December 2003 Update
database has been moved to a new host over the fall.
Inc. of Vancouver, BC, Canada has graciously agreed to provide a home for
the Directory at no cost to IUFRO. We thank them for their generosity and
for Inmagic, Inc. for allowing them to provide the software to us.
report formats are updated
In addition to a new look and clearer pages, several new features are now
members can update their own records through a secure password
records are input automatically after review by the administrator
the administrator can access the files via the web.
Some additional work remains to be done, better help screens and more
explicit directions, and, eventually, multiple language registration
pages. Please send suggestions for further improvements to
Please take a look at the updated Directory. If you have not yet
registered, please do. Those of you who have registered in the past will
receive a password to access your record. As of December 2003, we have
over 130 registrations in the Directory.
November 2002 Update
Nearly 90 records have been added to the Directory database to date.
Registrations represent 30 countries from all regions of the world.
Thank-you to those who have registered. We urge others to send in their
registrations as well.
The preliminary work for the directory database and input forms, using
Inmagic software on a Windows platform was completed by Barbara Holder at
FPInnovations in Vancouver, Canada with the aid of an intern, Brenda Stull of
Langara College. Carol Green completed the html coding and revised the
basic report formats. The database is now being hosted by the University
of Washington Libraries. Currently, the registration form sends an e-mail
message to Carol Green at the Forest Resources Library and the data are
input manually. Eventually we hope to use a batch import function. The
Directory was formally launced at the IUFRO European Regional Conference
in Copenhagen in August 2002.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you are involved in forest
related information work. Fill out the registration form for the
directory at www.lib.washington.edu/Forest/iufro/IUFRORESFORM.htm. From
this form you can link to the query forms. Use the 'Message to
Adminstrator' box to tell us your evaluation of the directory forms and
how we might improve them.
Please help us by telling us of other information centres you use or know
of in your region and by spreading the news about the directory. We are
also interested in finding individuals who are willing to be regional
coordinators for the directory as it expands. Please contact Carol Green
if you are interested.
One of the goals of GFIS is to identify local information resources which
are not readily available and help make them so. The directory will be an
essential tool in helping locate those who are already collecting such
information and assisting to co-ordinate their efforts.
Forest Resources Library
University of Washington
SEATTLE, WA 98195-2112
telephone: +1 206-543-2758
fax: +1 206-543-8375
Oxford Forest Information Service
Oxford University Library Services
South Parks Road
OXFORD OX1 3RB
telephone: +44 1865 275080
fax: +44 1865 275095
Original Directory Proposal
The most recent directory of forestry and forest products libraries was
published in 1987. (Evans, Peter A.; Arizmendi, Mark A. International
Directory of Forestry and Forest Products Libraries. General Technical
Report PSW-97. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range
Experiment Station. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1987.
106 p. ) Many changes have occurred over the past fifteen years: staff
have changed, libraries have closed, and technology has greatly expanded
our ability to communicate. Many forest related collections are part of
larger collections with a broader focus and those individuals with
collection and service responsibilities have more general titles.
Identifying those people and institutions engaged in the tasks of
accessing and providing forest information resources for their
organizations has become even more difficult.
Consequently, IUFRO Unit 6.03 is developing a web-based directory to be
housed on the IUFRO server. Until such time as IUFRO has sufficient
capacity to host the database, an interim host will provide the service.
Such a directory can serve several uses.
To facilitate contacts and networks between information centers, and
specialists both internationally and regionally for information and
To help identify forest information collections within broader subject
collections and institutions.
To provide IUFRO with a mailing list of potential participants for
specialized meetings and announcements.
To provide the GFIS project with a list of information specialists and
professionals who can provide an interface between the GFIS nodes and
To provide a means for connecting the holders of forest information
resources with those who are seeking information.
The Directory will include :
A web-based interactive input form. If an interactive form is not
technically possible for immediate development, we will provide an input
template in ASCII delimited format for recording records that can be
imported into the database.
A database of searchable records using Inmagic software.
A separate IUFRO web page to link the input form and the search
Registration by regional coordinators or individual entry. Instructions
for entry and a template for ASCII formating of records will be linked to
the web page. Eventually, these instruction pages will be translated into
all IUFRO official languages.
Coordinator: Carol Green
Provides general direction for the project, working with IUFRO
Secretariat staff and project team to develop the directory and the web
Database developer: Brenda Stull of Langara College, intern at FPInnovations,
Vancouver, Canada under the direction of Barbara Holder
Develops the database and to be used for holding the directory records as
well as input, query and report forms.
Record editor: Carol Green
Receives the entries, checks data, revises entries as necessary and
imports them into the database.
Promote registration among regional contacts and institutions; submit
formatted registrations as needed.
The following individuals have agreed to serve as regional coordinators.
Additional regional coordinators are needed. Please send the names of
possible candidates to Carol Green,
Margaret Sraku-Lartey, FORIG
PO. Box/B.P. UP 63, UST, Kumasi , Ghana
Tel: +233 51 600 737; +233 5160123
Fax: 233 5160121 firstname.lastname@example.org
Inter-Library Loans Officer
CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products
P O Box E4008
Kingston, A.C.T. 2604
Phone: +61 2 6281 8356
Fax: +61 2 6281 8399
Dr Y S Parmar, Deputy Librarian
University of Horticulture and Forestry,
Solan (H.P.)- 173 230 Nauni, India
Oregon State University Libraries
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR, USA
Email : email@example.com
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Dendrology.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org