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Author(s):Dale, Don
Author Affiliation:Freelance Writer, Altadena, California
Title:Worldwide resource for turfgrass information: A turf library at your fingertips
Source:Turf [Central Edition]. Vol. 21, No. 10, October 2008, p. B6, B8.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:St. Johnsbury, VT: Moose River Publishing LLC
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Turfgrass information center; Facility profile; History; Business management
Facility Names:Turfgrass Information Center, in East Lansing, Michigan
Subjects' Names:Cookingham, Pete
Abstract/Contents:Profiles the Turfgrass Information Center (TIC) at the Michigan State University Library at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan. States that "the Turfgrass Information Center at Michigan State University has the largest collection of turfgrass articles, books and other materials in the world." Details the history of TIC, stating that it "was set up in 1984, using the funding and momentum from the U.S. [United States] Golfing Association to get started, but the impetus could be found much earlier." Notes that "in 2003, [Dr. James] Beard and his wife Harriet donated [Dr. Beard's personal] collection [of turfgrass literature], called by TGIF [The Turfgrass Information File] 'the finest personal compilation of turf-related material in existence,' to the center." Profiles TIC project manager, Pete Cookingham, stating that he is "a librarian with an academic and working background in parks." Explains that "one goal in making this information easier to use is to accumulate enough money in the endowment to discontinue subscription fees. That would truly make this an information superhighway paved with turf."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Dale, D. 2008. Worldwide resource for turfgrass information: A turf library at your fingertips. Turf: Centr. 21(10):p. B6, B8.
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