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ASIRA Online Course Webinars: Recordings and slides are available online


A.S.I.R.A.  (Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture online course for low-income countries - started on 13 February, 2017 - is in its last week. The course was enriched by a number of webinars designed to strengthen the course content, give course participants broader perspective in the relevant areas.


The four-week online course ASIRA has been delivered by the FAO of the United Nations in collaboration with Research4Life

ASIRA's goal is to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of agricultural data and science, particularly in low-income countries.

The course webinars were opened to the public interested in the course topics.

We would like to thank our speakers who delivered great talks on the respective topics and our participants to create interactive environments with their questions and discussions.

Each of the webinar recording and the slides were made available afterwards. You may find them all here listed by the webinar dates:

15 February 2017

Webinar@ASIRA: Emerging Themes in Agricultural Research Publishing by Thomas Ingraham, Publishing Editor at F1000Research  

Recording: https://goo.gl/ddlvCK

Slides: https://goo.gl/80EUf1

17 February 2017

Webinar@ASIRA: New Roles for Changing Times: UNAM Subject Librarians in Context by Chenjerai Mabhiza, Head of User Services at the University of Namibia

Recording: https://goo.gl/2GYti0

Slides: https://goo.gl/mmzmQG

21 February 2017

Webinar@ASIRA: Providing Access to Agricultural Research and Technology Information and Exploiting Open Data on the Web by Thembani Malapela, Knowledge and Information Management Officer at the FAO of the UN

Recording: https://goo.gl/SM3toI

Slides: https://goo.gl/otcraH

 22 February 2017

Webinar@ASIRA: Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) by Kristin Kolshus, Information Management Specialist at the FAO of the UN

Recording: https://goo.gl/8vfAWd

Slides: https://goo.gl/mM3ymb

24 February 2017

Webinar@ASIRA: Introduction to Using TEEAL to Access Agricultural Journals by Joy Paulson, Director of the TEEAL Project and the International Projects Librarian at Mann Library, Cornell University 

Recording: https://goo.gl/ATH0u0

Slides: https://goo.gl/UueXbS

1 March 2017

Webinar@ASIRA: AuthorAID: Supporting Developing Country Researchers in Publishing Their Work by Jennifer Chapin, Programme Manager of AuthorAID and  Coordinator of Research and Communication at INASP 

Recording: https://goo.gl/zQ0yFH

Slides: https://goo.gl/9IxJIu