AIMS Newsletter no. 13, October 2012

Join the "Open Access Week @ AIMS" webinars!

Join the series of webinars organized by AIMS, under the CIARD umbrella, during Open Access Week 2012. The first two days will be covered by four acknowledged OA specialists: Jean-Claude Guédon, Alma Swan, Enrica Porcari and Wouter Gerritsma. The last two days the winners of AIMS' call for presentations will talk shortly about their OA experiences. There are still places! Go to the Programme and write AIMS@fao.org. If you can not make it, do not worry: the sessions will also be recorded. More info...

Highlights

"FAO Biotech Glossary" language preference poll results. A survey was conducted under the users of the FAO Glossary on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture to establish the language preferred by the users. More info...

Presentations on LOD and VocBench now online. Now available on SlideShare the presentations held by AIMS team members at the National Library of China and the Chinese National Libray of Science and Technology on the role of Libraries in creating a Linked Open Data Infrastructure and the VocBench. More info...

Status of AgriOcean DSpace project.The AOD partners have decided to stall the migration to DSpace 1.8.2 until the DSpace version 3.0 is available. In the meantime developments are done independently from the main software and will be incorporated into the next AOD version. More info...

AIMS Glossary: Looking for terms and resources.The objective of the AIMS Glossary is to shortly define in plain English 'technical' terms much used in IM and to collect resources that explain these terms without becoming too technical. Help us collecting terms and resources and write AIMS@fao.org. More info...

Become a member of the Medata Community of Practice. For those interested to learn more and share experiences on the use of good practices in the creation, management and exchange of metadata, we invite you to be part of the new Metadata Comunity of Practice on AIMS. More info...

Proof and Trust in the OpenAGRIS Implementation. At DC-2012 the OpenAGRIS team held the presentation Proof and Trust in the OpenAGRIS Implementation, now accessible on SlideShare. More info...

Open Access e-books on agriculture on AIMS. A new category entitled "Open Access e-books on agriculture" has been added to the "Open Access Resources" section on AIMS. More info...

Design and Implementation of the ZH/EN Bilingual Retrieval System Based on the CAT/AGROVOC Mapping. The article Design and Implementation of the ZH/EN Bilingual Retrieval System Based on the CAT/AGROVOC Mapping written by the AGROVOC team and the Institute of Agriculture Information of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences is now online available. More info...

Upcoming Events

Glossary

What are Dublin Core Metadata Terms? Set of vocabulary terms to describe a full range of web resources (video, images, web pages etc. and physical resources such as books) for the purposes of discovery. The original set of 15 classic metadata terms, known as the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set..

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5 Questions on the AGROVOC Community of Practice

This month the leader of the AGROVOC Community of Practice, Gudrun Johannsen, answers the following 5 questions about the use, benefits and challenges of this community:

1.Who is involved in the AGROVOC community and who is invited to participate?
2.What are the main developments within the community?
3.What are the main advantages of being member of the AGROVOC community?
4.What are the main developments within the community?
5.What are the challenges of the AGROVOC community?

Read here the interview with Gudrun Johannsen on the AGROVOC Community.


The scope of the AIMS Newsletter is to bring under the attention of the AIMS community recent news, events and achievements in the field of agricultural information management. If you have any contribution, suggestion, or need assistance with the newsletter, please contact us at AIMS@fao.org

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