Authors' Guide

With the launch of the new portal, the AGDP has ceased to operate as a separate entity.

Since the AGDP documents are still a valuable resource, we plan to leave the site essentially intact for the time being. Most of the documents on this site carry open-source licenses, therefore making anyone free to update them, modify them, and post on the portal or anywhere else they find appropriate, provided that the license/copyright policies of that site aren't in conflict. Some of these documents have already been added to the portal. (A prominent exception is the AG Training Project tutorials; these tutorials will remain available in their WebCT form, and I have linked to them from the new portal; however, they are not licensed for free re-distribution.) AGDP authors and contributors are encouraged to contribute materials to the new portal.

If you are interested in developing documentation for the AGDP, or just finding out more about how the AGDP operates, the Authors' Guide may be of interest to you. It covers topics such as choosing a subject, file formats, document conventions, licensing issues, and the document review process.

If you have ideas about a document you'd like to write (or help write), and would like to brainstorm with us about how to approach this (and perhaps find others to collaborate with), please send mail to

The AGDP review process is very iterative; we are committed to working with authors to ensure that both the review team and the authors are proud of the published document. When considering a document, the review team members ask themselves: Is this document. . .

  • Technically accurate?
  • Written in an appropriate tone and style for its target audience?
  • Free of grammatical, spelling, logical, and other errors?
  • Well-organized?
  • Free from any other problems which would make it a poor fit for the AGDP?

Link to the Access Grid Documentation Project Authors' Guide