New [email protected]: "Recommendations for Agricultural Information Management: Introducing the AIMS Platform"

The AIMS editorial team is pleased to announce the webinar “Recommendations for Agricultural Information Management: Introducing the AIMS Platform and its Potentials for Information Managers”.

The objective of this webinar is to give an overview of the services, products and good practices that are provided on the AIMS platform. Therewith it will be an introduction to the standards and services of agricultural information management that are available on AIMS. The webinar addresses librarians, information management specialists, software developers, agricultural researchers and other interested people.

About the webinar

AIMS is a space for accessing and discussing agricultural information management standards, tools and methodologies, connecting information workers worldwide to build a global community of practice.

The webinar will inform about

  • good practices for the facilitation of open access,
  • good practices for assuring quality in metadata creation,
  • standardized agricultural vocabularies (organized knowledge structures),
  • tools that use recommended standards
  • initiatives related to the semantic web (linked open data, LOD) on the AIMS platform, and
  • support services on AIMS.

Furthermore the AIMS community will be introduced as a network of practitioners that cooperates on all issues of agricultural information management, exchanges practical experiences and that can be consulted for any related problem.


15th October 2013 - 16:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome , Italy)


Karna Wegner, information management specialist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and member of the AIMS editorial team.

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.

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