As part of the 3rd AGROVOC Editorial Community Workshop, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Carsten Hoffmann, BonaRes Data Centre / Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research presented a webinar on 29 June 2020.
The webinar focused on Community of practice: Integration of AGROVOC functionalities into the BonaRES repository. The German research initiative BonaRes (“Soil as a sustainable resource for the bioeconomy”) includes 16 collaborative soil research projects and, additionally, the BonaRes Data Centre. Research data from the scientific community and its corresponding metadata (mostly with agricultural and soil background) are curated by our Data Centre and provided for free reuse in the BonaRes Repository. We provide data curation services (e.g. personal support and metadata review) for scientists and tools from data submission to metadata description and publication following the FAIR principles.
During data upload process, data owners are asked to provide keywords by the BonaRes Metadata Editor. AGROVOC thesaurus is implemented to this editor via SPARQL endpoint and enables data owners to improve their data visibility and findability for the agricultural research community. Since 2018, I am part of the German AGROVOC editors team and help to extend, improve and translate the valuable thesaurus. In 2020 we developed a project tool AgReDiT ("Agrovoc Review & Discussion Tool"), which will help us to bundle and discuss our soil-agricultural knowledge within BonaRes project to improve and extend AGROVOC concepts on a wider expert basis.