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Developing an Open Access Croplands Research Database through Global Collaboration
Journal of Agricultural and Food Information
  • Tara Baillargeon, Marquette University
  • Livia Olsen, Kansas State University
  • Harish Maringanti, Kansas State University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
10 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1080/10496505.2012.639272
Abstract

This article describes the processes, challenges, and outcomes of a project undertaken by Kansas State University (K-State) Libraries and a global community of researchers. The project, initiated by librarians in the newly created Faculty and Graduate Services Department, involved collaboration with a K-State agronomist. The initial concept was to create an open access database of croplands research submitted by researchers from the Global Research Alliance Croplands Research Group, a consortium of over 30 countries. Due to the project's complexity, it was determined that a more manageable approach would be to pilot the project by including research from only the United States and Australia to resolve problems before scaling up to include all 34 countries in the GRA Croplands Research Group.

Comments

Pre-print. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information 13, no. 1 (2012): 35-44. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10496505.2012.639272

Citation Information
Tara Baillargeon, Livia Olsen and Harish Maringanti. "Developing an Open Access Croplands Research Database through Global Collaboration" Journal of Agricultural and Food Information (2012) ISSN: 1049-6505
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tara_baillargeon/3/