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Cab international and the agricultural ontology service ppt


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Cab international and the agricultural ontology service ppt

  1. 1. CAB International and the Agricultural Ontology Service AOS Workshop, FAO, Rome 14-15 November 2001 James Brooks
  2. 2. CAB International <ul><li>A financially self-supporting, international, intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with 2 divisions: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CABI Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>CABI Bioscience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and the </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information for Development Programme </li></ul>
  3. 3. CAB Thesaurus <ul><li>a leading thesaurus for agricultural and related sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>including forestry, horticulture, nutrition, rural development, veterinary medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>indexing & searching CAB ABSTRACTS and CAB HEALTH databases </li></ul><ul><li>used by other organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g . National Agricultural Library, USDA (AGRICOLA), Resource Discovery Network (BIOME) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CABI Publishing and the AOS <ul><li>Of interest to CABI: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increased interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multilingual access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multiple applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Of importance to CABI: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ brand’ identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not-for-profit vs for-profit use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cost recovery, maintenance & sustainability </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. CABI Publishing and the AOS <ul><li>What CABI can bring to the AOS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subject knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>editorial and information science skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>project management experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business acumen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a wide variety of useful ‘contacts’ from around the world </li></ul></ul>