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“How can users experience iMarine as one coherent source of facts about marine entities, rather than a bag of contributed contents?” (*) In answer to this question, the Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) of FORTH-ICS developed − for the iMarine project − a top-level ontology for the marine domain.
Access the latest version: MarineTLO – Draft (September 2013)
Looking for a classification system, controlled vocabulary, ontology, taxonomy, thesaurus that covers the field you are working in? The University Library of Basel in Switzerland recently launched a register containing the metadata of 600 controlled and structured vocabularies in 65 languages. Its official name: the Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies and Classifications (BARTOC).
High quality search
All items in BARTOC are indexed with Eurovoc, EU's multilingual thesaurus, and classified using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) numbers down to the third level, allowing a high quality subject search. Other search characteristics are:
The 4th iMarine Board Meeting took place in October, 16-18, 2013 at the FAO headquarters (Italy). The presentation "iMarine products and services delivery" held by Pasquale Pagano, iMarine Technical Director, is now online available.
iMarine application bundles
The presentation focuses on the four iMarine application Bundles listed down below, showing some of their possibilities in terms of products and services.
"This approach is necessary to address a number of phenomena both natural and man-made, the impacts of which require researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to work together. [...] the need for datasets increases to support the development of this ecosystem based approach to marine research." (RDA-Marine Data)
iMarine, the international initiative to build a collective data infrastructure for data resources related to marine environment and conservation, has recently been presented at:
Research Data MANTRA is a free, online course with guidelines on how to manage the data you collect throughout your research. The course is particularly appropriate for those who work or are planning to work with digital data.
Once you have finalized the course, you will:
The 2013 editions of the international conferences on Dublin Core (DC-2013) and Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES-2013) have taken off on Tuesday, September 3, and will close on Thursday, September 5. The conferences are collocated in order for metadata and preservation experts to meet, since - to quote the keynote speaker Gildas Illien of the National Library of France:
"they love the same things, only from different angles, metadata and preservation experts are doomed to unify their forces to make the reception successful. For what's the point of preserving documents you can't access, of describing documents which risk vanishing tomorrow?"(Keynote: Darling we need to talk)
BASE, a search engine for academic open access web resources, has indexed more than 50,000,000 OAI-records. The records are provided by about 2,700 repositories among which many are related to agriculture.
BASE is a multi-disciplinary search engine for academically relevant OAI-Sources worldwide, which was created and developed by Bielefeld University Library.
SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) foresees to obtain the participation of all High Energy Physics (HEP) journals and their publishers by the end of 2013.
"In the last few weeks, Elsevier, IOPp and Springer, together with their publishing partners, have been working to arrange reductions in subscriptions for thousands of participating libraries worldwide.”(1)
An important step forward towards the Consortium's main goal: Reducing and re-directing subscription fees in order to finance the publication of peer-reviewed, Open Access HEP articles and journals; making publicly-funded research available to all.
SCOAP3, a new Open Access Publishing Model
SCOAP3 consists of national libraries, library consortia, HEP funding agencies and HEP laboratories and represents a new model for OA publishing.
The International Labour organization (ILO) of the United Nations (UN) is using Invenio − a free, open-source software to run a document repository on the web − for its institutional repository Labordoc.
Labordoc contains the digital version of the vast majority of ILO publications since 1919, more than 80,000. The collection is full-text searchable and freely available on the web.