FAO-IAMSLIC Joint Activities

Chair: Marcia Croy-Vanwely (2012-2014)

Members: Maria Kalentsits, Janet Webster, Armand Gribling

Charge: To review and revise activities of mutual benefit and interest to both FAO and IAMSLIC (within the framework of the MOU), recommending proposed action to IAMSLIC’s executive board and keeping the membership informed.

Memorandum of Understanding: FAO-IAMSLIC MOU 2005 (signed PDF includes Annex 1)


Annex 6
describes the proposed joint activities for the biennium 2014-2015. It is an updated Annex to the Memorandum of Understanding between IAMSLIC and FAO on Fisheries Information Systems and Services, signed by FAO on 31 January 2005 and by IAMSLIC on 7 February 2005, and it is subject to the same provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.

FAO-IAMSLIC MOU Annex 6 2014-2015

Proposed Joint Activities for 2014-2015

  1. Promote the development and use of the Aquatic Commons repository. Participate as members of the Aquatic Commons Board and its Collection Development Working Group to further develop the system and build content. Explore funding opportunities and facilitate participation by developing country members.
  2. Improve coverage of and access to fisheries and aquaculture publications and grey literature from developing countries in the IAMSLIC Z39.50 distributed library system.
  3. Promote collaboration and networking between fisheries and aquatic science libraries by promoting membership in IAMSLIC and supporting IAMSLIC regional groups.
  4. Improve access to fisheries and aquaculture publications and/or metadata from developing countries through increased coverage in the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) database.
  5. Improve linkages from ASFA to full text open access resources, e.g. FAO fisheries documents in FAO Document Repository (FDR) and records in Aquatic Commons.
  6. Host the 41st IAMSLIC Conference in FAO, Rome, in September 2015 in conjunction with an ASFA Workshop for the European ASFA partners participating in the conference.
  7. Review the status of joint activities for 2014-2015 and produce a draft outline of activities for 2016-2017 biennium.

Annex 5 describes the proposed joint activities for the biennium 2012-2013. It is an updated Annex to the Memorandum of Understanding between IAMSLIC and FAO on Fisheries Information Systems and Services, signed by FAO on 31 January 2005 and by IAMSLIC on 7 February 2005, and it is subject to the same provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.

FAO-IAMSLIC MOU Annex 5 2012-2013
FAO-IAMSLIC MOU Annex 5 Summary of FAO’s and IAMSLIC’s Contributions

Annex 4 describes the proposed joint activities for the biennium 2010-2011. It is an updated Annex to the Memorandum of Understanding between IAMSLIC and FAO on Fisheries Information Systems and Services, signed by FAO on 31 January 2005 and by IAMSLIC on 7 February 2005, and it is subject to the same provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.

FAO-IAMSLIC Annex 4 2010-2011

Annex 3 describes the proposed joint activities for the biennium 2008-2009. It is an updated Annex to the Memorandum of Understanding between IAMSLIC and FAO on Fisheries Information Systems and Services, signed by FAO on 31 January 2005 and by IAMSLIC on 7 February 2005, and it is subject to the same provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.

FAO-IAMSLIC Annex 3 Review 2008-2009

Annex 2 describes the proposed joint activities for the biennium 2006-2007. It is an updated Annex to the Memorandum of Understanding between IAMSLIC and FAO on Fisheries Information Systems and Services, signed by FAO on 31 January 2005 and by IAMSLIC on 7 February 2005, and it is subject to the same provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.

FAO-IAMSLIC Annex 2 2006-2007

Annex 1 describes the proposed joint activities for the biennium 2004-2005 and is part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2005.