The Ag Data Commons was one of the open data products announced by the US Department of Agriculture at the recent 2016 Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition summit.

Ag Data Commons recently published its 200th dataset with many more in the pipeline. The repository/registry is becoming an important part of the agricultural/environmental information ecosystem. We now house open data for a number of recently published articles, for example:

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.