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.
After the Second World War most of the restrictions against entry to Canada as an immigrant were abolished, although the admission of farmers and farm workers has never been restricted. The ideas about Canada's immigrational capacity fluctuated with the economic situation; after 1950 the doors were opened to others than farmers and farm workers.The Dutch immigrants in Canada were distinguished by high ambitions in their career. Almost all arrived with their relatives, only seldom in larger groups, although the religious affiliation was rather high among them. New Canadians were not expected to lose their cultural identity; they had to integrate, not assimilate.Availability of land, level of production and consumption, land-ownership and credit facilities were all favourable. By interviewing some Dutch settlers the financial results of the first years of residence in Canada could be studied. Also the Settlement Service (a governmental institute) could supply information on the success of the Dutch immigrants. After four years about half of them were already independent farmers. Integration in Canadian society was successful; hardly anyone wished to be repatriated.
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