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 paper on Institutional Repository Development in Kenya
A new paper has been published on AIMS by Richard Kedemi in the Open Access Community of Practice. The paper entitled Institutional Repository Development: A Case Study of KARI and KAINet focuses on the development of a national repository for the Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet) and an institutional repository for the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). Agridrupal has been inplemented at KAINet as the repository management tool and AgriOcean Dspace at KARI. Kedemi also held a short webinar on this topic during Open Access Week " AIMS. You can now listen the recording back!
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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.