years, agriculture research has become more multidisciplinary and collaborations
are commonplace. All information providers can collaborate with one
and others. Sometimes, funding are generated through such collaborations.
Therefore, information providers from different sectors are always interacting.
For example, a faculty from a university conducted a research and presents
the result in a conference sponsored by a professional society in addition
to many other research from various sectors. All presenters or participants
may interact and exchange ideas in the conferences. Sometimes, such
interactions become networks of information sharing. The society later
publishes a conference proceeding making research results available
to whoever has access to the proceeding and the interactions carry on.
The diagram below shows the path of interaction between the information
diagram relationship.gif.doc (Courtesy of Haworth Press Inc.)
Source: May Chau (1997) "Finding Order in a Chaotic World: A Model
for Organized Research Using the World Wide Web" in The Challenge
of Internet Literacy: the Instruction-Web Convergence.p. 37-53. New
York: The Haworth Press, Inc.