In April, agricultural leaders gathered in Washington, D.C, for the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture to promote accessible, relevant open data for the purpose of increasing global food security and agricultural production. Reports out of the conference reflect a consensus within the international development community on the value of an open data philosophy in international development efforts. Since April, there has been an outpouring of datasets from leading development organizations, arming the international agricultural movement with vast amounts of crucial information; an important step towards a comprehensive and collaborative approach to climate-smart agricultural development and food security.
‘Mendeley and Open Data’ presentation at the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science event held.mer, 05/06/2013 — thembani.malapela
The heads of 70 research funding agencies which belong to the Global Research Council (GRC), together with high-ranking guests from science ,research, and science administration met in the annual GRC meeting and agreed to an open access plan. In essence, the funders agree to encourage open access to science publications resulting from their spending.
The except of the principles behind the open access plan include;-
DSpaceDirect is a hosted service for the DSpace repository software, the service is provided by DuraSpace.This service will allow users to create a repository hosted in the cloud that can store, manage any content or file type thereby facilitating easy searching of content by users. Repository managers will also have a possibility to customise their repository.
The database makes available breeding data immediately available, thereby providing cassava researchers and breeders a key reference data source. The Cassava plant (Manihot esculenta) feeds more than 500 million people mainly in Africa.
The virtual Food, Agriculture and Rural Community was launched by the Secretary for Agriculture at the G-8 Open Data for Agriculture Conference.This community serve as a single access point for datasets, databases, tools, apps and data for food and agricultural resources.
CGSpace was presented at the Bioversity workshop held in Rome and it gives an insight to the developments of CGSpace. The presentation covers technical developments to CGSpace including workflows, technologies, code quality assurance and a roadmap for future developments.CGSpace is a repository of agricultural research outputs and results produced by more than 10 CGIAR centers, initiatives, and challenge programs.
Upstream vs CGSPace
The graph below shows how many months after an upstream DSpace version release was adopted by CGSpace
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La sección de soporte técnico de AgriOcean DSpace ha incorporado nuevos materiales de instalación para Linux Centos. Un video y una guía básica están ahora disponibles
Instalación de AOD
- Instalación y adaptación de AOD - Linux guía básica
- Instalación y adaptación de AOD - Windows guía básica
- Instalación de AOD - video
AIMS announces the introduction of 'Open Access Interviews@AIMS ' as a new quartely service. The objective is to publish use cases on various open access issues affecting access to agricultural research outputs and share experiences on the uptake of openness by institutions in the agricultural domain. This service will share these experiences by means of structured interviews . The inaugural interview focuses on the experiences from the International Crops and Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in India - read the interview here.