This year the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Application focused on linked data and the enabling of the Semantic Web. The conference explored "the conceptual and practical issues in breaking the constraints of data silos and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge. Metadata is a key to these processes supporting publishing and interlinking structured data on the Semantic Web." FAO/AGRIS presented a poster on the new vision depicted in the new AGRIS portal that will become a hub of agricultural research literature. The main goal is to link the structured AGRIS metadata to Web data services, using the Linked Open Data (LOD) model, thus extending the knowledge of researchers and enabling them to access disperse Web resources such as full text documents, news and other community portals such as Wikipedia.
The programme and all the presentations from the Conference are available at http://www.dc2009.kr/