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Welcome to the New AIG News

AIG News 119AIG News 119, the first issue of the revamped AIG members’ newsletter is now available for download here!

AIG News has a completely new look, a new editor, and a totally revamped, full colour, magazine-style format designed to appeal to readers, contributors and advertisers alike.  Each issue will continue to include a mixture of Institute news, topical and short technical articles.  The design of AIG News will evolve over the next few issues, including taking advantage of electronic publication to access additional content, including videos and other media.

To help introduce the new AIG News, this issue is available to all members and interested geoscientists in Australia and throughout the world.

AIG News issues and subscriptions will also soon be available through the institute’s new on-line bookstore.  AIG members will continue to have access to most AIG publications in electronic form, including AIG News, free of charge using a discount code available through the membership portal.

Non-members will also be able to purchase an annual subscription or individual copies of AIG News as either an electronic download or as a full colour, print publication.  Members will also be able to purchase full colour print copies of the magazine on an individual issue or subscription basis.  Each edition will be available as both a high-resolution PDF, designed for printing or a low-resolution PDF designed for reading on- or off-line using the Acrobat reader, iBooks, or other e-book software on a laptop or tablet.

AIG’s new editor, Fiona Makin, is a geoscientist, a member of AIG’s Victoria Branch committee and the owner of MRGraphics, an electronic media, graphics design and publishing company based in the Victorian goldfields.  Fiona is assisted by Wency Luong, a talented graphics designer and a software support team.  Fiona and her team are looking into options for including a wider range of media in future editions of AIG News to enhance the delivery of news and information to members, while retaining the ability to produce AIG News in print form if required.

AIG News will continue to be published on a quarterly basis, in February, May, August and November.

Advertisers can now take advantage of AIG News’ electronic format to link advertisements to their web sites or other information regarding their events, products and services.  Potential contributors and advertisers should contact Fiona for more information.

We hope that you enjoy the new AIG News and welcome feedback.

One response to “Welcome to the New AIG News”

  1. Geoff Derrick says:

    Hi there

    While it is all gung ho in moving to this sort of platform. I found that there was an unacceptably high number of very low quality images scattered throughout the single page pdf. This is well below print copy standards, and even I can make a pdf with high quality graphics inside of it..

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