Union Catalogue of Agricultural Libraries in the Netherlands
The WUR Library Catalogue contains bibliographic data on books and periodicals held by the libraries of Wageningen University and Research Centre and some 15 associated libraries. Holding data are added to each record.
Subjects covered include Agrotechnology, Food and Food Production, Plant and Animal Sciences, Soil Science, Geo-information, Landscape and Spatial Planning, Water and Climate, Ecosystem Studies, Economics and Society.
The joint collections of the participating libraries cover a substantial part of the internationally available scientific literature in these disciplines.
As far as Dutch scientific literature in these fields is concerned, coverage can be considered near 100%, including much of the so-called "grey literature".
All titles are entered in their original language. Keywords are added to facilitate subject searching.
The database is updated every day and now contains over 830.000 records.
The agricultural co-operatives in the Netherlands have always had difficult problems. It often happened that the co-operatives were beneficial to farmers, because the prices of the products sold were higher and of the products bought lower.The agricultural co-operatives are non-profit-making organizations. The author stressed the point that there could also be serious disadvantages to this status. Other firms and corporations were more aggressive, and were more oriented to technical progress and the introduction of new products.It was found that the supply co-operative in particular had to concentrate on the buying of products; it seemed to be possible to combine this business with banking, but not with the selling of products.
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