Libraries and Internet for Agri-biotech Communication in Vietnam
In the last decade the use of internet to access materials on various fields of knowledge has seemingly reduced the importance of the library. In Vietnam however, the use of the library as an important source of agricultural information for rural folks and farmers was the focus of a workshop co-organized by the Association of Vietnam Libraries. The workshop highlighted the strategies that libraries offer to bring advanced agricultural science and technologies closer to the farmers. There were also recommendations on linkage and partnership among district and provincial libraries to expedite the knowledge sharing process.
At the workshop Mr. Le Tien - Director of Agbiotech Vietnam introduced the use of the internet in disseminating knowledge. Being a member of the international biotechnology information network of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) Biotechnology Information Center, Mr. Tien guided the participants on how to access and obtain information on agricultural biotechnology in the website and how to send subscribers biotech news articles and events weekly by email.
The workshop was participated in by the media, representatives from the Information Centers of various ministries, public libraries across the country, various library staff and scientific researchers.
For information on the workshop, contact Hien Le at email@example.com of Agbiotech Viet.
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)