AIMS Glossary lists selected technical terms used in this website and also within the information management field. The purpose of the AIMS Glossary is to collect "technical" concepts used in the agricultural information management context and to provide definitions and to link them to a set of resources free accessible on the Web for more information.

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    Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

    Initiative that seeks to support global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available, accessible, and usable for unrestricted use worldwide focusing on building high-level...

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    Open Access mandate

    A policy (adopted by a research institution, research funder, or government) that requires researchers [...] to make their published, peer-reviewed journal and conference papers open access by self...

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    Mashup

    "A web page, or web application, that uses content from more than one source to create a single new service displayed in a single graphical interface." (Wikipedia)

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    Harvesting

    an automated, regular process of collecting metadata descriptions from different sources to create useful aggregations of metadata and related services. (Resource: ANDS)

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    Open Access

    The free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need. (Open Access Week)

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    SPARQL

    An RDF query language, that is, a query language for databases, able to retrieve and manipulate data stored in Resource Description Framework format. (Wikipedia)

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