open data

  • Focus on AGRIS multilingual search

    In this article, I want to explain the AGRIS multilingual search to avoid confusion about its usage and to highlight its strength.I have to start this explanation with some words about the AGRIS default search. When a user queries the system, their query refers to metadata available in the ...
  • AGRIS 2.1 online

    AGRIS 2.1 is online! More performant, more stable, more powerful. The new AGRIS website (http://agris.fao.org) totally relies on an Apache Solr index, which avoids the necessity to connect to a triplestore to display AGRIS records metadata. Some major improvements are:AGRIS is now a multilingual system for all ...
  • Open Access to Agricultural Research: Developments and policies

    Within the last years the awareness about scholarly communication has been raised which is important for the formulation of future policies in this area. This development can be deduced from the growing number of Open Access journals and repositories which are mostly supported by the scholar community. The Directory of ...
  • Opening Access to Agriculture Research Products: the experience of CGIAR

    The presentation identified the current barriers to opening access faced by the CGIAR consortium. Despite these institutional barriers,the positive developments in the general Open Access and Open Data environment were summarised (cited examples included the growing Open government data and the shift by funders and international institutions towards open ...
  • Fedora 4 :Introduction and Overview

    Fedora is a flexible, extensible repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora 4, the new, revitalized version of Fedora, was released into production in November. This significant release signals the effectiveness of an international and complex community driven open source project delivering a modern repository platform with ...
  • BASE – a powerful search engine for Open Access

    The search engine BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) which is a tool for searching Open Access contents and automatic classification is active since 2004 and includes 37,4 million documents from 2900 mostly academic repositories. Special features are a truncation function, a search history, sorting, a drilldown function and the cooperation of linguistic tools. ...
  • From Tactical to strategic thinking: picking priorities in Open Access

    The talk retraced the current developments in Open Access by focusing on the two complimentary approaches - self archiving and Open Access publishing. Regarding the self archiving route, the need to engage the researchers to increase repository deposits, was emphasized. Two use cases of repository deposit strategies were mentioned, these ...
  • Overview of 'A KARI and KAINet Institutional Repository Development Case Study'

    This presentation illustrates the advantages of the employment of AgriDrupal and AgriOcenDSpace for the two repositories KAINet and the institutional repository of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). KAINet (Kenya Agricultural Information Network) was created in 2006 and is not only an institutional but a national repository of scientific publications with ...