Free Webinar: How to submit data to AGRIS – Creation of xml files with free reference management tools

We are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar on how to create and submit data to AGRIS. This webinar is dedicated to all AGRIS data providers, potential future providers and all interested parties.


Tuesday, 29 October 2019


16:00 CET (Time Converter)


The webinar is open to existing and potential AGRIS Data Providers 


Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration for the Webinar, along with login instructions.


Karna Wegner (FAO)
Marina Djacic (Matica Srpska Library)

This Webinar is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


This webinar will introduce how to submit data to AGRIS - from the selection of metadata to the creation of xml files. AGRIS (the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology) is a multilingual bibliographic database with more than 10 million structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology. It contains theses, conference papers, government publications, unique grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, etc.

Since 1975, AGRIS is maintained by FAO to serve users from developed and developing countries through facilitating access to available knowledge in agriculture, science and technology.

More than 400 data providers from all over the world have already submitted data to AGRIS and the team regularly receives requests from new potential data providers to join the network. This webinar will support new and potential data providers to ensure a smooth creation and submission of readable and complete metadata in xml format. It will present step-by-step instructions on how xml files that include the required metadata can be created with free reference management tools such as Mendeley.


AGRIS especially invites new and potential AGRIS data providers. However, other interested parties are welcome to join in as well.


  • What is AGRIS?
  • What type of content is acceptable in AGRIS?
  • What are the benefits of contributing content to AGRIS?
  • Minimum requirements for AGRIS metadata?
  • Demonstration: Creation of xml files with free reference management tools - such as Mendeley
  • Submission of data to AGRIS


Karna Wegner works as an information management specialist for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations since seven years. She is part of the AGRIS team and coordinates the incoming data submissions of AGRIS data providers. 


Marina Djacic is an information librarian from the Matica Srpska Library (Serbia), where she has been working as an AGRIS data provider since eight years. She works in the Referal Center Deparment where she is also dedicated to gathering and evaluating scientific information on agriculture.



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