Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective

Malapela, Thembani and Celli, Fabrizio and Subirats-Coll, Imma and Keizer, Johannes Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective., 2014 . In IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2014, Lyon (France), 16-22 August 2014. [Conference paper]

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Access to agricultural information ensures that stakeholders in the farming system can make informed decisions towards increasing agricultural productivity. Agricultural information and data are stored in distributed systems and repositories (using different pieces of software and databases) that expose a variety of research outputs with various metadata formats. Often grey literature, journal articles and technical reports are lost as technologies are not employed to ensure that such resources are online, accessible and shared widely within the agricultural stakeholders. This paper reviews AGRIS (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology) as an international collaboration and partnership in collecting and using agricultural bibliographic data to enable researchers and policy makers retrieve related agricultural and scientific information and data. AGRIS database, therefore, uses bibliographic data as an aggregator of locating related content across information systems available on the Web through taking advantage of the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data technologies. Besides linking related content, AGRIS has a potential to gather like-minded researchers around AGRIS content to discuss and share ideas – this implies creating a social media layer by creating AGRIS social media.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: AGRIS, AIMS, AGROVOC, Agriculture, Linked Data, Agricultural Information, food, FAO_AIMS productions, bibliographic datasets, FAOAIMS,
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HR. Portals.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
I. Information treatment for information services > IG. Information presentation: hypertext, hypermedia.
Depositing user: Thembani Malapela
Date deposited: 01 Sep 2014 14:55
Last modified: 20 Nov 2015 11:58


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