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New AGRIS online

Mon, 25/08/2014
On August 25th, a new release of the AGRIS Web portal (http://agris.fao.org) was launched. It contains many new features and some optimizations of functionalities that were already available. In particular, main new features refer to:

2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2014)

Fri, 22/08/2014
The 2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2014) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden 24-27 August 2014. ICT4S is a series of research conferences bringing together leading researchers, developers and government and industry representatives interested in using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a tool to reach sustainability goals. The 1st ICT4S Conference...

Fedora 4 Training Events in October

Wed, 20/08/2014
In response to community requests for more Fedora 4.0 training opportunities, the Fedora Project is pleased to announce that four separate face-to-face sessions in four locations have been scheduled for October 2014. Planning and curriculum development for Fedora 4 training is under way for the following events:   1. Fedora User Group Meeting: Karlsruhe, Germany, September 19, 2014

Phase One of GACS approved– Read the reports!

Wed, 20/08/2014
The Steering Group of the GACS (Global Agricultural Concept Scheme) project has approved the final results of Phase One. Version 1.0 of the Status Quo and Integration Proposal reports are now accessible, see attachments at the bottom of this post.  

What do your end users need most? Let's discuss August 12-13

Thu, 07/08/2014
Which DSpace use cases are the most vital ones for your end users?  Join other repository managers and developers during the monthly DCAT teleconference meetings on August 12 (15:00 UTC) and August 13 (07:00 UTC). Find out more and join the discussion today: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/cmtygp/DCAT+Meeting+August+2014 Post on behalf of Bram Luyten...

New edition of CAB Thesaurus published

Tue, 05/08/2014
The 2014 edition of the CAB Thesaurus, which covers agriculture, life sciences, human health, and related subjects, was published on 21st July 2014. The web site at http://www.cabi.org/cabthesaurus/ has been updated and the new thesaurus has been integrated in all of CABI's publishing processes. The following lists some of the changes since the previous edition was published in September 2012:

Applications to Attend OpenCon 2014 Now Open!

Tue, 05/08/2014
Applications to attend OpenCon 2014 are now open! The application includes the opportunity to apply for a travel scholarship to cover the cost of travel and accommodations for OpenCon 2014. Interested users can apply before the 25th of August 2014 and accepted applicants will be notified by the 12th of September 2014. OpenCon 2014 is the student and early career researcher conference on Open...