Skip to main content

Notice

The new RDA web platform is still being rolled out. Existing RDA members PLEASE REACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT using this link: https://rda-login.wicketcloud.com/users/confirmation. Please report bugs, broken links and provide your feedback using the UserSnap tool on the bottom right corner of each page. Stay updated about the web site milestones at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-web-platform-upcoming-features-and-functionalities/.

Free webinar: Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities: Multischeme multihierarchy and thesaurus management

  • Creator
    Discussion
  • #106946

    Karna Wegner
    Member

    ***Free webinar: Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities: Multischeme multihierarchy and thesaurus management***
    We are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar that will introduce how the AGROVOC team of FAO keeps AGROVOC up to date with a number of institutions and individual domain experts serving as focal points for specific languages and topics. With the aim to improve the quality of the services for the agricultural community, AGROVOC is now engaging with expert communities that are contributing and benefiting of the AGROVOC services.
    AGROVOC is a multilingual thesaurus of over 36,500 concepts in all areas of interest to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), from food, nutrition, and agriculture to fisheries, forestry, and the environment. AGROVOC is widely used in FAO services such as AGRIS and by third-party digital libraries and repositories for content organization, indexing and tagging, text mining, and translation.
    AGROVOC is edited through the web-based platform VocBench 3, an advanced collaboration environment for maintaining thesauri, ontologies, code lists and authority resources, providing features such as history, validation, a publication workflow, and multi-user management with role-based access control. Specialized concept schemes are now possible within AGROVOC. VocBench 3 supports the use of hierarchical relation properties that are specific to a scheme. The multischeme hierarchy approach means that a controlled vocabulary can be viewed flexibly and edited with its customized relations, or exported with a generic SKOS hierarchy of broader and narrower relations, without changing the hierarchy of AGROVOC itself.
    This opens for some very interesting potential collaborations with specialized communities: their vocabulary could be hosted by AGROVOC, and would enrich AGROVOC, while maintaining the possibility for separate hierarchy, exports and display.
    This webinar is dedicated to all AGROVOC users, potential users and all interested parties.
    *** About the presenter ***
    Imma Subirats works as a senior information management officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations since 2006. She is leading AGROVOC, AGRIS and AGORA programmes with the objective to enhance accessibility and visibility to knowledge, information and data produced by FAO member states.
    She is currently co-chairing the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) at the Research Data Alliance (RDA).
    ***Time and Date***
    Thursday, 31st of October 2019 at 16:00 CET (Time Converter: https://cutt.ly/TekNznZ )
    ***Registration***
    https://forms.gle/nGuYQ6nsHjhY4PgV6
    Have a look at the announcement for further information:
    http://aims.fao.org/activity/blog/new-webinar-AGROVOC

Log in to reply.