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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.

Monthly Spotlight

New Webinar@AIMS: “Islandora: Managing digital assets with a best-practices framework"

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “New Webinar@AIMS: "Managing digital assets with a best-practices framework”.
The webinar will be presented on the 10th of April 2014 - 16:00 Rome Time by Melissa Anez, Project & Community Manager of the Islandora Foundation
The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of Islandora and its solution packs for the management of digital assets.The webinar will present the concept of Islandora, example solutions packs for digital assets, activities, the benefits of being part of the Islandora community and achievements of Islandora.

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.