We have it, and you can use it to have instant purchasing power with AAPG.
That's right: AAPG offers electronic purchasing on its Web site.
What's for sale? You can browse the AAPG Bookstore. (You can find the link under "Online Services" on the AAPG home page.)
Browsing the Bookstore affords descriptions of books, CDs, maps and videos that are focused on topics of interest to the petroleum industry.
You can search the site to find something specific or you can browse by subject to discover a book on a topic that interests you.
Registration is not a requirement for browsing the site; however, the first time you choose to make a purchase you will need to take a few minutes to register.
But money isn't everything, even in eBusiness.
Applications can be downloaded. Change of addresses can be e-mailed. Registration forms can be downloaded. Class information can be browsed. Resumes and staff and leadership can be e-mailed with a click.
The AAPG Web site is filled with all sorts of forms -- both e-forms and print forms -- to help you do business online.
Then there's the research aspect of AAPG's site. Access to AAPG BULLETINs, books and meeting abstracts is just the tip of the iceberg of data available.
And remember, the "Gateways" are where links are provided to most government, educational and even fun sites. Also, take time to check out what other affiliates are doing on their local sites.
And the beat goes on.
One more cliché -- planning and implementing continues for AAPG's Web site as we seek to make it an integral part of your daily life.
For example, in addition to keeping up current, useful information, there are plans to add classified ads to the EXPLORER area. Expansion of the Professional Search database is planned. Also, look for more e-forms, which will allow you to apply for membership, sponsor a member or even register for a meeting.