User Input Sought for Biosystems Engineering Digital Library

Monday, April 08, 2019
User Input Sought for Biosystems Engineering Digital Library

St Joseph, Mich--ASABE is supporting development of the Biosystems Engineering Digital Library (BEDL) and is soliciting input that will help refine the library’s structure and functionality.

BEDL will provide fully documented digital resources for the global biosystems engineering community. The library will include a variety of media, including photographs, video, and data, from across the globe, all linked to metadata describing context and use. Through a custom web interface, users will have the opportunity to upload, download, search, and comment on content.

Organizers are currently seeking input from biosystems and agricultural engineers around the world, to learn how users might benefit from the library and to ascertain key features.

To learn more about the project and to participate in an online users survey, click here. The survey closes 26 April 2019.

Those wishing to participate in testing BEDL or receive project updates may email with their name and contact information.

A prototype of BEDL was an output of an EU-US Atlantis Program project funded by the US Department of Education and by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The project team comprised members from four European and two US universities. Following completion of the project, four ASABE members on the Atlantis project team requested ASABE support for operational development of BEDL and are leading ASABE's BEDL development efforts. 

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.