The OIP Library Assistance Program (LAP) provides APS publications to developing country libraries and institutions which do not have access or cannot afford them. OIP also assists APS members who wish to donate APS resources (books, DVDs, compendia) to designated libraries. This program has benefited many students and faculty in developing countries. Special thanks to those who donated and supported for the APS-OIP Library Assistance Program. A full report of activity since 2003 is available for review.
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Young-Ki Jo Texas A&M University Department of Plant Pathology & MicrobiologyCollege Station, TX 77843 Phone: (979) 862-1758 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank Dr. Conrad Krass for his generous donation of plant disease compendia and other reference books to our library and appreciation is also extended to the Library Assistance Program of the Office of International Program of the American Phytopathological Society (APS-OIP) for paying off the shipping costs. These publications will be placed in the library of our department, which is accessed by our under- and post-graduate students and faculty members. They will be extremely useful in teaching, extension, and research purposes. On behalf of our students and staff, we thank you for such a thoughtful generosity. We always welcome any additional publications that help support our library collections. Donation of more publications especially the Annual Review of Phytopathology and books of microbial identifications would be deeply appreciated.
Yasser Shabana, PhD Professor & Chairman of Plant Pathology Department Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura UniversityEGYPT
The text books and compendia donated by the APS OIP Library Donation and Books for the World programs will be an invaluable addition to our plant pathology capacity building program in the Lao PDR. The bulk of the books will be housed in the Crop Disease Diagnostics Laboratory of the Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office in Pakse, Champasak Province, with copies distributed to a second diagnostic laboratory in Savannakhet Province, the Sai-Nyai eco-school located in Batchieng District and the National University of Laos, Nabong Campus. The books will assist current and future volunteers (such as Dr Ireland, an Australian Volunteer for International Development), as well the local laboratory staff (three young Lao women) in diagnostic, training and extension efforts to district and provincial staff and farmers.
The Library Assistance Program of the APS Office of International Programs recently donated nine volumes of the Annual Review of Phytopathology and a copy of Hungry Planet to the library of the National Agricultural Research Institute (INIAP) Santa Catalina station in Ecuador. The librarian María de Lourdes Guerra Castillo says that these are the first and only copies of the Annual Review and have a permanent location with a few other Spanish language books on plant pathology. Miss Guerra mentioned that the library does get foreign book donations from time to time and they are always greatly appreciated.
Charles W. BarnesInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones AgropecuariasECUADOR
I have received the books and other publications that APS donated to us, I am most sincerely thankful for your donation. We have virtually no pathology books in our university library. Thank you so much. If you have any additional books, kindly send them to me and they will go a long way in equipping our rather poorly stocked library. Thank you.
Losenge Turoop, Ph.D.Department of Horticulture Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)KENYAI would like to thank you for publications that you have donated to our university. Professor Laziza A. Gafurova has passed them to me to look through, then all of these will be stored in the university's library. Dr. Batyr A Khasanov Chair, Deptartment of Phytopathology Tashkent State Agrarian University UZBEKISTAN
I would like to thank you for attention and sending the publications. They will be extremely useful to all users. Please if there is a chance you could send additional publications, we will be very grateful. We appreciate your care and consideration and look forward to hearing from you again. Professor Gela Javakhishvili Georgia State Agrarian University GEORGIA
I would like to thank you for the publications you sent to our library at the National Center for Agricultural Research & Extension. As an agricultural specialized library we always welcome any additional publications that help support our library collections. So, it would be greatly appreciated if you send us more publications. Thank you for your cooperation. Khawla Khatib, Director Assistant The National Library for Agricultural Information The National Center for Agricultural Research & ExtensionJORDANThis appreciation letter is issued as an acknowledgement to the generosity of the Office of International Program of the American Phytopathological Society which kindly donated book collections to our library. All of these collections will be placed in the Library of our department which can be accessed by our students and lecturers. These collections will be very useful in achieving our goals to teach students using a problem-based learning strategy, which is heavily based on the availability of readings in order for students to understand plant pathology. Though internet is available, due to limited access to most full articles posted, we faced problems to provide wide access for students and staff. Therefore, the availability of these collections is greatly appreciated. On behalf of our students and staff, we thank you for such a very kind generosity, and we are looking forward to having more assistance in the future.
Ceppy Nasashi, Ir., M.S.Tarkus Suganda, Ir., M.Sc., Ph.D.Department of Plant Protection Universitas Padjadjaran INDONESIA
The Library Assistance Program of the Office of International Program of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a wonderful program to help the scientists, academics. Libraries, institutions with books, journals, CDs, compendia, etc., particularly in the developing countries those who can not afford to buy. Affordability should not be a constraint to put your mark in the scientific world and that has become a reality through the generosity of this particular program. The books I received through this program brought a real difference in my teaching and research capability. A big thank you to the Library Assistance Program.
Dr. Shamsul Akanda Department of Agriculture PNG University of Technology PAPUA NEW GUINEA
I would like to grab this opportunity and thank you for coordinating Library Assistance Program of APS. The issues of Plant Diseases Journal (from 1995 to 2005) donated by Dr. Paul Grooteman and coordinated by you were very helpful for our research Institute and many scientists and students are using these journals. We have kept them in our library and they will be useful for all people in this research institute. Thank you so much for your kind assistance and it would highly appreciated if you could support us more with scientific materials in future.
Dr. Mohammad Razavi Department of Plant Pathology Plant Pests and Diseases Research Institute IRAN
We would like to thank you for the book collection on Phytopathology and Plant Disease that you have donated for our department. The books are now placed at the faculty library. They are accessible for teachers and researchers from the faculty and the university as a whole, as well as for students, especially those preparing theirs masters or Ph.D.s. These scientific references will certainly be beneficial and useful for biologists at our faculty, and will help them get direct access to scientific articles.
Dr. Abdelhakim Hatimi Head of Biology DepartmentUniversity of Ibn ZohrMOROCCO