Implementation of Rich Metadata Formats and Semantic Tools using DSpace

Imma Subirats, ARD Prasad, Johannes Keizer, Andrew Bagdanov


The poster explores the customization of DSpace according to
the FAO standard AGRIS Application Profile and the use of AGROVOC thesaurus by the
development of least invasive code changes either in the form of plug-ins or
add-ons. The objective is the adaptation of DSpace to the specific needs of the
Agricultural Sciences and Technology community in order to assure quality in
metadata creation. Metadata standards such as AGRIS AP and Knowledge Organization
Systems such as the AGROVOC thesaurus provide mechanisms for sharing information in
a standardized manner by recommending the use of common semantics and interoperable

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