What are your domain(s) of expertise?
For 17 years I have developed the database BINABITROP, using Micro CDS/ISIS, and AGROVOC as one of the Thesaurus. The Organization for Tropical Studies took the initiative to develop the National Bibliography on Tropical Biology (BINABITROP) which is a database that contains the references of more than 39 000 publications in English and Spanish (books, selected chapters, thesis, articles, reports, and multimedia) on biology and related topics REGARDING COSTA RICA. The searches can be conducted by entering the scientific name or a keyword in English. The database also includes reference information, the author’s contact information, and location index of the document. There are more than 10 thousand open access full-text publications available. http://www.ots.ac.cr/binabitrop Our database can also be accessed through SIDALC http://www.sidalc.net/
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
Agronomist (University of Costa Rica - 1969) M.Sc. in Entomology (University of Puerto Rico - 1972) Bachellor in Librarian and Information Sciences (University of Costa Rica - 1996) Librarian consultant at the BINABITROP Project (from 1996 until to date), responsible for the development of the National Bibliography in Tropical Biology (BINABITROP)