New Webinar: AIMS: How to get news and updates about information management in agricultural research

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “AIMS: How to get news and updates about information management in agricultural research”.

This webinar will review how to best benefit from the AIMS platform capabilities and interact with other experts in the area of agricultural information management . It is addressing the AIMS community but it is also open for information management specialists, librarians and other interested people.

Abstract

AIMS is a community of practice for agricultural information management practitioners worldwide. The strength of AIMS lies in its two fold ability. Firstly, that it is the portal of choice providing information about standards, technology and good practices in the context of Open Access and Open Data. Secondly, that it a true community where members collaborate and share their experiences, ask questions through blogs, news items and discussions. The primary aim to get news and updates about information management in agricultural research and also to review various approaches that AIMS Community members can interact with AIMS – this include how to receive news, how to subscribe to content, how to share news items and join discussion groups. The AIMS taxonomy and the platform capabilities for doing such will be reviewed. Why not make a date and find out how you can participate.

Date

29th October 2015  - 11:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)

Presenter

Thembani Malapela is Knowledge and Information Management Officer working in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He is responsible for the CoP and Content curation of the Agriculture Information Management Standards, (AIMS) which is the portal of choice for agricultural information management specialist with an interest in standards, technology and good practices for open access and open data. Mr Malapela has research interest in Access to Information, Agricultural Information and Open Access.  

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org, containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your e-mail
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.

Sponsors

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and CIARD

  

 


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