Digital Subscription Continues to Increase
The AAPG Foundation recently received generous gifts to fund new Digital Products subscriptions at three universities, and the Foundation Trustee Associates have announced two new members.
The new Trustee Associates are:
- Larry Jones, Houston.
- Charles Williamson, Sonoma, Calif.
Their membership brings the Associates total to 265.
Jones, last year’s chairman of the AAPG House of Delegates, also has provided funding for a Digital Products Subscription for the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in honor of professor M. Stout.
The month’s second gift toward a Digital Products Subscription is from M. Ray Thomasson and his wife, Merrill Shields, for the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Thomasson, of Denver, is an AAPG Honorary Member and past president.
The third gift is from John H. and Colleen Silcox, for the University of California-Berkeley.
The DataPages online university subscriptions provides access to all AAPG publications from 1917 through the present, including the AAPG BULLETIN, Environmental Geosciences and AAPG special publications. In addition, the current collection of over 600,000 pages includes over a dozen geological society collections with more being added continually.
More than $462,500 has been received for university subscriptions since the program started in 2005.
For more information, or to provide this gift to your alma mater, contact Rebecca Griffin with the Foundation at 918-560-2644.
In other Foundation news, the A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award is getting a makeover.
Robert Levorsen, of Novato, Calif., recently provided a generous gift that the Foundation will use to update the Levorsen Award plaque originally established in 1966 by Dr. A.I. Levorsen’s friends to create a lasting memorial to him.
The Levorsen Award is presented at each AAPG Section meeting to the individual presenting the best paper, with particular emphasis on creative thinking toward new ideas in exploration. The winners – including co-authors – also receive a copy of A.I. Levorsen’s book, Geology of Petroleum.