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AIG News 122 is available now!

The latest edition of AIG News, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists member newsletter is now available in full colour and digital format and best of all FREE for all readers!

Now all AIG Members and Non Members can enjoy our FREE AIG Newsletter in digital format, including all previous editions. Please click here to see our archive of AIG News.

 

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Inside this latest issue…

aig_news_122_pagesFrom Your President: Are you competent?, Institute News, Snippets, Member rewards, NSW Branch News, Education News, Membership Updates, Registered Professional Geoscientists Applications, Poverty, education, and social initiatives by the mining sector in Peru, Upcoming events, Cape Liptrap Field Trip Report, 13th SGA Biennial Meeting “Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World”, Rock collections for Junior High School – just what is needed?, Latest Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey Results Show No Signs of Improvement, Report on the first Panels of Experts Workshop in Slovenia, September 2015, 5: Seven wonders of the hydrogeological world – Canning Basin, Reporting Sulphide Mineral Observations in Drilling Intersections, Mines and Wines 2015 – Uncorking the Tasmanides, AIG VIC Deepcore Drilling Workshop, Events calendar and more…

 

AIG News is optimised to be read with Adobe Reader. Versions are available for printing (with Adobe Reader version 4.1.3 or later) or either reading on-line or downloading for reading off-line with your laptop or tablet (with Adobe Reader version 6.1.5 or later). Both versions have been tested and are compatible with Apple Preview and iBooks for Mac and iPad users.

If you experience any difficulty accessing and reading AIG News using the Adobe Reader versions listed here technical support is available.

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

 

AIG News 120 is available now!

The latest edition of AIG News, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists member newsletter is now available in full colour and digital format.

For AIG Members
AIG Members may download their free digital copy of the latest AIG News through the Member Portal.

Non Members
Non Members may purchase a digital copy of the latest AIG news through the online AIG Publications shop.

 

 

Inside this latest issue…

aig-news-120-pagesFrom Your President: On Professionalism; Institute News: Snippets, WA Branch News, NSW Branch News, Education News; Membership Updates; Registered Professional Geoscientists Approvals & Applications; IAH Seven Wonders: Gins Leap Gap Hydrogeological Wonder: Upper Namoi Valley, NSW, Australia; Bursary Report: In Situ Fe isotope analyses by SIMS; The Spirit of Ecstasy replaced with a Workhorse; Upcoming events; Forensic down-the-hole geology in search of gold; Geological mapping procedures for Porphyry Cu-Au and Epithermal Exploration; INTRAW – International Raw Materials Observatory: A new international project on raw materials; Ethics Report: What sort of complaints does AIG deal with regarding members’ conduct?; Yilgarn Retrospective; AIG Member Offer: AMIRA’s Data Metallogenica; PACRIM 2015 in Hong Kong; Events Calendar; AIG Council & AIG News

 

AIG News is optimised to be read with Adobe Reader. Versions are available for printing (with Adobe Reader version 4.1.3 or later) or either reading on-line or downloading for reading off-line with your laptop or tablet (with Adobe Reader version 6.1.5 or later). Both versions have been tested and are compatible with Apple Preview and iBooks for Mac and iPad users.

If you experience any difficulty accessing and reading AIG News using the Adobe Reader versions listed here technical support is available.

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

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.

Changes to AIG News

AIG News November 2014

AIG members will be aware that AIG News, the Institute’s quarterly membership newsletter, will be published on-line from this month (February 2015).

The move to on-line publication will be accompanied by changes in format, with the newsletter moving to a full colour magazine presentation, and allow the inclusion of links to additional content, including links to additional reading and other background materials delivered via the AIG web site and other sources, or videos hosted by the AIG YouTube channel.  AIG News will be produced by a Victorian graphic design and publishing company, MRGraphics, owned by Fiona Makin.  Fiona is a geoscientist who leads a small team of graphic designers and programmers that underpin a dynamic and innovative small business.

The on-line editions of AIG News will, of course, be freely accessible by members.  AIG News will remain a quarterly publication.

Members will also have the ability to download a print-ready version of each edition for free, purchase a printed copy of the magazine to be posted on an issue by issue basis.  Non-members will have the option of purchasing individual issues or an annual subscription to AIG News through the AIG e-Shop which will be on-line soon for electronic delivery or in printed format.

The move to electronic publishing and delivery of AIG News will both help AIG to maintain low costs of membership while, at the same time, providing members with a high quality source of news and information as part of their Institute membership.

The changes to AIG News will be implemented gradually during 2015 but we hope that members will see and appreciate the difference in the publication’s delivery and content.

The move to electronic publishing also allows advertisers to reach their audience with the aid of colour advertisements and to incorporate links to additional information, such as additional product information, presentations and videos.  Advertising rates will be reviewed during 2015 but, for now, remain at the rates published in the November 2014 issue.

Any questions or comments about the direction of AIG News may be posted here, or sent by email to the Publications Committee.

Is your email address up to date?

AIG membership renewal notices will be distributed in May and although that’s still a few months away it’s worth checking now that your contact details are up to date.

As an AIG Member, you now have access to the Membership Portal, accessed via the Membership Login button in the header of every page of the AIG website.

AIG web site home page

The membership portal enables you to keep your contact details up to date.  It will soon also provide members’ only access to AIG publications and the new-look AIG News which will be delivered electronically from the 2015 issue.  The membership portal will also carry employment advertisements and members are able to lodge classified advertisements for anything geological or geophysical that you’d like to find a new home for.  New additions to the portal will be promoted via the AIG web site and e-mail newsletters but it’s worth logging join from time to time.  The team maintaining the portal and web site are also always pleased to receive content and suggestions for improvements and new features.

AIG business emails (membership renewals, notices of annual and special general meetings etc. and other members’ only information) will always be sent to your email address registered in the membership portal.

AIG regularly distributes national and state branch email newsletters.  If you’d like to subscribe, or you need to update your newsletter content details, follow the e-newsletter subscription link from the AIG web site home page.   New subscribers simply need to complete the form.  You will receive an email with a link to confirm your identity and complete the registration process.

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Existing subscribers may update their subscription information by providing your name and new email address.  The newsletter email list manager and membership portal email addresses are not linked in order to enable non-members to also subscribe to email newsletters, or to enable members to use different email addresses for AIG membership information and email newsletters.