Novus and PSA Announce Legacy Partnership
By Kristy Nudds
July 22, 2011 – Novus International is proud to support the Poultry Science Association Foundation Legacy Project, which will create an easily accessible digital record of the thousands of articles of Poultry Science Association journals published from 1908 through 1996.
July 22, 2011 – Novus International is proud to support the Poultry
Science Association Foundation Legacy Project , which will create an
easily accessible digital record of the thousands of articles of
Poultry Science Association journals published from 1908 through 1996.
The association’s current scientific journal, Poultry Science, was preceded by the International Association of Instructors and Investigators in Poultry Husbandry Proceedings (1908 through 1912) and the Journal of the American Association of Instructors and Investigators in Poultry Husbandry (1914 through 1921). The information and articles published in the pages of Poultry Science since 1996 are available online at the click of a mouse. But the massive archive of information published prior to 1996 – more than 105,000 pages in nearly 17,000 articles spread over 622 journal issues – currently exists only in hard-copy form.
“There is a massive body of science contained in these pages that is largely inaccessible because many of these volumes are buried in library stacks or – even worse – in off-campus repositories,” says Poultry Science Association Foundation President William Saylor. “The goal of the Legacy Project is to create an indexed digital record so that we don’t turn our backs on nine decades of data and classic papers that became the foundation of poultry science.”
Saylor says the price tag of the project is estimated at $60,000. Novus International has committed to underwriting half this cost through dollar-for-dollar matching pledges in its challenge grant.
“The importance of the Legacy Project – to the association, its membership and the poultry industry as a whole – cannot be overstated,” says Dr. Scott Carter, Novus Global Poultry Market Manager. “We believe in the vision of the Legacy Project – to preserve the knowledge of those who came before us to be used by those who come after. So we’re delighted to support an effort that is going to make a wealth of information and research data readily available to current and future generations of poultry scientists.”
Novus urges those interested in supporting the Legacy Project to visit http://www.poultryscience.org/legacygift.asp to learn more about the program.