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.
AIMS Newsletter no. 17 (April) now available
The AIMS Newsletter no. 17 is now available with last month's developments on projects and products like LODE-BD, AgriOcean DSpace, Open Access, AGRIS, VOA3R, etc.
The monthly spotlight is dedicated to the release of the new version of Agrifeeds, the agricultural news, events and job opportunities aggregator. The glossary highlights the term "Open Data Commons" and the 5 Questions in 5 Minutes are answered this month by Guntram Geser, senior researcher at the not-for-profit ICT research and development centre Salzburg Research in Austria.
Questions and Answers
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.