Good morning. Let me introduce myself…. Today, I am going to present you the project of socio-professional awareness system set up by the AHD This systems involve a new way of managing information for providing animal health reference material, For highlighting the Division’s expertise, and providing useful information in the field of animal health. . First, I'll give you, in introduction, some elements of context After that, I'll explain how we manage this project And finally, I'll present you the tools used to disseminate and share information with our livestock partners.
So, let's start with elements of background As the population grows (hunger), the livestrock sector….
Current awareness can be defined as an interactive and organized relationship between an organization and its socio-economic environment. It aims to facilitate direct communication with professional partner. The AHD’s socio-professional awareness project comes within this perspective
Before going on, I'd just like to mention… I'll present them at the end of my presentation.
Let's move now to the implementation and management of these projects
So, just before going on, I'd just like to explain why we choose to create a reference terminology : A number of difficulties identified at the start of the project: Difficulty to organize the collect and selection phase Complete list of animal diseases in french no available … Creating a reference terminology of “animal diseases” emerged as a way of organizing the collection phase, consolidating the information processing phase, and above all of simplifying access to the information for professionals. To provide a standard vocabulary for animal health field and produce a comprehensive and homogeneous list by disease and animal species
The construction process : To draw up the theoretical reference modele 2) Inventory of diseases per animal species with the help of academic resources (books, treatises od animal pathology, list of notifiable diseases…) 3) Additional research on the internet 4) Scientific validation by vettrinary experts
The sum up of all the information in the final animal disease reference terminology : More than 400 animal diseases Near 700 pathogens It makes it a unique knowledge base and at the same time a professional tool.
The reference terminology facilitates the use of appropriate search and navigation systems by : Extending reserach to equivalent terms more intuitive navigation and guided search Cross-reference navigation within each item (for example form a disease, by a pathogen, to specific animal species)
To put it simple, our objective in this project is to prioritize quality of information.
Let's move now to the third part of my presentation : the presentation of CERISA and VELISA
First, let's look at to CERISA – The…;
In april 2010, CERISA contained 724 selected resources, 566 recognized stakeholders involved, 676 pathogens and 412 listed diseases. The home page enables users to: Access menus and sub-menus guided search by animal species, by stakeholder (from A to Z), by disease and pathogen (from A to Z), with direct access to “notifiable diseases” geolocation system internal search engine. There are additional functionalities which can be accessed from the home page (RSS feed, secure access to the “partner space”, to summary information, and to current news via the “Animal Health news” and “Seen in the specialized press” headings (syndication from VELISA).
Let's look at the second tool… In this way, 40 journals, the contents of scientific and technical seminars are systematically examined on publication, with items dating back to 2000. Altogether, about 4500 references were accessible on VELISA in april 2010. To our knowledge, this is the only current awareness system of this type in French.
The VELISA home page gives users access to the references by: The last 20 references entered Articles written by AHD scientists The internal search engine Diseases, pathogens, animal species or key-words Journals and conference proceedings (and by year of publication).
If you have any questions, I'll be pleased to answer them.
Transcript of "Innovative information systems enabling public research organizations and the livestock industry in France to share animal health resources and skills"
Innovative information systems enabling public research organizations and the livestock industry in France to share animal health resources and skills Marie-Colette Fauré - Etienne Zundel INRA - Animal Health division April 2010 [email_address]
Background <ul><li>Agricultural activities including livestock productions sector have to deal with crises and mutations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sector becoming increasingly complex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health crises : BSE, SARS, foot and mouth disease, avian influenza … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing need for knowledge and increasing a mount of available information </li></ul></ul>
Aims of the Animal Health Division of Inra* <ul><li>The main aim : to carry out fundamental works and targeted research in the area of animal health </li></ul><ul><li>A targeted research mandate : to set up on-going and organized links with the livestock production industry in France (socio-professional partnership) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To find out needs from professionals (to identify key research topics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To make known its field of competence and expertise and to explain its results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide reliable and accessible information </li></ul></ul>*INRA : The french National Institute for Agricultural Research
A current awareness system <ul><li>A project for an interactive and organized relationship between AHD and livestock production sector. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To improve visibility to animal health and veterinary public organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity of the animal health and veterinary public health organization in France </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A wide variety of entities involved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To share and disseminate relevant information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop inter-professional collaboration through internet. </li></ul></ul>
CERISA and VELISA (1) AHD Tools available on the Internet <ul><li>--> Main outcome of AHD’s socio-professional current-awareness process on Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-access tools for direct use by professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Tools based on Web 2.0 technologies : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>possibilities of geolocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>syndication feed to make information available in real time or to syndicate the content of other sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ergonomic interfaces. </li></ul></ul>
A reference terminology : a helpful tool for the design of CERISA <ul><li>Structuring role of the reference terminology of animal diseases </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of a reference terminology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing the collection phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consoladating the information processing phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifying access to the information access for professionals </li></ul></ul>
The construction process Disease (selected term) Pathogen (s)) Type of disease Animal species Regulatory status Zoonosis ? Synonym (s) Common term(s) Acronym … Additional note
An exemple Tularemia Francisella tularensis Bacterium Rabbit Regulatory status Zoonosis : yes Pahvant Valley plague Rabbit fever Deer fly fever Ohara's fever Additional note : Few clinical manifestation for the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), more frequent for the hare (Lepus europeaus ou timidus) <ul><li>Disease notifiable to the OIE </li></ul><ul><li>Notifiable disease (french legislation) </li></ul>
Reference terminology : a professional tool Disease Pathogen Animal species Type of disease Regulatory status Zoonosis Terminology Stakeholders Resources Information selection Indexation Additional Metadata Knowledge base Professional tool Portal Use
Reference terminology for user Disease Pathogen Animal species Type of disease Regulatory status Zoonosis Terminology Stakeholders Resources Navigation / Search Portal Use
Information management : Priority to quality <ul><li>Collecting and selecting information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection phase organised with the terminology (prioritization of the diseases, terms of queries…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection criteria to objectivize the selection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Processing and analysis to produce useful knowledge for professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysing information about stakeholders involved (role, specialisation, skills…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources : full text, information accessible to a non-scientific but well-informed public, quality of the information… </li></ul></ul>
CERISA - T he animal health and veterinary public health portal <ul><li>To identify and access all the stakeholders working in animal health and veterinary public health in France </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate access to information in French on livestock diseases and pathogens per animal species </li></ul><ul><li>To give professionals access to a “partner space” where they can exchange information. </li></ul>
Navigation menu Animal species Disease or pathogen Notifiable diseases Stakeholders Geolocation Internal search engine Seen in the specialized press Animal health news Partner space
VELISA - a French-language current awareness and literature search tool for animal health <ul><li>To reference professional information about animal health found in professional veterinary or livestock research journals </li></ul><ul><li>Based on this work, to identify any emerging health problems on farms </li></ul><ul><li>To make known the regular contributions of AHD scientists to the professional literature. </li></ul>
News RSS feeds Keywords as navigation items Articles written by DSA scientists
In conclusion <ul><li>Projects based on a close collaboration between scientists and IT professionals </li></ul><ul><li>New collaboration with other scientific or technical organizations in France and French-speaking countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li> could add to the quality, maintenance and development of the system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future development of the reference terminology on the semantic web (Linked data) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> interoperability of the data and accessibility for the animal health and veterinary public health community </li></ul></ul>