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The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
The Ciard RING
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The Ciard RING

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This presentation is dated May 2009. …

This presentation is dated May 2009.
The CIARD RING has since become available at:
http://ring.ciard.net
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http://www.slideshare.net/valeriap/the-ciard-ring-an-infrastructure-for-interoperability-of-agricultural-research-information-services

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  • 1. The CIARD RING “ a R outemap to I nformation N odes and G ateways ( RING ) that share information related to agricultural research and innovation for development (ARD)” A CIARD project led by GFAR
  • 2. ARD information now <ul><li>Agriculture-related information on the Internet is limited, widely scattered and not organized for easy access </li></ul><ul><li>Complex information needs for agricultural research, innovation and development cannot be met </li></ul>
  • 3. Availability is just not enough! <ul><li>Users have to locate and search several sources that provide partial answers to complex questions </li></ul>HTML HTML HTML Users HTML HTML HTML We need to know if a certain technology has been used in a specific country and in a dryland area for a specific crop and if there are related projects completed or ongoing, who is funding them and where we can find the project outputs? TECA Best practices Country profiles CARIS WISARD AGRIS HTML Country NARS HTML ICARDA HTML AiDA HTML Crop database HTML OPACs
  • 4. Solution: value added services <ul><li>Value added information services that enable to </li></ul><ul><li>search, collate and integrate information from various sources </li></ul><ul><li>acting as gateways to information sources </li></ul>OPAC
  • 5. Solution: value added services CARIS / WISARD Users We need to know if a certain technology has been used in a specific country and in a dryland area for a specific crop and if there are related projects currently ongoing and where we can find the project outputs? TECA Best practices Country profiles AGRIS Country NARS ICARDA AiDA Crop database Geo-ontology Crop ontology Organizations Directory Agrovoc OA gateway OPAC gateway gateway gateway
  • 6. The RING: supporting value added services <ul><li>The CIARD RING through a registry of existing information services will provide the missing link : </li></ul><ul><li>an orientating service that further supports and enables the development of integrated value-added services that satisfy users’ needs   </li></ul>Value added services cannot be built without being aware of what others have done and how to leverage it
  • 7. The CIARD RING service <ul><li>The CIARD RING is a registry of existing ARD information services that will </li></ul><ul><li>categorize and interlink the featured services according to criteria based on: standards used, vocabulary used, technology used, protocols used, level of interoperability etc. </li></ul><ul><li>feature detailed instructions on how to interoperate the featured services </li></ul>
  • 8. Users of the CIARD RING <ul><li>The prospected users of the this Routemap are: </li></ul><ul><li>users looking for existing services which they can leverage for building integrated, value-added information systems </li></ul><ul><li>users interested in an overview of the current offer of information services in ARD </li></ul>
  • 9. Services in the RING: examples <ul><li>Services that provide RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Services that provide XML exports of information based on agreed metadata sets </li></ul><ul><li>Services that share their documents participating in the new AGRIS or in the Open Archive Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Services that offer web services for accessing and re-using their information </li></ul><ul><li>etc... </li></ul>
  • 10. What you can build out of it <ul><li>Services that o ffer a common browsing or searching interface to different sources </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated services providing relations between entities (organizations, projects, experts, documents) through semantic-web technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Services that interface the different knowledge organization systems (KOS) used by different sources </li></ul><ul><li>Services providing advanced services like digests, bibliographies, best practices, surveys etc. </li></ul><ul><li>etc... </li></ul>
  • 11. Next steps <ul><li>The GFAR Secretariat has started developing the CIARD RING service </li></ul><ul><li>A logo will be designed that can be used by all featured services to label them and indicate their participation in the CIARD RING </li></ul>Registration of services in the RING will be opened up in SEPTEMBER 2009
  • 12. Global Public Goods The CIARD RING and the featured information services will be free and publicly available, thus constituting Global Public Goods that can be leveraged by any organization, person or information service.
  • 13. Invitation <ul><li>We invite you all to coordinate efforts and make your services known through the CIARD RING </li></ul>Thank You

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