AIMS supports Open Access focusing on the promotion of methodologies and good practices to enhance the accessibility and visibility of research data in agriculture and related sciences on the Web.
AIMS facilitates efficient dissemination and easier access to research outputs through the following key ways:
- promoting good practices by facilitating networking through the AIMS communities of practice;
- recommending the use of appropriate metadata standards for the creation, management and exchange of meaningful bibliographic information;
- publishing and maintaining subject vocabularies; and
- customizing tools to use recommended metadata and subject vocabularies
Within the CIARD initiative AIMS becomes a reference point for the above four elements.
New Webinar@AIMS: An Overview of E-LIS Repository
E-LIS - the largest international document repository for full text scientific papers in Library and Information Science. On the 14th of February 2014, at 16:00 Rome Time, a webinar@AIMS will take place to introduce the features of E-LIS to the AIMS community, entitled: E-LIS : A disciplinary repository to support Agricultural Information Management Specialists. It will be presented by Thembani Malapela of the AIMS team.
The webinar will describe how E-LIS repository works. Therefore, the webinar will focus on how information management specialists in agriculture can submit their content on E-LIS.
Please note that places are limited, so if you are interested send us a mail at AIMS@fao.org
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Group of Interest
With the objective to facilitate the sharing of news, case studies and ideas, the Open Access Group of Interest includes information management specialists that work on the promotion of the accessibility and visibility of different research outputs in agriculture, such as documents, data, learning materials and other content types.