Dr Barbara Hutchinson

Hutchinson, Barbara

Dr Barbara Hutchinson

Dr. Barbara Hutchinson, semi-retired, directs the Global Rangelands initiative at the University of Arizona through the School of Natural Resources & the Environment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and acts as Communications Coordinator for the new Natural Resource Users Law & Policy Center (NRULPC), a collaboration of CALS, Cooperative Extension and the College of Law. She is involved in developing local and international collaborative projects and programs and is particularly interested in the open dissemination of information, data, and educational resources to facilitate life-long learning, improved decision-making, and the advancement of innovation for solving society’s grand challenges. These interests are most fully realized in the activities of The Rangelands Partnership, a collaboration of 19 Land-Grant Universities, through the development of Global Rangelands [http://globalrangelands.org], Rangelands West [http://rangelandswest.org], and Arizona Rangelands [http://globalrangelands.org/Arizona]. Previously, she was also Managing Director of the International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) and Director of CALS Communications and Technologies unit. Dr. Hutchinson has served as President of the U.S. Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), Chair of the AgNIC Executive Board, President of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) and was a member of the North American Advisory Board for CAB International. She holds a PhD from the UA in Higher Education Administration, an MLS in Library Science, and a BA in History.

My publications

Refereed and Major Journal Articles

Greider, A.P. and B.S. Hutchinson. 2017. The United States Agricultural Information Network: Accomplishments through Strategic Collaboration.  Library Trends Vol. 65, No. 3, pages 253-278.

Hutchinson, B. and G. Ruyle.  2013. Rangeland Management at Your Finger Tips: Introducing three new websites.  The Rimrock Report Vol. 6, No. 1, pages 1-3.

Hutchinson, B.S., J. Pfander, J. Tanaka, and J. Clark.  2011.  Rangelands West/Global Rangelands, eXtension Rangelands, and the Range Science Information System: A Suite of New Web Resources.  Rangelands Vol. 33, Issue 4 [ http://www.srmjournals.org/doi/full/10.2111/1551-501X-33.4.55 ].

Moran, S., B. Hutchinson, S. Marsh, M. McClaran, and A. Olsson.  2009.  Archiving and Distributing Three Long-Term Interconnected Geospatial Data Sets.  Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 47, No. 1, pages 59-71.

Hutchinson, B., et al.  2008.  Making the Case for a Next-Generation Digital Information System to Ensure America’s Leadership in Agricultural Sciences in the 21st Century.  A Background Document Commissioned by the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN).

Hutchinson, B.S., J.L. Pfander, and G. Ruyle.  Collaborative Initiatives to Deliver Agricultural Information. Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services. Edited by Peter Hernon and Ronald R. Powell. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. 177-197.

Hutchinson, B. 2007.   Major Agricultural Information Initiatives:  With Emphasis on Developing Country Services.  Commissioned by Cornell University and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the 1st WorldAgInfo symposium, held at Cornell University, October 2007. (http://worldaginfo.org/files/Agricultural%20Information%20Initiatives.pdf)

Henzel, J. and B. Hutchinson.  2006. Using Web Services to Promote Library-Extension Collaboration.  Library Hi Tech 24 (1): 126-141.

Jones, D.E., G. Ruyle, and B. Hutchinson.  2003.  Rangelands of the Western U.S.: Outreach Using the AgNIC Model.  The Reference Librarian 82:125-140.

Hutchinson, B. and G. Ruyle. 2003. Partnering for Better Management of Western Rangelands: Using Web Technologies to Get the Word Out.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Information 4(3):75-89.  

Gardner, M., J. Gilbertson, B. Hutchinson, T. Lynch, J. McCue, and A. Paster.  2002.  Partnering for Improved Access to Agricultural Information: The Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) Initiative.  (American Research Libraries) ARL Bimonthly Report 223, August 2002.

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