Posting Policy for Web-only Publications
When AgComm lays out a document for online publication, AgComm will create an ADA-compliant digital file and post it to the Web.
When authors or departments lay out their own publications, the originating department is responsible for creating the digital file, making sure it is ADA compliant, and posting it on the Web.
The originating department also must provide the following to AgComm:
- The URL link to the publication for listing in the online Store.
- A brief description of the publication's contents (two or three sentences).
The reason AgComm won't post digital files created by other authors or departments is simple: it's quite possible that AgComm doesn't have the same fonts, graphics, drivers, or other technical information used to create the file. Without this data, the Web document may be technically flawed, resulting in slow loading times or corrupt files. Therefore, the one who lays out a publication should be the one who creates and posts the digital file.
AgComm staff members are communication professionals who are trained in document design and are familiar with current technology, design trends, and publication guidelines. That's why we encourage authors to use AgComm for document layout.