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Miller Hays, Jim De Quattro, Jody Shuart, Pete Lombardo, Flor Schroder and Rob
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ARS Information Team Wins Award for Spanish
Website By Don
Comis February 7, 2006
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7A team of
Agricultural Research Service employees
has won an ARS award for expanding the information available in
Spanish on the agency's website.
The ARS Spanish Website Development Team won the 2005 ARS Excellence
in Information Award for translating additional material into Spanish and for
creating specialized links in Spanish for the site. The team of designers,
translators and web specialists is being honored today at an agency award
ceremony at U.S. Department of Agriculture
"This group of employees has shown a great deal of teamwork, effort
and innovation to bring this Spanish website to fruition," said ARS
Administrator Edward B. Knipling. "Their work has made information about ARS
research and programs available to millions of people in the United States and
around the world."
The award is given to employees who make outstanding contributions to
the agency's ability to coordinate and deliver information services and
technologies that support agricultural research and education.
Members of the team are ARS Information Staff (IS) Director
Miller Hays, IS webmaster
Quattro, IS secretary
Schroder, IS designer
Shuart, ARS Web Branch Chief
Lombardo, and Internet specialist
The website offers users information in Spanish about ARS
programs and other subjects. In addition to accessing the translated pages,
visitors can link to databases and other features of the English-language site
using navigation buttons. The team expanded and refined software developed by
Lombardo to manage the web pages.
ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research