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Includes guidelines for best practice , information about resource sharing networks, and details of training opportunities in librarianship.


Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
The overall objective of the ASFA Partnership is to disseminate information on aquatic sciences and fisheries to the world community, bearing in mind the special interests of developing countries in this field. Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) is an International Cooperative Information System which comprises an abstracting and indexing service covering the world's literature on the science, technology, management, and conservation of marine, brackish water, and freshwater resources and environments, including their socio-economic and legal aspects.

CROP Librarians , Archives and Information Management (CLAIM) website
Includes access to CLAIM documents and reports, guidelines for best practice in information management, and training resources.

The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers [IAMSLIC] Resource Sharing Network
One of the benefits of being a member of IAMSLIC is the Z39.50 Distributed Library and Interlibrary Loan program, with more than 90 IAMSLIC member libraries from more than 25 countries offering materials to other member libraries via interlibrary loan and document delivery. Through the IAMSLIC Z39.50 Distributed Library website, member libraries can search the Z catalog and the Union List of Marine & Aquatic Serials and then initiate their interlibrary loan request.