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Newsletter. VOA3R Special Issue, Summer 2011 | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS)


In collaboration with community members, the AIMS Team is pleased to announce a series of special newsletters on topics of interest to the community at large. This first issue is dedicated to the repository initiative VOA3R and contains an interview with its project leader, Miguel-Ángel Sicilia. Also featured: news, events and activities of the last 3 months.

VOA3R Photos at Flickr


Here you will find the photos taken in the different meetings of VOA3R project under the tag "voa3r" in flickr

VOA3R kick-off meeting

The VOA3R Kick-Off meeting will taok place between Tuesday the 9th and Sunday the 11th of June 2010, in Athens, Greece.The meeting will be hosted by the Project partner GRNET, and all project partners will be represented. During the 1st day of the meeting, the Project Officer of the project will be also present.

When scholars discovered the VOA3R platform

The evaluation of the platform has started with a large public consultation. The VOA3R partners have organized several pilot trials with scholars

  • April 26, 2013 at the University of Alcala where 40 BsC and MsC students tried the platform
  • April 10, 2013 at an INRA workshop where 12 experts gave interesting feedback about the usability of the the platform
  • April 8-12, 2013 at UNESCO-IODE during OceanTeacher Course, Development and Management of e-Repositories with 22 participants conducted by Hasselt University Library
  • March 21, 2013 at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • March 9, 2013, at Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)


Pilot trial University of Alcala

  Photo : University of Alcala where 40 BsC and MsC students tried the Voa3R platform

Hot topic : VOA3R platform in beta version + questionnaire

beta version The VOA3R platform is now available in beta version

  • 5 up to the first 10 open archives agricultural open access content has already been integrated in the portal
  • A social network has been built to enable researchers to connect each other
  • Innovative research features are already available.

Give us your opinion by answering some questions to help us improving this VOA3R portal :

5th VOA3R project meeting - Paris - May 29th-31st 2012

alt The 5th project meeting will start on Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14h00 and ending on Friday, June 1st 2012, 13h00. It will take place at the Maison Nationale des Eleveurs in Paris, where ACTA and ACTA Informatique offices are located.

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Announcement updated by Sanjaya Mishra via Open Access.

Open Access Week

Mendeley is pleased to announce the 'Alternative Metrics for Impact and the Future of Open Access' webinar for OA Week 2011 on Thursday, October 27th at 10:00am PDT.