About Hand picked… and carefully sorted

hand picked… and carefully sorted
is the the place where the content specialists who put together  CAB Abstracts, (and many other wonderful research tools from CABI) try to highlight just some of the vast amount of research information that goes into the products that we make.

We are doing this because, to quote Bruce Sterling:


What’s important — increasingly important — is the process by which you figure out what to look at. This is the beginning of the real and true economics of information. Not who owns the books, who prints the books, who has the holdings. The crux here is access, not holdings. And not even access itself, but the signposts that tell you what to access — what to pay attention to. In the Information Economy everything is plentiful — except attention

Hand picked… and carefully sorted is intended to be a signpost. We are using it for ourselves..and we hope that it will be useful to you as well.

A word about CABI
Established in 1910, CABI is a not for profit organisation, owned by
over 40 Member Countries. Through partnership with these countries and
our international network of people, we address local needs worldwide.
Our activities encompass scientific publishing, research and
communication, and our aim is to bridge the gap between scientific
knowledge and its application to real life.

Our People
the heart of CABI’s success are the people who make it happen. We have
over 300 staff working from 10 locations around the world, all of them
experts in their field. From publishing specialists, microbiologists,
ecologists to pathologists, we have the expertise to make a difference.