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CIARD RING usage scenarios

Posted by valeriap on March 2, 2013

The CIARD RING is a registry of agricultural information services and data sources.
Currently, there are 623 infromation services registered in the RING by 388 organizations.

The audience of the RING is mostly information managers and developers of information systems in agriculture.

Below are described the usage scenarios that have been identified so far for the RING. Read the rest of this entry »


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AgriVIVO prototype published

Posted by valeriap on February 9, 2013

The AgriVIVO prototype was published on 31/01/2013. In this initial phase, the link has been circulated only among a few members of the communities that have been involved in the pilot.
The prototype will be officially launched in March 2013.

AgriVIVO is a search portal built to facilitate connections between all actors in the agricultural field, bridging across separately hosted directories and online communities. Read the rest of this entry »

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AgriVIVO prototype: architecture

Posted by valeriap on January 13, 2013

The AgriVIVO prototype will be published in January 2013.
The purpose of the AgriVIVO prototype is to demonstrate the functionalities of the AgriVIVO store and search portal.

The product of this first stage will be used primarily by the members of the participating communities and also by the general audience identified in the business case, but mostly as a demonstrative product.
The prototype will import, store and allow to browse data on people, organizations and events in the field of agriculture. Read the rest of this entry »

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Web coverage for the GCARD2 conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay

Posted by valeriap on October 20, 2012

GCARD 2012 social coverage

GCARD 2012 social coverage

The Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) will be organized in Punta del Este, Uruguay, 29 October – 1 November 2012. GCARD2 will focus on the ways to implement the tasks identified in the GCARD RoadMap with special attention to “Foresight and partnership for innovation and impact on small-holder livelihoods”.

We prepared the information infrastructure for covering the conference on the web:

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Valeria Pesce – Alignment of standards for describing researchers and identifying them: VIVO, CERIF, CASRAI and ORCID

Posted by valeriap on September 11, 2012

One of the the most interesting developments around VIVO is the coordination with other international initiatives trying to set standards for both describing experts / researchers and their research activities and uniquely identifying them across systems.

At VIVO 2012, Laurel Haak presented ORCID, the international, non-profit project providing a global registry of unique identifiers for researchers (with automated linkages to their research activities whenever possible). ORCID is directed by a Board comprised of fourteen members of the global scholarly research community (from institutions such as OCLC, CERN, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Harvard University, Cornell University…). Read the rest of this entry »

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