The Webinar Programme for the "Open Access Week @ AIMS" is now available online!
As part of the CIARD Movement, the Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) community is organizing a series of webinars on the theme "Making Agricultural Research Information Publicly Available and Accessible" during Open Access Week 2012. 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). The webinars will take place from October 23 to 26.
We are glad to announce that we will start the event with four webinars by acknowledged Open Access specialists. On October 23, Enrica Porcari and Jean-Claude Guédon will talk about the experience of CGIAR and the status of Open Access in the agricultural domain respectively. On October 24, Alma Swan will focus on Open Access policy developments and Wouter Gerritsma will present the value-added services for the Wageningen Institutional Repository.
The event will be closed by three webinars consisting each of three short presentations on the following main topics: "Promotion of Open Access", "Search Engines for Open Access Web Resources" (October 25) and "Digital Repository Development Use Cases" (October 26).
For more information on the time schedule, how to join the webinars and system requirements please vistit the Open Acccess Week @ AIMS programme. Do not worry if you can't 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.