Use of Electronic Communications and Publications

The Association will use electronic communications as much as possible for maintaining reference documents such as the Guidelines for Southern Directors and will use this medium for the preparation and distribution of agenda briefs, newsletters and other communications between members. Appropriate methods will be used to ensure the confidentiality and safety of electronically generated or stored information.

The Association has established new procedures for publishing regional cooperative bulletins and other documents relating to regional activities. Publications will be electronically documented and filed by the reporting station and the reference noted on the SAAESD Home Page. The reporting station will notify libraries and provide electronic access to the publication. It is the intent that electronic publications have the same kind of peer review and recognition as other publications, noting that the method of storage and presentation should have no bearing on the quality and utility of the documents. Complete Publishing Guidelines are available on the homepage. In addition, Guidelines for Homepages of Regional Projects and Activities is available to assist in development of webpages specific to individual activities.