Library Honours Anne van den Ban

Published on
July 14, 2008

All publications from Extension Education Professor Emeritus A.W. (Anne) van den Ban have been digitised. More than 200 publications can now be found on a special site in WaY. The digital access is a tribute to Van den Ban on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The website was festively opened during a meeting at the Leeuwenborch Library on 28 February, his birthday. The library has also organised a small exhibition of Van den Ban's work.

Anne van den Ban wrote 'Agricultural extension', a handbook on agricultural information, which has appeared in ten languages. In the 1970s, he expanded extension education to fields such as nutrition, health and environment. Van den Ban can still be seen weekly at 'his' department. He helped with looking up articles and writing publishers with regard to any copyrights on the material. He considers the Library's initiative as the crowning glory of his work.

(newsletter 1-2008)