On 28th of June 2016, the AIMS team will be hosting a webinar aimed at anyone who needs to learn more about open publishing of agricultural knowledge and research.
This webinar will cover how the novel approaches taken by the publication venue Open Knowledge in Agricultural Development (OKAD) and the publishing platform it is hosted on, F1000Research, are addressing these issues. OKAD publishes academic articles, posters and slide presentations involving open knowledge projects within all areas of agriculture, nutrition and agro-biodiversity.
The webinar’s presenter will be Thomas Ingraham, Publishing Editor at F1000Research.
For more information regarding how to join and the required system specifications, please visit http://aims.fao.org/node/119009.… Click to read the full post
On 28th of April 2016, the AIMS team will be hosting a webinar aimed at anyone who needs to access information on agricultural research and technology.
This Webinar@AIMS will present the AGRIS international initiative and partnership in the usage of AGRIS bibliographic data as a gateway to enable researchers and policy makers to retrieve agricultural and scientific information. The end-user based webinar will explain the basic fundamentals of AGRIS, overview the AGRIS interface, and how users can initiate their searches using both the simple and advanced search functionalities.
The webinar’s presenter will be Thembani Malapela, UN FAO’s Knowledge and Information Management Officer.… Click to read the full post
BigDataEurope is a project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, aiming to facilitate European companies in building innovative multilingual products, applications and services based on semantically interoperable, large-scale, multi-lingual data assets and knowledge, available under a variety of licenses and business models. The project aims to provide a generic approach meeting a wide variety of needs, and in this context it encompasses all seven (7) societal challenges defined by the European Commission. Agroknow is a consortium member of the BigDataEurope project, representing the agri-food community in the Societal Challenge 2.
The BigDataEurope project is organizing a webinar titled “A Big Data platform for the future: Technical insights into the BDE Project“.… Click to read the full post
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.… Click to read the full post
A webinar on “Open Access Progress and Promise in the CGIAR Consortium” took place on 10th of April at 11:00am (CEST). The presentation delivered by Piers Bocock, Director of Knowledge Management and Communication at the CGIAR Consortium, provided an overview and update on the CGIAR Consortium’s progress in Open Access, including some of the challenges and opportunities of advocating for Open Access across the Consortium. Piers Bocock is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the Consortium’s Knowledge Management, Communications, and IT strategies, leveraging best practices in these disciplines to help the Consortium deliver on its mandate.… Click to read the full post
A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation from the FAO AIMS team to make a presentation on the management of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOSs), as a part of a series of Webinars. Many people know how I feel when it comes to FAO: as a student of agricultural sciences I used to consider FAO as the centre of agricultural decision making and I still remember my recent visit to the FAO HQ in Rome (during the VOA3R 7th Project Meeting) which sent shivers down my spine each time I walked up and down the building.. I felt honoured to receive the invitation and could not refuse of course; I still have a crush on FAO!… Click to read the full post