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Title:TEEAL and AGORA: Off-and online access to the scientific literature of agriculture for the developing world
Author(s):Chimwaza, Gracian; Kolshus, Kristin; Morris-Knower, Jim; Mistlebauer, Holly; Ochs, Mary; Paulson, Joy
Subject(s):The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL)
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)
Scientific literature
Abstract:TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) and AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) are digital collections of scientific agricultural literature for the developing world. Through both, the agricultural research cycle in the developing world functions more effectively, including in areas where access to the internet is limited, slow, or unreliable, thanks to TEEAL's offline access. This paper discusses the programs' training, outreach, and usage and barriers to it, and the international partnerships that make them possible. Also profiled is the new AgriKnowledge database, which provides access to key unpublished agricultural content, including reports from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's programs and projects.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the School of Information Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Library Trends 65 (3) Winter 2017: 396-413.
Rights Information:© Public domain
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-05-25

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