4 May 2018 : Join free Webinar on : AGRIS for Agricultural Information Users

We are pleased to invite you to attend an upcoming Webinar on AGRIS for
Agricultural Information Users

This Webinar is co-organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) together with Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA).

DATE:  Friday, 4 May 2018
TIME:  14:00 Hrs SAST (South Africa Time to Local Time Conversion)
TARGET AUDIENCE: The webinar is open to existing and potential Users of AGRIS
To PARTICIPATE:

FILL IN THIS FORM  
Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration for the Webinar, along with login instructions.

PRESENTER:  Mercy Moyo

BACKGROUND

This webinar will introduce AGRIS (the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology), - a global public domain database with more than 9 million structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology.

AGRIS covers the wide range of subjects related to agriculture science and technology, including forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences and fisheries, human nutrition, and extension.

Its content includes theses, conference papers, government publications, unique grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, etc.

Since 1975, AGRIS has been maintained by the FAO of the UN to serve users from developed and developing countries through facilitating access to available knowledge in agriculture, science and technology.

Currently the AGRIS portal is used by an average of 600,000 users a month and most of these users are from the Western World with a minimal number from Africa. 

TARGET AUDIENCE 

In a move to increase the number of users from Africa, AGRIS is inviting existing and potential users to attend this webinar and learn more about AGRIS and the benefits of using this portal.

FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED :

  • What is AGRIS?
  • Who uses AGRIS?
  • The AGRIS collection
  • The AGRIS Portal
  • How to search for content in AGRIS?

​ABOUT PRESENTER:

Mercy Moyo :

  • is an experienced library and information science specialist who holds a Masters in Information Science;
  • is a Program Officer with Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA). he joined ITOCA in 2006 and has coordinated and facilitated more than 200 face to face and online courses, training Information professionals, academicians, scientists, researchers and students;
  • has experience in coordinating, facilitating and developing materials for a portfolio of training programs including monitoring and evaluation, electronic library resources, information literacy, digitization, reference management, knowledge management, TEEAL, Research4life, - amongst others. 

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