Ag Data Commons was highlighted in several sessions of the biennial United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) meeting held April 25-27, 2016 at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

We have added new and improved features to the Ag Data Commons, including the ability to download a single zipped file containing all the resource files and metadata for a given record, cloning of datasets for convenient duplication of datasets with similar fields, and more!

On February 17, Ursula Pieper gave a presentation at the Using Open Source in Your Institution (NISO Virtual Conference) hosted by NISO - the National Information Standards Organization, which highlighted some of the work done on open source projects at the National Agricultural Library in conjunction with the Ag Data Commons. Download and view the slide deck used during her presentation titled Yes, It Can Be Done! Open Source Based Web Sites at the National Agricultural Library.

USDA will be conducting a virtual listening session to solicit input on policies for public access to federally funded agricultural research data. The listening sessions should be of particular interest to stakeholders who have an interest in Ag Data Commons and other projects.

From the National Agricultural Library Weekly Report (October 20, 2015): "NAL's Ag Data Commons launches improved prototype site. NAL’s Knowledge Services Division launched the latest beta version of the Ag Data Commons at