The FAO AGRIS Network and the institutional repositories of VOA3R

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The FAO AGRIS Network and the institutional repositories of VOA3R

  1. 1. 3 VOA R Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository: sharing scientific and scholarly research related to agriculture, food, and environment The AGRIS Network of FAO & the institutional repositories sub-network VOA3R Effie Tsiflidou Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET)5th Belgrade International Open Access Conference 18-19/5/2012 Belgrade, Serbia
  2. 2. THE AGRIS NETWORK International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology, maintained by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) A global public domain database with 2.6M bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology literature  National journals, Journal articles, grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers, government publications Access to the AGRIS Repository is provided through the AGRIS Search Engine http://agris.fao.org
  3. 3. THE AGRIS NETWORK More than 150 participating institutions from 65 countries  Agricultural journals  Agricultural ministries  Scientific digital libraries  Agricultural/ agrarian universities (libraries)  Forestry, agricultural organizations/ centers AGRIS Thematic areas:  agriculture, including forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences and fisheries, human nutrition etc.
  4. 4. HOW ARE AGINFRA, AGRIS & VOA3RCONNECTED? services tools repositories
  5. 5. 3 WHAT IS VOA R?VIRTUAL OPEN ACCESS AGRICULTURE & AQUACULTURE REPOSITORY 36-months CIP-ICT-PSP EU project, started in June 2010 Aims to improve access to EU agriculture & aquaculture open access research results
  6. 6. HOW IS VOA3R CONNECTED TO AGRIS? Collaboration between FAO AGRIS and VOA3R: VOA3R AGRISintegrated open access services established network & & scholarly open access millions of bibliographic agricultural content references(academic orientation) & & FAO supportnew user communities
  7. 7. 3 VOA R CONTENT POPULATION / INTEGRATION Among other ourcomes, VOA3R has created a federated repository, which will harvest scholarly content from institutional repositories (mostly agricultural universities of Europe). Scholarly content from these institutional repositories on agriculture and aquaculture is aggregated to the VOA3R repository Your institutional repository could also be connected to VOA3R!
  8. 8. WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE 3 OF VOA R? Researchers Students Practitioners …in the areas of Agriculture, Viticulture, Aquaculture etc.
  9. 9. A NEED COVERED BY VOA3R:
  10. 10. IN ADDITION…
  11. 11. 3WHAT IS VOA R SUGGESTING?
  12. 12. 3 THE VOA R PLATFORM(HTTP://VOA3R.CC.UAH.ES)
  13. 13. … AND RETRIEVING RESEARCH / SCHOLARLY CONTENT
  14. 14. WHAT ABOUT THE QUANTITY OFSCIENTIFIC/RESEARCH MATERIAL?
  15. 15. AND WHAT ABOUT THE CONTENT TYPES? Publications (scientific papers, journal articles) Experimental studies / research outcomes Experimental Raw Data / Datasets Photos / Videos as research outcomes … etc.
  16. 16. HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED? (1/2) 1. Join the VOA3R portal: Create a free account in the VOA3R platform ( http://voa3r.cc.uah.es)  Provide the pieces of your personal information that you consider relevant, your scientific interests and your institution.  Search for scholarly content using the various retrieval options.  Search for your colleagues as well as for researchers working in the same research areas as you.  Join an existing relevant user community or request the creation of a new one.
  17. 17. HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED? (2/2) 2. Connect your institutional repository Become an affiliated partner  Contact us in case that you would like to contribute your institutional collection of resources  We will guide you through the process  Your collection will be a part of the growing VOA3R Network!
  18. 18. YOU MAY FIND ALL THESE ATVOA3R Portal: http:// voa3r.cc.uah.es Project Website: www.voa3r.eu Thank you for your attention! Effie Tsiflidou effie@agroknow.gr

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