As part of the 2020 Annual AGRIS Community Online Meeting, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Viorica Lupu, Deputy Director, Republican Scientific Agricultural Library of the State Agrarian University of Moldova presented a webinar on 2 July 2020.
The webinar focused on 'The role of AGRIS-Moldova Center in the dissemination of agricultural information in the context of Open Access.' Since 2004 the Republican Scientific Agricultural Library of the State Agrarian University of Moldova fulfills the function of the national information provider center of AGRIS contributing with over 4 500 records. There are many benefits of the library participation in AGRIS: international collaboration and partnership, increasing the visibility and accessibility of agricultural contents issued in the Republic of Moldova in the information global space, facilitating the information and data exchange in the field of agricultural sciences.
This presentation provides information about the role of the Republican Scientific Agricultural Library in the AGRIS system as a national provider, as well as the great benefits that AGRIS produces for the agricultural community of the Republic of Moldova. It will also emphasize the need to encourage applying AGRIS principles of Open Access (OA) for the largest research dissemination and Open Archives Initiatives (OAI) for facilitating the efficient dissemination of content.