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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.
L’équipe d’AIMS est très heureuse de vous inviter à participer à notre Enquête 2013 auprès des utilisateurs. Nous attendons avec un grand intérêt les retours d’information sur vos interactions avec la plateforme AIMS et vos contributions concernant les points suivants i) contenu publié, ii) services disponibles, iii) inscription aux groupes d’intérêt et iv) la conception générale du site. Répondez sincèrement, vous nous aiderez à améliorer la plateforme AIMS qui doit continuer à jouer un rôle de leader dans le soutien et le conseil aux professionnels de l’information dans le monde entier en matière de gestion, d’outils et de services d’informations agricoles.
AgINFRA and SemaGrow have been included in the European Commission Action Plan as part of the EC's commitment to deliver open access to publicly funded agriculturally relevant data for users in Africa and around the world. AIMS is involved in both projects.
'EC Action Plan' outcome of 'G-8 on Open Data for Agriculture'
The 'European Commission Action Plan' has been established during the 'G-8 on Open Data for Agriculture' which took place last week in Washington D.C.
The Open Access Thesis and Dissertations (OATD.org) is a discovery tool that focuses exclusively on open accessible Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs)and was launched this April. The service indexes over 1,5 million Electronic Thesis and Dissertations from over 600 participating universities in the world.
The aim of the service is to provide a global simplified search tool exclusively for Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs).The OATD.org indexes only graduate-level thesis and dissertations that are freely available for download.The OATD.org is led by Thomas Dowling, director of technologies at the Z.Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University.
AgriVIVO & AIMS
The data currently collected in AgriVIVO are about people, organizations and events, linked with geographic locations and areas of expertise. AIMS is one of the participating communities and data providers (for a list of all the data providers currently contributing to AgriVIVO visit www.agrivivo.net/data-providers). The type of data that AIMS offers to provide is 'people', with other words 'profiles'.
This means that if you have a profile in AIMS, you now have the possibility to include it in AgriVIVO.
Webinar@AIMS: How to select appropriate encoding strategies for producing LOD-enabled bibliographic data (30th April 2013)mar, 23/04/2013 — AIMS
The AIMS Metadata Group of Interest is pleased to announce the webinar How to select appropriate encoding strategies for producing Linked Open Data (LOD)-enabled bibliographic data.
This event is part of the series of webinars Linked Open Data @ AIMS that started in December 2012. The objective of Linked Open Data @ AIMS is to introduce information management specialist into the initiatives related to the Semantic Web currently taking place within the AIMS Community of Practice.
Date: 17th June 2013 - 16:00 Rome Time.
"The challenge is not to make data theoretically accessible, but also practically usable." An interview with Johannes Keizermar, 23/04/2013 — AIMS
Johannes Keizer, Information Systems Officer at FAO of the United Nations, will actively participate in the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture which will take place in Washington, D.C., from 29-30 April, 2013.
The goal of this conference is to obtain commitment and action from nations and relevant stakeholders to promote policies and invest in projects that open access to publicly funded global agriculturally relevant data streams, making such data readily accessible to users in Africa and world-wide, and ultimately supporting a sustainable increase in food security in developed and developing countries.
The AGROVOC team cordially invites you to participate in the Survey About the Usage of AGROVOC. The purpose of this survey is to get your feedback on the access and usage of AGROVOC, and your responses will be useful for AGROVOC further improvements. Initially, AGROVOC was used primarily within libraries, however, to date AGROVOC has evolved and now has a wider range of applications, including information systems, websites, research studies. Therefore, we would like to know how you use AGROVOC.
Please, kindly complete this short survey, it only takes 2 minutes!
Participating in this survey is completely voluntary, and please note that the survey will close on the 12th of April 2013. If you would like to receive the results of this survey, kindly write to AGROVOC@fao.org
The AIMS Events Service has been updated with a great number of international and local conferences, workshops and free webinars. The service gives a chronological overview of the most relevant events in 2013 related to (agricultural) information management, library science and ICT. Provided are: Title, where & when and the URL of the event.
The Events service now contains 61 events. From the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture this April and the Global CIARD Consultation 2013 this May to the MTSR 2013 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference towards the end of this year.
Beyond Access Membership Application
Join a global community of public library innovators aiming to change outdated perceptions of what libraries can do. This application to become a Beyond Access Member is intended for public library innovators in developing and transitioning countries who are interested in participating in an initiative to showcase how libraries are contributing to development goals and learning from other leaders in the field.
Beyond Access is seeking library workers who are partnering with governments and development organizations to meet community needs in education, health, agriculture, economic opportunity, and civic participation. Applicants who demonstrate an existing focus on community development, and who can make a commitment to active participation are encouraged to apply. Beyond Access Members will: