Past and Help Serve the Future!
There are still a number of gaps in the physical and online Collections that need
to be filled. It is only through the cooperation of those interested in
turfgrass research and management that TIC continues to receive back issues,
new titles, and is kept on the mailing lists for the latest volumes or
Do you have printed materials relating to turf culture that need a new,
public, home? Can you help contribute to the legacy of a great turf agronomist
and provide a known library where scientists, professionals, scholars,
and students can have access to the great tradition of reporting in turf
science? Please donate those reports, books, papers, and magazines to
the O.J. Noer Memorial Turfgrass Collection or the James B Beard Turfgrass Library Collection. Publishers,
click here for more information on the possibility of providing access to your materials
online through TGIF.
bookplate will be affixed inside the front cover of each item retained
for the Noer Collection or for the Beard Collection. Also, TGIF database records will be created
for materials as they are processed, making them "once again known"
to the turfgrass community. Items already appropriately held will be made
available to other institutions and professional associations to build
their collections, thus strengthening the collective access to the turf
science "body of knowledge."
Items donated to the Collections are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please see TIC's "Gift in Kind Valuation and Intent Form" which provides the bases and further information about gifts which will be claimed for tax purposes. We reserve the right to dispose of out-of-scope, beyond-affordable preservation, or excessive duplicate items.
The following are partial listings of materials currently needed to further
"complete" the O.J. Noer Memorial Turfgrass Collection. Please
note that these listings are incomplete and constantly changing. Therefore,
what you may have to donate may not be listed. This does not mean that
we might not want it! In addition, a wide variety of information "types" are
represented in the TGIF database. While the bulk of the databases consists
of the material types listed below, turfgrass resources in various other
formats may be needed as donations. Please refer all questions about
donations to Pete
Cookingham. Thank you. Your continued support in building the Collections is greatly appreciated.
Types of Needed Materials