[EP-tech] Webinar at AIMS_Open Access Repositories: COAR

Wegner, Karna (OPCC) Karna.Wegner at fao.org
Mon Mar 24 17:31:13 GMT 2014

******** Apologies for cross-posting ********

The Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) Community [1] is pleased to announce a new webinar entitled “COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories" [2]. The session will take place on the 03rd of April 2014 – 16:00 Rome Time [3] and will be presented by Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Research Associate with CARL and RDC [4].


The webinar will present COAR [5] and its activities in support of the development of a global network of repositories. COAR is an association of repository initiatives with a membership of over 100 institutions worldwide from 35 countries in 4 continents.

The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of COAR and its activities in support of the development of a global network of repositories. The vision of COAR is to build a seamless knowledge infrastructure through a global Open Access repository network. COAR pursues its vision through an active community of members engaged in working and interest groups, advocacy activities, and training opportunities. The webinar will showcase the work of COAR, the benefits of being part of the organization, collaborative activities, and achievements of COAR.

The webinar addresses libraries interested in open access, librarians, (agricultural) researchers, information management specialists, software developers, (agricultural) journal editors, related data providers and other interested people.


The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to AIMS at fao.org, containing the following information: your name, affiliation, role and country.

[1] http://aims.fao.org
[2] http://aims.fao.org/community/blogs/new-webinaraims-coar-enhancing-research-visibility-through-open-access-repositories
[3] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html?iso=20140403T16&p1=215&p2=263&p3=165&p4=51&p5=225&p6=41&p7=170
[4] http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/kathleen-shearer/5/968/7a7
[5] https://www.coar-repositories.org/

Kind regards,
Karna Wegner
Information Management Specialist
On behalf of the AIMS Editorial Team

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