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Using AGRIS as a portal of choice to access agricultural research and technology information

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AGRIS is the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology. It is supported by a large community of data providers, partners and users. AGRIS is a database that aggregates bibliographic data, and through this core data, related content across online information systems is retrieved by taking advantage of Semantic Web capabilities.

This webinar will present AGRIS international initiative and partnership in the usage of AGRIS bibliographic data as a gateway to enable researchers and policy makers to retrieve agricultural and scientific information. The end-user based webinar will explain the basic fundamentals of AGRIS, overview the AGRIS interface, and how users can initiate their searches using both the simple and advanced search functionalities.

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Using AGRIS as a portal of choice to access agricultural research and technology information

  1. 1. Using AGRIS as a portal of choice to access agricultural information An AGRIS webinar presentation for the Webinars@AIMS by Thembani Malapela April 2016 AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology 1
  2. 2. Presentation outline  AGRIS: An Introduction  What is AGRIS?  AGRIS Collection, AGRIS Network, AGRIS Web portal & AGRIS LOD Dataset  Who uses AGRIS  The AGRIS Portal  How to search the AGRIS Portal  Multilingual search  How to search retrieve full text documents?  Overview of Data submission workflow  Questions 2
  3. 3. AGRIS: An Introduction  Started in 1975, to help partners promote their scientific production - These were ministries and research centres in agriculture from different countries.  In practice, this core bibliographic repository was contributed by partners, compiled & disseminated by FAO (on paper, CD, now portal) 3
  4. 4. What is AGRIS? The International System for Agricultural Science and Technology. Today AGRIS is,  A collection of more than 8 million multilingual bibliographic resources.  A network of more than 150 institutions from 65 countries  A linked open data set  A Web portal (http://agris.fao.org/) 4
  5. 5. Who uses AGRIS?  Graduate students, lecturers and researchers in academic institutions  Librarians, cataloguers , and other information professionals  Publishers and professional associations  Government officials 5
  6. 6. i. The AGRIS Collection  8,327,188 multilingual bibliographic records – 400,000 from Latin America – 150,000 from Africa – 760,000 from Asia + 400,000 links to CSDD (China)  Links to the full text explicit/implicit through Google - Collection includes Books (31,000) , Bibliographies (366,000) Conference Papers (286,000), journal articles (5,000,000), thesis (62,000), and others (250,000).  250 million triples  Languages – English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Korean, Farsi 6
  7. 7. ii. The AGRIS Network 7http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/agrisMap.do
  8. 8. iii. The AGRIS LOD Dataset 8  All records in AGRIS are indexed with AGROVOC –Manually, by the partner –Automatically, by AGRIS  AGROVC is a LOD resource – AGROVOC links to Voc – Voc indexes Data – AGRIS links to Data  AGROVOC keywords are also used to query external Web Services
  9. 9. iv. Content interlinking in AGRIS 9
  10. 10. iii. The AGRIS LOD Dataset (2) 10 Some of the Linked resources  DBPedia  Nature OpenSeach  GBIF  WorldBank  FAO geopolitical ontology – Country profiles  IFPRI  FAO fisheries and aquaculture fact sheets  Bioversity international  CGRIS germplasm database
  11. 11. iii. The AGRIS Portal 11 agris.fao.org
  12. 12. agris.fao.org
  13. 13. How to search the AGRIS Portal? ©Steven82071
  14. 14. i. Simple Search 14
  15. 15. AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology 15 List of Results
  16. 16. Details of An AGRIS Record Source of Record
  17. 17. ii. Classical view
  18. 18. ii. Searching in the Classical view
  19. 19. ii. Filtering in the Classical view
  20. 20. AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology 20 Example of Filtering by Data Provider
  21. 21. 21 Multilingual Search Functionality  A detailed blog on multilingual search entitled Focus on AGRIS multilingual search is available at http://bit.ly/1RNFQRw
  22. 22. How to search retrieve full text documents? ©Steven82071
  23. 23. Filtering full text in the Results page
  24. 24. Filtering full text in the Results page (2)
  25. 25. Filtering full text in the Results page (3)
  26. 26. 26 Brief summary of submitting data to AGRIS  Submission done via the AGRIS AkStem Service at http://www.akstem.com/agris/  The service is for AGRIS content Providers  Data Processing is done through a partnership with AGROKNOW in Greece  Brief Steps  Content Providers submit request  AGROKNOW Data Processing Unit and AGROKNOW Stem team processes the request and activate the dashboard  In the dashbard content providers submit information about their contact person, theirinstitutional details and their collection.  Provider submits data.
  27. 27. AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology 27
  28. 28. AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology 28 Useful Sources of Information about AGRIS 1. AGRIS Website . http://agris.fao.org/content/about 2. Contributing bibliographic information to AGRIS. http://aims.fao.org/activity/blog/contributing-bibliographic-information-agris 3. AGRIS Subject Categories. http://www.fao.org/scripts/agris/c-categ.htm 4. AGRIS Journal Papers – Search AGRIS at http://eprints.rclis.org/cgi/search/advanced Documentary Repository http://www.fao.org/publications/search/en/ agris@fao.org
  29. 29. Questions and Answers agris@fao.org thembani.malapela@fao.org 29
  30. 30. • Which additional services would you like to see in AGRIS? We refer to both AGRIS website functionalities and to the possibility to use AGRIS data through online services • Do you think AGRIS should improve its content coverage, becoming as PubMed for life sciences? • Which latent knowledge do you think we can extract from 8 million AGRIS records? Thus, by analysing data, is it possible to derive new useful knowledge? 30 What's your Opinion on these 3 points agris@fao.org

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