By Thembani Malapela, Knowledge and Information Management Officer at FAO of the United Nations.
21 February 2017- 15:00 CET
--The webinar was held as part of ASIRA (Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture) Online Course for Low-Income Countries--
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 one of the many bibliographic databases used for locating agricultural information online, others examples include PubAg, TEEAL and CAB Abstracts.
AGRIS is a database that aggregates bibliographic data, and through this core data it retrieves related content across online information systems by taking advantage of Semantic Web capabilities. Through AGRIS core data, related content across online information systems is retrieved thereby enriching the search results.
This webinar will present the AGRIS international initiative and partnership, looking at how AGRIS bibliographic data acts as a gateway to enable researchers and policy makers to retrieve agricultural and scientific information. The end-user based webinar will explain the fundamentals of AGRIS, give an overview of the AGRIS interface, and show how users can initiate their searches using both the simple and advanced search functionalities.
About Thembani Malapela
Thembani Malapela works as Knowledge and Information Management Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Currently, he is responsible for AGRIS user support and communications and in evaluating various ways of improving the AGRIS user experience.