AgriOcean DSpace (AOD) is a joint initiative of the United Nations agencies of FAO and UNESCO-IOC/IODE to provide a customized version of DSpace 1.7.1 (JSPUI version), an open source, digital repository software.
Its main objective is to make scientific literature in the field of oceanography, agriculture and related sciences available in digital form. AgriOcean DSpace is set-up for the digital repository communities of AGRIS (FAO) and Odin (UNESCO-IOC), but can be downloaded and used by any research institution interested.
To explore the AOD functionalities, take a look at the demo installation:
AIMS Newsletter no. 17 (April) now available
The AIMS Newsletter no. 17 is now available with last month's developments on projects and products like LODE-BD, AgriOcean DSpace, Open Access, AGRIS, VOA3R, etc.
The monthly spotlight is dedicated to the release of the new version of Agrifeeds, the agricultural news, events and job opportunities aggregator. The glossary highlights the term "Open Data Commons" and the 5 Questions in 5 Minutes are answered this month by Guntram Geser, senior researcher at the not-for-profit ICT research and development centre Salzburg Research in Austria.
Questions and Answers
Our research institution produces a number of research outputs, what content types can be handled by AgriOcean DSpace?
Why should our institution (within the Agricultural Research for Development) use the AgriOcean DSpace as document repository software?
We have some records in AGRIS AP and we would like to import them to our new AgriOcean DSpace installation what are the steps involved?
We have installed AgriOcean DSpace application how do we customise the news interface to our preferences?
We have installed successfully the AgriOcean DSpace application, what are the benefits of joining the AgriOcean DSpace Group of Interest on AIMS?
Group of Interest
The AgriOcean Dspace group of interest set-up for all institutions that would like to install AgriOcean DSpace or are interested in the repository software and want to post comments or simply have access to the ongoing forum discussions.
Through the AgriOcean Dspace group of interest (accessible after registering on AIMS) the AgriOcean DSpace team will:
- provide assistance with installing and using AgriOcean DSpace;
- communicate new developments and solved bugs.
Reorienting open repositories to the challenges of the Semantic Web: Experiences from FAO’s contribution to the resource processing and discovery cycle in repositories in the agricultural domain