encourages authors and organizations to use this electronic library as the storehouse for additional appropriate scholarly electronic works.

AgEcon Search is co-sponsored by the Department of Applied Economics and the University Libraries at University of Minnesota and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. There is an advisory board of six members, who provide guidance to the project on priorities and future directions.

The site has received encouragement and financial support from:

Agricultural Economics Reference Organization
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
European Association of Agricultural Economists
Farm Foundation
International Association of Agricultural Economists
USDA Economic Research Service

Since its inception AgEcon Search has operated as a distributed network, with each institution designating a member of their organization to submit papers on their behalf. With this model, costs for maintaining the system were kept low and institutions do not have to pay membership fees for participation. In the cases where an institution had no central person to act as the network member, a fee has been charged for AgEcon Search staff to submit papers.

 
 

Access to Instruments :

   
 

Access to Information Resources :

  AgEcon Search is itself an information resource in that it is a database of scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics. The database is freely accessible to the public through the Website.  
 

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Funding Agency or Sponsor :

 
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
Agricultural Economics Reference Organization
European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)
Farm Foundation
International Association of Agricultural Economists
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service
 
 
 

Notes on Funding Agencies/Sponsors:

 
 
 
Organizations with Funded Participants:
 
Organization name:
Approx # of participants:
Description of organization's role(s):
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
University of Minnesota
   University Libraries - University of Minnesota
   Department of Applied Economics - University of Minnesota
 
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Notes on Participants/Organizations:
There are hundreds of organizations from around the world that regularly submit their publications to the site.

There is an advisory board of six members (initiated in 2006), who provide guidance to the project on priorities and future directions.

   
     
 
 

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