AIMS supports Open Access focusing on the promotion of methodologies and good practices to enhance the accessibility and visibility of research data in agriculture and related sciences on the Web.
AIMS facilitates efficient dissemination and easier access to research outputs through the following key ways:
- promoting good practices by facilitating networking through the AIMS communities of practice;
- recommending the use of appropriate metadata standards for the creation, management and exchange of meaningful bibliographic information;
- publishing and maintaining subject vocabularies; and
- customizing tools to use recommended metadata and subject vocabularies
Within the CIARD initiative AIMS becomes a reference point for the above four elements.
Participate virtually in the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture
The slogan of the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture is: "Open access to publicly funded agriculturally-relevant data is critical to increasing global food security". The conference will take place from 29-30 April in Washington, D.C., but can also be followed online by signing up for the conference's webinar version.
The AIMS Community is represented by Johannes Keizer who will present the session "Exploiting open data for integrated information systems". In the interview "The challenge is not to make data theoretically accessible, but also practically usable" published on AIMS, Keizer shares his views on the importance of Open Data for agriculture, the goals of the conference and the role of AIMS in contributing to these goals.
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Group of Interest
With the objective to facilitate the sharing of news, case studies and ideas, the Open Access Group of Interest includes information management specialists that work on the promotion of the accessibility and visibility of different research outputs in agriculture, such as documents, data, learning materials and other content types.