Webinar: Implementing Linked Data in Developing Countries and Low-Resource Conditions

<p><strong>Title</strong>: Implementing Linked Data in Developing Countries and Low-Resource Conditions<br />
<strong>Date</strong>: September 25, 2013<br />
<strong>Time</strong>: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)</p>
<p>System requirements and costs, please visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/developing" target="_blank">webinar page</a>;&nbsp;on the NISO website.</p>
<p>The webinar is organized by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.niso.org/about/" target="_blank">NISO&nbsp;</a>(National Information Standards Organization) and&nbsp;<a href="http://dublincore.org/about-us/" target="_blank">DCMI&nbsp;</a>(Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) and is part of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/dcmi/" target="_blank">NISO/DCMI 2013 Joint Webinar Series</a>.</p>
<p><strong>About the webinar</strong></p>
<p>Open data is a crucial prerequisite for inventing and disseminating the innovative practices needed for agricultural development. To be usable, data must not just be open in principle -- i.e., covered by licenses that allow re-use. Data must also be published in a technical form that allows for its integration into a wide range of applications. The webinar will be of interest to any institution seeking ways to publish and curate data in the Linked Data cloud.</p>
<p>This webinar describes the technical solutions adopted by a widely diverse global network of agricultural research institutes for publishing research results. The talk focuses on AGRIS, a central and widely-used resource linking agricultural datasets for easy consumption, and AgriDrupal, an adaptation of the popular, open-source content management system Drupal optimized for producing and consuming linked datasets.</p>
<p>Agricultural research institutes in developing countries share many of the constraints faced by libraries and other documentation centers, and not just in developing countries: institutions are expected to expose their information on the Web in a re-usable form with shoestring budgets and with technical staff working in local languages and continually lured by higher-paying work in the private sector. Technical solutions must be easy to adopt and freely available.</p>

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