The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
The Center grew out of NAL's
leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov
Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov
was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL,
the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information
Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with
less than 200 links to external resources. By June
2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links.
A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this
growing wealth of resources.
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species
Council to meet the administrative, communication,
and facilitation needs specifically related to the
business and activity of the Council.
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