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  • Research4Life enriched with over 12,000 e-books courtesy of Wiley Online Books!

    John Wiley and Sons announced that its 12,200 online books would be made available to developing countries through the Research4Life initiatives of HINARI, AGORA , ARDI and OARE.The announcement came with a commitment to further add more than 100 new books published every month. This move is set to benefit research ...
  • 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 ...
  • Value-added services for the Wageningen Institutional Repository (WaY)

    The presentation introduced the Wageningem Yield (WaY) repository within the context of the METIS system (a university-wide research information system also used as a data entry for the repository). Through this infrastructure, the repository contents have managed to grow, for example, since 2003, 100 000 records were fed to the repository by the ...
  • 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 ...
  • HIMALDOC: A one-stop portal for Himalayan information resources

    HIMALDOC, based on Invenio software, was developed by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as a tool for the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) regional repository on sustainable mountain development. The HKH region is the source of 10 large Asian river systems. They provide water, ecosystem services, and the basis ...
  • 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 ...
  • OER Commons Green: Aggregating Best-in-Class Green Open Educational Resources

    The project 'OER Commons Green' was initiated in 2010 and has the aim to build up and support an open knowledge base for educational resource on environmental topics like climate change or pollution. The initiative is supported by the Greek research-oriented SME Agro-Know Technologies and the American ISKME (Institute for the ...