About the Infoteca-e repository

The open access movement aims to promote the free availability, in a digital environment and without restrictions, of scientific knowledge, especially that resulting from research carried out with public funding. Started in the 2000s, the movement has grown and received support from renowned international and national institutions, including through declarations that present and update its principles, giving it a dynamic and transformative character.
Over the years, Embrapa has established several related open access initiatives, including being one of the first national institutions to launch its institutional open access repositories in 2011. This evolution is continuous and the institution has also sought to adhere to and promote open science practices, which present changes in the ways of doing science, favoring the sharing of resources, data and information.
Embrapa's Technological Information Repository (Infoteca-e) gathers and allows access to information on technologies produced by Embrapa, which relate to the areas of activity of its other research units. Its collections consist of contents edited at the institution itself (in the form of booklets, books for technology transfer, radio and television programs), with language adapted so that rural producers, extension workers, agricultural technicians, students and teachers of rural schools , cooperatives and other segments of agricultural production can assimilate them more easily, and thus take ownership of technologies generated by Embrapa.

Conception and development

The Infoteca-e repository was conceived within the scope of the Open Access to Scientific Information project at Embrapa. In its implementation, members of this project and various units of Embrapa acted together, with emphasis on the Embrapa Library System, the Permanent Commission for Ainfo, professionals in the areas of information science and computer science. The platform used to design the repositories is the DSpace free software.

Infoteca-e structure

The digital publications of the Infoteca-e repository are organized into communities, which represent the company's units spread across the Brazilian territory. Each community, in turn, is structured into collections, composed of different types of publications

  • Media article
  • Research and Development Bulletin
  • Chapter in technical book
  • Technical Circular
  • Collection Create Plantar ABC 500 Questions/500 Answers Know
  • Technical Notice
  • Field Day on TV
  • Documents
  • Folder / Leaflet / Primer
  • Technical book
  • Other technical publications
  • Rural Prose
  • Technical Recommendation
  • Previous series
  • Production system
In addition to being organized into communities and collections, documents are also grouped by authors, titles, subjects and date. Furthermore, to facilitate access to publications of interest to users, the Infoteca-e repository has an advanced and flexible search system, which searches for terms both in the Dublin Core metadata and in the full text of the documents.