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AgriOcean DSpace

AgriOcean DSpace (AOD) is a joint initiative of the United Nations agencies of FAO and UNESCO-IOC/IODE to provide a customized version of DSpace 1.7.1 (JSPUI version), an open source, digital repository software. 

Its main objective is to make scientific literature in the field of oceanography, agriculture and related sciences available in digital form. AgriOcean DSpace is set-up for the digital repository communities of AGRIS (FAO) and Odin (UNESCO-IOC), but can be downloaded and used by any research institution interested.

To explore the AOD functionalities, take a look at the demo installation:

login: agri@ocean
password: agri2012

Monthly Spotlight

AIMS July Newsletter now available

The AIMS July Newsletter  is now online, highlighting the activities of the Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group (WDI) within the framework of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The WDI's goal is to provide a common, open standard framework for describing, representing,linking, and publishing wheat data.

This newsletter reviews the case for establishing the Wheat Data Interoperability Guidelines, which will promote and sustain wheat data sharing, reusability, and interoperability. Furthermore, presents the results of a survey conducted from the 7th of April to the 3rd of June 2014 which sought to identify the existing data management practices within the wheat community.

To gain further insight on WDI, AIMS interviewed Esther DZALE YEUMO KABORE, one of the co-chairs of the working group who summarizes the current activities of the Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group.

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Group of Interest

The AgriOcean Dspace group of interest set-up for all institutions that would like to install AgriOcean DSpace or are interested in the repository software and want to post comments or simply have access to the ongoing forum discussions. 

Through the AgriOcean Dspace group of interest (accessible after registering on AIMS) the AgriOcean DSpace team will:

  • provide assistance with installing and using AgriOcean DSpace;
  • communicate new developments and solved bugs.