During the last couple of days, we were glad to host a special guest; Mr. Enayat Rajabi, PhD Researcher at the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Alcalá was invited to share his experience with the Agro-Know team, in the context of his research visit to Athens. Enayat is an expert in educational linked data and has already worked on several applied cases, including the linked data version of the Organic.Edunet IEEE LOM AP and he is an active contributor of the Open Discovery Space CIP-PSP project (where Agro-Know is also a consortium member). He is also the chair of the Exposing IEEE LOM Metadata as Linked Data Community Group of W3C as well as an active contributor to the ARIADNE Foundation.… Click to read the full post
AGRIS is a collaborative network of more than 150 institutions (including agricultural research centers, libraries, journals etc.) from 65 countries, promoting free access to agricultural information. At the same time, AGRIS is a multilingual bibliographic database for agricultural science, containing more than 7 million records provided by the content providers of the network. These records are are classified with the use of concepts of the AGROVOC Thesaurus, FAO’s multilingual thesaurus covering areas related to food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. In a more general context, AGRIS is also part of the CIARD initiative, in which CGIAR, GFAR and FAO collaborate to create a community for efficient knowledge sharing in agricultural research and development.… Click to read the full post
I started working with metadata back in 2009, in the context of the Organic.Edunet eContentPlus project; first as an annotator, using the Organic.Edunet IEEE LOM AP for the creation of metadata records for selected resources, then as a domain expert and validator. The metadata management tool that we were using back then was the Organic.Edunet Confolio tool, a web based tool for creating metadata records. There was a lot of thinking and technical implementation in Confolio – you can find more information here (as well as in various online sources and documents).
The tool was installed in four (4) different servers, and each installation served a different collection or set of collections:
- Agricultural University of Athens (Greece): Including the AUA and Bio@gro collections.