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The FAO AIMS team and the Global Rangelands project


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Recent developments in the work on metadata standards, AGROVOC and AgriDrupal that may be of interest to the Global Rangelands project …

Recent developments in the work on metadata standards, AGROVOC and AgriDrupal that may be of interest to the Global Rangelands project

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  • 1. The FAO AIMS team and the Global Rangelands project Recent developments in the work on metadata standards,AGROVOC and AgriDrupal that may be of interest to the project
  • 2. Metadata standardsFrom the Agris Application Profile to the LODE-BD recommendations From a recommended XML schema to a recommended set of RDF properties for bibliographic descriptionLinked-Open-Data-EnabledBibliographic Data
  • 3. LODE BDExample:“creator”
  • 4. Global Rangelands metadata Now: bibliographic records from the Global Rangelands portal have to be exported in the Agris AP format in order to be included in the AGRIS database In the future: exposing data as RDF records following the LODE-BD will make Global Rangelands bibliographic records searchable and harvestable by both AGRIS and many more services
  • 5. Subject vocabularies AGROVOC as Linked Data  Each concept has a URI  Each concept is linked to equivalent concepts in other thesauri / subject lists (LCSH, EUROVOC, NALT…)  Each “triple” on the web that has an AGROVOC URI is automatically in the Linked Data cloud and can also be found using concepts from other “linked” vocabularies
  • 6. Global Rangelands and AGROVOCGlobal Rangelands contents as Linked Data All local contents in the Global Rangelands portal are indexed with AGROVOC terms, so if they’re exposed as RDF “triples” they are Linked Data! (Drupal allows to expose contents as RDF) <> <dcterms:subject> * <> * An RDF property recommended by the LODE-BD for subject indexing
  • 7. Integration of AGROVOC in tools  AgriDrupal AgrovocAPI and AgrovocField modules The Global Rangelands portal is based on Drupal and already uses these modules Coming very soon: Automatic indexing of content with Agrovoc terms  AgriOceanDSpace Plugin for indexing with AgrovocAgriOceanDSpace is based on Dspace, a software tool specialized in themanagement of documents and bibliographic resourcesAgriDrupal is based on Drupal, a content management system that allows to manageany kind of content
  • 8. Automatic indexing in the AgrovocField module for Drupal For each resource How to index? (new) Info: node language will be Automatically Manually used(as now) Language No Automatic (hidden) widget Auto-complete widget field? Yes Select field that What to contains language index? Body Attached file File / page at external URL The text of the Files External files and pages resource itself attached to referenced from the (the page) the resource resource Imported resources Files attached to Imported resources
  • 9. Existing AgriDrupal installations Bangladesh: NFPCSP (National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme ) Ghana: GAINS (Ghana Agricultural Information Network System) Zambia: ZAR4DIN (Zambia Agricultural Research for Development Information Network) + two Institutions in Zambia locally Peru: Autoridad Nacional del Agua (new, under development)
  • 10. AgriVIVO New project: Cornell University, GFAR, FAO Based on the VIVO research discovery tool developed at Cornell VIVO aims at giving access to comprehensive information on peoples expertise, areas of activities of Institutions, existing projects in specific areas and countries, related events and publications AgriVIVO aims at sharing and giving access to people profiles, affiliations, competencies, publications across agricultural communities -> better networking and collaboration
  • 11. AgriVIVOAgriVIVO will not replace any existing community or database, it willwork as a common registry of triples and URIs to interlink the datamanaged in the existing communities and databases.Communities and databases will indirectly share data through AgriVIVO IAALD FAO Knowledge Café community NationalGFAR database ofdatabases experts YPARD Person1 > Affiliation > Institution3 AIMS Institution3 > Participates in > Project2 community Project2 > Is about > Topic1 CG Map Person2 > Participates in > Project2 Person2 > Expertise > Topic1 e-agriculture community Person1 > Knows > Person2 Person1 > Author of > Publication1 Person1 > Author of > Publication2 Global Rangelands [...] community of experts??
  • 12. Thank you for your attention Valeria Pesce (GFAR), Imma Subirats (FAO), Yves Jaques (FAO),Gudrun Johannsen (FAO), Stefano Anibaldi (FAO), Johannes Keizer (FAO), Adam Sanchez (CONDESAN)