Texas A&M University Libraries Partners with AABP's Bovine Practitioners

By Marketing and Communications | 12-10-2019

The Texas A&M University Libraries’ Medical Sciences Library and Preservation Unit are pleased to announce a partnership with American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP).

Under this partnership, the Libraries’ Preservation Unit scanned and digitized 76 volumes of the AABP’s Bovine Practitioner journal. These high-quality scans are searchable and will both be made available to the public and preserved in the Libraries digital collections. This is the first time these articles will be free to veterinarians, scholars and the public.

Over 2,000 articles were submitted to the Open Journal System (OJS), with assistance from the Texas Digital Library who is also hosting the website. The articles discuss topics such as animal science, administration and bovine health. 

“Preservation was very excited to be a part of this project [because] the core of preservation is providing access to information in both the physical and digital format,” Texas A&M Libraries Director of Preservation, Julie Mosbo Ballestro said.

“In particular, we are proud of being part of such a collaborative project that helps build relationships between Texas A&M University and AABP, and allows for open access to a journal clearly used and valued by its profession.”

The open access journal is available to anyone who registers on the Bovine Practitioner website. With the open access format, AABP said more submissions will be accepted to the journal. The scans are also beneficial to AABP members by having instant access to an online platform for all Bovine Practitioner issues. The Bovine Practitioner can be found at https://bovine-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/bovine/index.php/bovine/index.

In the future, there are plans to add AABP Annual Conference and AABP Recent Veterinary Graduate Conference proceedings on a similar platform.

Press release adapted from https://www.beefmagazine.com/animal-health/aabp-articles-now-publicly-available-online.