The National Agricultural Library has launched its redesigned Web site as a gateway connecting users swiftly with the services of NAL and with the billions of pages of agricultural information within NAL collections and information resources.

Visitors to the front page of the newly designed site can browse information on popular agricultural topics—from Animals and Livestock to Rural Community Development. Each follow-on Web page leads quickly to more carefully selected information, designed to answer questions frequently asked by visitors to the site and to NAL.

NAL’s Web site currently receives an average of 4.3 million hits each month from people seeking agricultural information. This number should increase in response to the site’s user-friendly design, enhanced searching capabilities scheduled for early 2006 and the redesign of subsidiary sites during the next few months.

Through April 2006, NAL will introduce redesigned web sites on food safety, water quality, invasive species, human nutrition, alternative farming systems, animal welfare and technology transfer. New searching capabilities will mean that NAL databases can be searched at the same time as NAL web pages.

Agricultural Research Magazine