By Development Communication Section
SEAFDEC/AQD, represented by senior information assistant Mr. Daryl Superio, attended the 43rd ASFA (Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts) advisory board meeting held at the National Marine Data and Information Service in Beijing, China from 13 to 17 October 2014.
Mr. Superio presented SEAFDEC/AQD’s ASFA Trust Fund Proposal entitled Digitization, Open Access Deposition and the Provision of URL’s to Existing ASFA Records of SEAFDEC/AQD Publications (SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, Aqua Farm News and SEAFDEC Quarterly Research Report). The proposal was approved by the Advisory Board and the project is expected to start late this year or early next year.
As the Chairman for the IAMSLIC (International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers) Resource Sharing Committee, Mr. Superio also presented a tutorial for “Z39.50 Distributed Library or Z Catalog” that ASFA had been enthusiastically promoting.
With the aim of being a comprehensive database in the field of aquatic sciences, matters on the status of ASFA partnership; the quality, development and improvement of ASFA database; and the expansion of ASFA’s subject scope were discussed.
ASFA is an international cooperative information system which comprises an abstracting and indexing service covering the world’s literature on the science, technology, management, conservation and other aspects of fisheries and aquatic resources. It has 31 board members and partners from Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, UK, Vietnam, FAO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), SEAFDEC and from Publishing Partner ProQuest.