Presentation on theme: "TRAINING OF TRAINERS AGRIS AP. AGRIS ORIGIN In 1975, FAO set up AGRIS to improve access and exchange of information on agricultureAGRIS The largest cooperative."— Presentation transcript:
AGRIS ORIGIN In 1975, FAO set up AGRIS to improve access and exchange of information on agricultureAGRIS The largest cooperative information system in the world Steady dynamic development over its history In 1989, it became a component of WAICENT, FAOs gateway via the Internet
Languages of Original Documents - 58% English - 8% French - 7% German - 7% Spanish - 4% Japanese - 3% Italian - 3% Russian - 2% Portuguese - 8% others
Composition of the AGRIS database - 75% journal articles - 18% monographs - 6% conferences papers - 1% others - 16% refer to non-conventional literature (not commercially available) - 21% include abstracts
AGRIS NEW VISION In 2000, a new vision to help move AGRIS to become a worldwide distributed open access resource on agricultural information
AGRIS NEW APPROACH emphasis on decentralized actions diversity of participating organizations not just one official focal point per country greater attention to capacity building focus on full text documents a set of web-enabled standards and tools
AGRIS INITIATIVES standards to support more effective information content capture and exchange IMARK e-learning initiative self-learning information management modules
AGRIS RESOURCES All relevant material published within the national territory in the field of agriculture The content should be of general interest and the publications should be obtainable.
DONT INCLUDE: Short lived information Restricted or confidential materials Local news Legislations on local subjects of short duration (decrees of officers or prices) Local agreements Text books on basic sciences Advertisements Non original or repetitive materials in popular Journals Reprints of Journal articles
BUT INCLUDE Short articles on taxonomic description A case study Notes on projects in progress Obituaries of outstanding scholars Editorials, letters to editors, regular columns, opening speeches in meetings Literature produced for extension worker
AGRIS SCOPE Has been extended to include all forms of electronic publishing Is increasing to cover specialized and relevant local information The current format can be used for storing information in XML, RD and relational databases.
AGRIS AP CONCEPT a type of metadata schema consists of data elements drawn from one or more namespaces DCMES and AgMES specifies the cardinality and data-typing information specifies the application-specific schemes and controlled list values
AGRIS AP ADVANTAGES providing the AGRIS audience with information of high quality with medium complexity providing a standardized format for the exchange of bibliographic information providing information in XML formats or to be easily exposed for multi-host searches
ESSENTIAL DEFINITIONS Element: a unit of data or metadata. The element allows us to give more information about the described information Element Refinement: An element qualifier makes the meaning of an element either narrower or more specific Encoding Scheme: An encoding scheme aids in the interpretation of the value of an element
CHANGES IN AGRIS AP Many changes have been incorporated into the new AP Many rules are not included into the new guidelines AGRIS AP takes the role of an exchange format. Its emphasis is more on metadata exchange Provides best recommended practices on cataloguing