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AIMS organizes webinars on any day of the week, at 11:00 and 16:00 Rome Time, adapting to the needs of users in different countries. However, the sessions are recorded and can be viewed later. To view timetables for other countries, see Time Converter.

Who can attend?

The sessions are open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend a webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org, containing the following information: title of the webinar, your name, affiliation, role and country.

What topics are covered?

Webinars@AIMS cover a broad range of topics of interest for information workers related to open access, open data, vocabularies, metadata, tools, Linked Data and any theme about agricultural information management. Additionally, any community member can send suggestions for new topics.


Next Webinar

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar (in Arabic) "E-LIS: A disciplinary repository to support Agricultural Information Management Specialists"  that will take place on the 8th of May, 16:00 Rome time.

The objective of this webinar is to give an introduction to the E-LIS Repository and its functions. E-LIS is the largest international document repository for full text scientific papers in Library and Information Science. E-LIS is organised, managed and maintained by an international voluntary team of information managers.

The webinar addresses libraries interested in open access, librarians, (agricultural) researchers, information management specialists, software developers, (agricultural) journal editors, related data providers and other interested people.


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Who organizes them?

Institutional members of the CIARD movement sponsor the Webinars@AIMS with the collaboration of the AIMS Editorial Team. So far the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) have delivered online seminars.

How to access to previous webinars?

Below you can find the slides and recordings of previous events ordered by category.

Open Access         Metadata         Linked Open Data          Tools          General Topics        


Opening Access to Agriculture Research Products: The Experience of CGIAR by Enrica Porcari, CGIAR (23 Oct 2012, English)

From Tactical to strategic thinking: picking priorities in Open Access by Jean-Claude Guédon, University of Montréal (23 Oct 2012, English)

Open Access policy developments by Alma Swan, SPARC, Key Perspectives Ltd, Enabling Open Scholarship (24 Oct 2012, English)

Value-added services for the Wageningen Institutional Repository (WaY) (recording) by Wouter Gerritsma, Wageningen UR Library (24 Oct 2012, English)

Promotion of Open Access (25 Oct 2012, English)

This webinar includes the following presentations:

Digital Repository Development Use Cases (25 Oct 2012, English and Spanish)

This webinar includes the following presentations:

Search Engines for Open Access Web Resources (25 Oct 2012, English and Spanish)

This webinar includes the following presentations:

Release of AGRIS 2.0: Searching agricultural bibliographic data by Johannes Keizer and Fabrizio Celli, FAO of the United Nations, Italy (03 Dec 2013, English)

AGRIS 2.0 : datos bibliográficos enlazados en el contexto de la información agrícola by Imma Subirats, FAO of the United Nations, Italy (07 Feb 2014, Spanish)

E-LIS : A disciplinary repository to support Agricultural Information Management Specialists by Thembani Malapela, FAO of the United Nations, Italy (14 Feb 2014, English)

Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS): Management of Classification Systems in the case of Organic.Edunet by Dr. Vassilis Protonotarios, Agricultural Biotechnologist, Agro-Know, Greece / University of Alcalá, Spain (21 Feb 2014, English)

Linking your resources to the Data Web by Tom Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) (4 Dec 2012, English)

Linked Data: ¿qué es y qué nos ofrece? by Daniel Vila, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (11 Dec 2012, Spanish)

Clarifiez le sens de vos données publiques grâce au Web de données by Christophe Guéret, DANS (22 Jan 2013, French)

基于网络的研讨会 “题目:理解和利用关联数据 --图情档博(LAM)作为关联数据的提供者和使用者" by Marcia Lee Zeng, Kent State University (29 Jan 2013, Chinese)

إبراهيم أحمد البدوي فى الويبينار الثالث عن البيانات المفتوحة المرتبطة @ معايير إدارة المعلومات الزراعية by Ibrahim Elbadawi, UAE Federal eGovernment (11 Feb 2013, Arabic)

Введение в концепцию связанных открытых данных by Irina Radchenko, Centre of Semantic Technologies, Higher School of Economics (14 Feb 2013, Russian)

How to select appropriate encoding strategies for producing LOD-enabled bibliographic data by Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, and Imma Subirats, FAO of the UN (31 Jul 2013, English)

Seleccionar estrategias de codificación para la producción de Datos Abiertos Enlazados para datos bibliográficos by Imma Subirats, FAO of the UN, and Marcia Zeng, Kent State University (14 Nov 2013, Spanish)


Integrating controlled vocabularies in information management systems : the new ontology plug-in by Marc Gooaverts and Dirk Leinders, Hasselt University Library (4 Jul 2013, English)

ABCD: Sistema integrado para la administración de bibliotecas by Manuel Hidalgo, SIDALC/ IICA (7 Mar 2014, Spanish)

Automatic Indexing of Bibliographic Metadata: The AgroTagger Usecase by Dr. Fabrizio Celli, FAO of the UN (27 Mar 2014, English)

Islandora: Managing digital assets with a best-practices framework by Melissa Anez and Mark Leggott, Islandora Foundation (10 April 2014, English)

Recommendations pour la gestion de l'information en agriculture: présentation de la plate-forme AIMS by Pascal Aventurier, INRA (8 Nov 2013, French)

AIMS توصيات لإدارة المعلومات الزراعية: تقديم منصة  by Mandy Taha, University of Alexandria (19 Dez 2013, Arabic)

Recomendaciones para la gestión de la información agrícola : Introducción a la plataforma AIMS by Imma Subirats, FAO of the UN (17 Jan 2014, Spanish)