Tools Using Agricultural Information Management Standards
Information system customizations based on two open source content and digital repository management systems, Drupal and DSpace, have been created under the umbrella of AIMS. These customizations - AgriDrupal, AgriOceanDSpace and AgriMetaMaker - facilitate the publication of interoperable and re-usable metadata that describe agricultural research information.
The promotion of information management standards has shown that providing tools that implement good practices in the creation, management and exchange of metadata is a key factor to success. Providing metadata and vocabularies via Linked Open Data, Web services and file downloads is not enough. The additional customization of information management tools pre-packaged with such standards and services is fundamental to ensure interoperability among information management systems.
Which tool meets your needs?
The table provides data providers with information on what the customizations are intended for in order the facilitate the decision-process as to which tool to use. It also includes the functionalities and customization features of AgriOcean DSpace, AgriDrupal and AgriMetamaker displayed next to each other.
For a broader look at other tools, please visit the VEST Registry.