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    EDIS Publication System

    The EDIS website is a comprehensive, single-source repository of all current UF/IFAS numbered peer-reviewed publications.

    UF/IFAS academic departments develop and maintain a collection of publications available for universal free distribution on the World Wide Web and through the Florida Cooperative Extension Service County Offices and Research and Education Centers statewide. Each year, visitors to the EDIS website access one of over 7,500 publication titles more than 25 million times. A streamlined publication process, universal Web access, and print as needed services not only reduce the cost but also expand the impact of UF/IFAS publications.

    History

    UF/IFAS has had a long history of providing electronic access to publications, beginning in the early 1990s when it began producing handbooks of documents on CD ROMS. The Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval System (FAIRS) website first went online in May 1995 and continued until 1998 when the name was changed to Extension Data Information Source (EDIS) to reflect changes in scope and function. EDIS became the single source for all Extension publications and was also adapted to permit extension units to print documents on an as-needed basis. More recently, the UF/IFAS Solutions for Your Life Web initiative has brought EDIS publications together with other valuable Web resources within the framework in a single Web-user friendly theme and framework.

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    Resources for the daily operation of the EDIS publication system are allocated to EDIS through the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The publications are the output of Florida Cooperative Extension programs.

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