Discover AGRIS 2.0! New Webinar@AIMS: "Release of AGRIS 2.0: Searching agricultural bibliographic data"

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “Release of AGRIS 2.0: Searching agricultural bibliografic data in an interlinked environment“

The objective of this webinar is to give an introduction to the new AGRIS website (that will be released on the 2nd of December 2013) and its functions. The new website merges the AGRIS system with OpenAGRIS and provides a simple access point to search bibliographic data in the AGRIS data base.

The webinar addresses agricultural researchers, librarians, information management specialists, software developers, agricultural journal editors, related data providers and other interested people.

About the webinar

The webinar will describe both the new search functions of AGRIS 2.0 as well as its technical foundations: changes in the AGRIS architecture lead to a facilitated search and precise search results. Furthermore AGRIS 2.0 incorporates the OpenAGRIS system, so that it provides a mashup page for every specific resource with related information from other web sources via automatic extraction. Changes of the interface and the new look-and-feel lead to more user-friendliness and an intuitive handling of the page. The webinar will address these functions and introduce the new interface.

Furthermore the webinar will reveal the technical backgrounds of the page, especially regarding the linkages to other web resources by applying the principles of Linked Open Data and querying WebServices provided by external sources of information.


3rd December 2013 - 16:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), CIARD, the agINFRA project, GFAR and CGIAR.