Geologic guidebooks tell stories about the history of our continent's beautiful natural landscapes, but to date they have not been easily obtained by today's researchers. To facilitate greater access to these guidebooks, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) have jointly launched a free database, which catalogs decades of these guidebooks from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) announced that the Karst Information Portal has been upgraded. The portal is a free on-line library with thousands of reports and publications in many languages from over 20 countries around the world. It is a project of NCKRI in partnership with The University of South Florida Libraries, International Union of Speleology, and the University of New Mexico. The Portal is used by explorers, managers, educators, and scientists to advance their activities in cave and karst studies.
The American Geosciences Institute is providing open full text access to the abstracts from the 35th International Geological Congress that was held in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2016. This collection covers nearly 4000 abstracts from the program.