As part of the CIARD Movement, AIMS is organizing
during Open Access Week 2012 a series of webinars on the theme “Making
Agricultural Research Information Publicly Available and Accessible”. The event
is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the Inter-American
Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the International
Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD).
In total 7 webinars will be held from Tuesday,
October 23 until Friday, October 26. Jean-Claude Guédon and Alma Swan will
focus more in general respectively on the status of Open Access in the
agricultural domain and Open Access policy developments. Wouter Gerritsma will
talk about value-added services for the Wageningen Institutional Repository and
Enrica Porcari will highlight the experience of CGIAR. The event will be closed
by 3 webinars consisting each of 3 short presentations talking about respectively
"Promotion of Open Access", "Search Engines for Open Access Web
Resources" and "Digital Repository Development Use Cases".
Dates: Tuesday, October 23 until Friday, October 26.
Do not worry if you can not make it: the sessions
will be recorded and you can play them back from the AIMS, CIARD and SIDALC
(Agricultural Information and Documentation Service of the Americas) portals.
For more details and to access each webinar go to: