AGRIS is a collaborative network of more than 150 institutions (including agricultural research centers, libraries, journals etc.) from 65 countries, promoting free access to agricultural information. At the same time, AGRIS is a multilingual bibliographic database for agricultural science, containing more than 7 million records provided by the content providers of the network. These records are are classified with the use of concepts of the AGROVOC Thesaurus, FAO’s multilingual thesaurus covering areas related to food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. In a more general context, AGRIS is also part of the CIARD initiative, in which CGIAR, GFAR and FAO collaborate to create a community for efficient knowledge sharing in agricultural research and development.
The AGRIS Network maintained by FAO of the UN while through a strategic partnership between FAO, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the ARIADNE Foundation, Agro-Know is hosting the Data Processing Unit of AGRIS.
In this context, our colleague Elena Kokoliou (Information Expert and the person coordinating the Agro-Know AGRIS team) will deliver a webinar titled “How can you contribute to AGRIS with your bibliographic data?” The webinar is aimed at both existing and potential AGRIS Data providers, such as researchers, information management specialists, software developers, (agricultural) journal editors, related data providers as well as anyone else interested in learning more about AGRIS and the metadata sharing options available.
The Webinar is one of the Webinar@AIMS series, it will take place on the 27th of November 2014, 15:00 CET and is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) , IICA and Agro-Know. You can find more information about the Webinar (including the registration process) at the FAO AIMS website.
If you are also a new or existing AGRIS user, you could help shape the revised version of the network by providing your feedback in the AGRIS E-Consultation Survey (it is really short!). Your feedback will help us make the AGRIS network and service even better and better match your needs as a user and/or AGRIS content provider!