Imma Subirats Coll
Imma Subirats is a senior knowledge and information management officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She currently leads three FAO programmes (a) the AGROVOC thesaurus, (b) the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) and (c) the Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) with the objective to enhance accessibility and visibility to knowledge, information and data produced by FAO Member Countries. To achieve this goal, capacity development activities targeting researchers, librarians, practitioners, and policy makers are organize by Imma and the team she manages.
Her areas of interest include library and information science, open access, open science, research data, linked open data, semantic web, knowledge organization systems, metadata, multilingualism, knowledge management and sharing principles. She is also serving as Chair of the Improving Global Agricultural Data (IGAD) Community of Practice at the Research Data Alliance (RDA), formerly called the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD), and managing the Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) Community of Practice.