oneFish Community Directory

Described as “a fishery projects portal and participatory resource gateway for the fisheries and aquatic research and development sector.” This interactive global service provides access to research and development resources; current news, events, and jobs announcements; as well as a platform for online discussion groups. As of August 2007, oneFish contents numbered 69,288 knowledge objects including project descriptions and reports; 748 topics; and 2,854 members. 79 editors, in addition to the Chief Editor, manage the contents. Major section headings are: Donor/Projects, Aquaculture, Freshwater Fisheries, Marine and Coastal Fisheries, Utilization and Technology, Stakeholders/Organizations, and Virtual Offices. Each section includes sub-topics that may be managed by the Chief Editor or volunteer topic editors or populated by electronically capturing relevant information from originators' systems (or any combination of these three methods). Predominately in English, the service also provides French and Spanish search and browse interfaces. Content can be uploaded by individual researchers and/or organizations which will be reviewed by topic editors/subject specialists prior to acceptance. Contributors may also manage and share their own topic areas and set up permissions for access and development. In addition, “Virtual Offices” provide an opportunity for organizations to manage their own documents and facilitate and archive discussions. oneFish facilitates the online continuation of the FAO Fishery Project Information System (FIPIS), shares data with AiDA, has adopted AiDA IDML international standards for project records, and incorporated the FAO AgMes Standard for other knowledge types. oneFish was developed by the multi-donor funded Support Unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research (SIFAR), which was based at FAO from 1998 to 2004, working alongside the FAO Fisheries Department. Customized community directory server (CDS) software, developed by WAICENT, underlies the system, and the AGROVOC thesaurus and specialized keyword lists provide the basis for a controlled vocabulary. Search and retrieval can also be accomplished by email for those with slow Internet access. Following the closure of the SIFAR Project in 2004, oneFish has continued as an independent project hosted by FAO and successively funded by DFID, NORAD, and the World Bank PROFISH Programme. In 2007 oneFish was formerly `adopted’ by the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.
interactive content management for documents news events jobs discussion forums
Web Page