Agricultural Information Management Registry
of Vocabularies, mEtadata Sets and Tools
The Vocabularies, mEtadata Sets and Tools (VEST) Registry for agricultural information management is a catalog of tools, created and maintained by AIMS. More specifically it contains:
- Controlled vocabularies: authority files, classification systems, concept maps, controlled lists, dictionaries, ontologies or subject headings.
- Metadata sets: metadata element sets, namespaces and application profiles.
- Tools: library management software, content management systems or document repository software.
The objective of the VEST Registry is to give a general overview of available tools in agricultural information management. It is thus primarily concerned with collecting and and maintaining a consistent set of metadata for each type of resource. The overall aim of the Registry is to increase the visibility and use of open access tools for agricultural information management.
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The VEST Registry already contains 110 vocabularies, 29 metadata sets and 33 tools, but many more can be added! Do you know of a resource not yet present in the VEST Registry, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the web address of the resource. We will add it to the Registry.
For questions and assistance on AIMS tools, standards and services present in the VEST Registry, please visit the Community section of the AIMS website. Most AIMS resources have a proper community where you can post your questions/comments and receive feedback. For questions and assistance on the use of non-AIMS resources in the Registry, please consult the web addresses referred to in the records on the resources.
Type a word/phrase in the search box and click on "Apply": a list of all resources resulting from your search will be loaded. Note that you can narrow your search down by selecting a content type in the Types field.
The Eurovoc thesaurus is a multilingual, polythematic thesaurus focusing on the law and legislation of the European Union (EU). Eurovoc has been developed as a result of cooperation between the European Parliament, the EC Committee and the Publication Office with support from DG XIII. Eurovoc may be used especially in libraries and information centres specializing in law, legislation and politics. Within the EU, the Eurovoc thesaurus is used in the Library of the European Parliament, the Publication Office as well as other information institutions of the EU.
The Evergreen Project develops an open source ILS (integrated library system) used by approximately 800 libraries. The software is used by libraries to provide their public catalog interface as well as to manage back-of-house operations such as circulation (checkouts and checkins), acquisition of library materials, and (particularly in the case of Evergreen) sharing resources among groups of libraries.
Fedora (or Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) is a modular architecture built on the principle that interoperability and extensibility is best achieved by the integration of data, interfaces, and mechanisms (i.e., executable programs) as clearly defined modules. Fedora is a digital asset management (DAM) architecture, upon which many types of digital library, institutional repositories, digital archives, and digital libraries systems might be built. Fedora is the underlying architecture for a digital repository, and is not a complete management, indexing, discovery, and delivery application.
- 15The International standard statistical classification of aquatic animals and plants, abbreviated as ISSCAAP, is a nomenclature developed by the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
For statistical purposes, nominal catches of aquatic animals and plants, taken in inland and marine waters or derived from aquaculture, for all kinds of commercial, industrial and subsistence purposes, are presented at either species, genus or family level in approximately 1250 statistical categories called "species items"; these species are classified in 50 groups of species and 9 divisions in ISSCAAP.
This ontology manages reference data about gear types needed for the fisheries fact sheets. The type of gear installed on a vessel determines the type of fish that it can catch and therefore it is often used to determine the fleet power. The main classification of gear types is the International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishing Gear (ISSCFG).
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
يضم تصنيف GRIN جميع فصائل وأجناس النباتات الوعائية فضلاً عن أكثر من 40,000 نوعاً تمثل كافة أرجاء المعمورة، وخصوصاً النباتات ذوات البعد الإقتصادي وأشباهها. كما يوفر التصنيف، المعلومات حول كل من الأسماء العلمية والعامة والتصنيف والتوزيع والمراجع والمؤثرات الإقتصادية.
The Inmagic DB/Text Library Suite is a full featured, Web-based library management system comprised of TextWorks, WebPublisher PRO and Inmagic Genie. Library Suite combines highly flexible information management tools with a Web-based integrated library system (ILS) to easily manage, publish and access library and resource center assets.
The ITIS includes documented taxonomic information of flora and fauna from both aquatic and terrestrial habitats. It contains information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. For each scientific name, ITIS includes the authority (author and date), taxonomic rank, associated synonyms and vernacular names where available, a unique taxonomic serial number, data source information (publications, experts, etc.) and data quality indicators.
The online publication of the IRRI Rice Thesaurus is the product of a cooperative agreement between IRRI and the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. The IRRI Library provides the content while NAL enables web access utilizing servers located in Beltsville, Maryland. This collaboration was made possible via the initiative of Ms. Lori Finch, Thesaurus coordinator, NAL and Mila Ramos, IRRI Chief Librarian.
The present version of the ISI Multilingual Glossary of Statistical Terms is a continuation of the Internet usage and is intended to demonstrate the versatility of the information gathered, as well as providing a means for correcting and expanding the translations provided here with the help of the users. This Glossary witnesses ISI's strong commitment to the improvement of statistics and statistical sciences in developing countries.
JITA is a classification schema of Library and Information Science (LIS). It is used by E-LIS, an international open repository for scientific papers in Library and Information Science, for indexing and searching. Currently JITA is available in English and has been translated into 14 languages (tr, el, nl, cs, fr, it, ro, ca, pt, pl, es, ar, sv, ru). JITA is also accessible as Linked Open Data, containing 3500 triples.
عبارة عن بنية أساسية لإدارة البيانات الوصفية مفتوحة المصادر الموجهة نحو تطبيقات الأعمال. وتشمل مجموعة من العناصر الشاملة التي تتيح استحداث البيانات الوصفية بسهولة وإدارتها فضلا عن إقامة التطبيقات المعتمدة على البيانات الوصفية. ويتمثل تركيز هام KAON في تجميع التكنولوجيات التقليدية لإدارة البيانات الوصفية وتطبيقها على تلك المستخدمة في تطبيقات الأعمال مثل قواعد البيانات الخاصة بالعلاقات.
The Library of Congress Authorities allows to search, view, browse and save approximately: 265,000 subject authority records; 5.3 million name authority records (ca. 3.8 million personal, 900,000 corporate, 120,000 meeting, and 90,000 geographic names); 350,000 series and uniform title authority records; and 340,000 name/title authority records. Associated references and scope notes are also provided.