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Presentation during Seminar-Workshop on Upgrading Proficiencies for Information Documentation and Sharing and 2nd General Assembly of PhilAgriNet from 24-25 Feb 2011 @ BSU, Philippines

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  1. 1. PhilAgriNet<br />FAO’s Information Resources<br />Gerard Sylvester<br />Knowledge and Information Management Officer<br />Seminar-Workshop on Upgrading Proficiencies for Information Documentation and Sharing and 2nd General Assembly<br />Feb 24-25, 2011<br />
  2. 2. “I’d be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.”                                        --Bill Gates<br />2<br />
  3. 3. The Goal<br />Availability, Accessibility & Applicability (AAA)<br />Why?<br /> - Maximizing Research Impact (among other things)<br />“To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all”<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Challenges faced by Info. Professionals<br />- Specifically by agricultural information managers<br /><ul><li>Outlook
  5. 5. Institutional & Individual
  6. 6. Technology</li></ul>- Software, Capacity building<br /><ul><li>Standards
  7. 7. Interoperability</li></ul>4<br />
  8. 8. CIARD Initiative<br />http://www.ciard.net/<br />the Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) initiative is working to make agricultural research information publicly available and accessible to all.<br />5<br />
  9. 9. CIARD Manifesto<br />http://www.ciard.net/ciard-manifesto<br />Towards a Knowledge Commons on <br />Agricultural Research for Development<br />6<br />
  10. 10. CIARD Checklist<br />http://www.ciard.net/checklist<br />- Set of items towards achievement of the CIARD Manifesto and Values. It is not a set of requirements<br />7<br />
  11. 11. CIARD Pathways<br />http://www.ciard.net/pathways<br />- Set of good practices and "how to" guides based on the experiences of other institutions.<br />8<br />
  12. 12. CIARD RING<br />www.ciard.net/ring<br />an infrastructure for interoperability of <br />agricultural research information services<br />Yellow pages for agricultural information services<br />9<br />
  13. 13. the RING brings..<br />Objective of the RING<br />To facilitate / enable the creation of<br />value added information services that allow to<br />search, collate and integrateinformation from various sources acting asgatewaysto <br />information sources<br />requiresawareness of what others have done: <br /><ul><li>which sources are available
  14. 14. how to tap into them
  15. 15. how to exploit their semantics</li></ul>10<br />
  16. 16. the RING brings..<br />CIARD RING<br /><ul><li>The RING categorizes and interlinks the featured services according to:</li></ul>>> content criteria such asthematic coveragegeographic coveragecontent typetarget audience<br />>> technical criteria such asstandards adoptedvocabularies usedtechnologies usedprotocols implemented<br />11<br />
  17. 17. http://agris.fao.org/<br />12<br />
  18. 18. Dspace @ IRRI<br />http://dspace.irri.org:8080/dspace/<br />13<br />
  19. 19. Dspace @ ICRISAT<br />http://dspace.icrisat.ac.in/dspace/<br />14<br />
  20. 20. agropedialabs.iitk.ac.in/Tagger/agrotagger_scientific.php<br />agropedialabs.iitk.ac.in/Tagger/Agrotagger_text.php<br />15<br />
  21. 21. AGROTags integrated into DSpace<br />16<br />
  22. 22. AgriOcean Dspace<br /><ul><li>customized version of DSpace using standards and controlled vocabularies in oceanography, marine science, food, agriculture, development, fisheries, forestry, natural resources and related sciences.
  23. 23. The communities supported by FAO and UNESCO-IOC/IODE are synergistic and the standards on metadata and controlled vocabularies are similar for both.
  24. 24. Communities: AGRIS – ASFA - ODINS
  25. 25. Standards: Agris AP – MODS
  26. 26. Thesauri: AGROVOC – ASFA
  27. 27. Bigger user community (Distribution – support)</li></ul>17<br />
  28. 28. AgriDrupal<br /><ul><li>Drupal - an open source Content Management System (CMS)
  29. 29. AgriDrupal is the most appropriate tool to achieve the use of semantic standards and guarantee a proper and efficient exchange and sharing of information within the Food, Agriculture, Development, Fisheries, Forestry and Natural Resources community</li></ul>http://aims.fao.org/community/group/agridrupal<br />18<br />
  30. 30. Openagri<br />http://agropedia.iitk.ac.in/openaccess/<br />19<br />
  31. 31. ePrints @ IARI<br />http://eprints.iari.res.in/view/year/2010.html<br />20<br />
  32. 32. www.ciard.net/ring<br /><ul><li>Registering a service in the RING automatically makes you a CIARD partner
  33. 33. Partners that register services in the RING are invited to display the RING logo</li></ul>21<br />
  34. 34. Thank you!<br />Gerard Sylvester<br />gerard.sylvester@fao.org<br />22<br />

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