AgriOcean DSpace: FAO and IOC/IODE Combine Efforts in their Support of Open Access

Wed, 2010-08-11 16:04 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Rome, Italy On August 1, 2010 The United Nations agencies of FAO and UNESCO-IOC/IODE announced a joint initiative entitled “Agri-Ocean DSpace” to provide a customized version of DSpace using standards and controlled vocabularies in oceanography, marine science, food, agriculture, development, fisheries, forestry, natural resources and related sciences.
“The Hasselt University Library produced a customized version of DSpace called OceanDocs for the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC) and adapted it to the standards of the Oceanographic community. The OceanDocs Network, created in 2004, now has some 50 members. The FAO customized DSpace using the AGRIS Application Profile (AP) and is developing a plug-in for the use of controlled vocabularies for communities in food, agriculture, development, fisheries, forestry, natural resources and related sciences such as AGROVOC.”
Read the FAO and UNESCO-IOC/IODE press release here:
About FAO
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has more than 50 years of experience in the production and the dissemination of information, both through its headquarters-based regular program and through its field projects with FAO’s Web site receiving millions of visits per month. The collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of information relating to nutrition, food and agriculture is one of FAO’s functions.