[New Publication] Towards an architecture for open archive networks in Agricultural Sciences and Technology

The paper illustrates how the Open Access (OA) and the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) models can be used within the AGRIS Network as a means of solving the problems of information dissemination and exchange of agricultural research outputs. It presents the possibility to address the accessibility, availability and interoperability issues of exchanging agricultural research output. It then goes on to talk about the needs for standards such as AGRIS Application Profile (AGRIS AP), an exchange standard and controlled vocabularies or subject-specific Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) as means of assuring quality of the shared information.