VEST Registry. Metadata
The VEST Registry browser by Metadata Sets includes namespaces and application profiles. They are classified in different types of information:
- Document-like Information Objects. This term is used to indicate resources comparable to paper documents such as Web sites, power-point files, photos etc. but does not cover, for example, organizations or projects.
- Event Metadata. An event can be defined simply as "something that happens at a given place and time." An event can be broken into different 'subsets', for example, by day or session.
- Geospatial Metadata. Metadata describing a class of data that has a geographic or spatial nature. Appropriate geo-referenced information on physical and socio-economic resources for agriculture in the broadest sense (including forestry and fisheries) is of substantial value in the analysis of economic feasibility and environmental acceptability of agricultural and rural development and food security programmes.
- Learning Object Metadata. Metadata describing learning resources with the objective of supporting the dissemination, use and interoperability of learning objects.
- Organization Metadata. Metadata describing an organization. They can for example help to communicate with the source or creator of information (responsible party).
- Person/Expert Metadata. Metadata describing an expert. An expert is someone normally recognized as a reliable source within a specific domain of knowledge.
- Project Metadata. Metadata describing projects. Project descriptions are created by different institutions, or by different departments within institutions, for a variety of purposes and with a variety of formalized or less formalized methods.
- Research metadata like Biodiversity and Genetic Resources. All major crops contain genes that have been introduced from their wild relatives to provide important characteristics such as resistance to diseases and pests, enhanced tolerance to stress, and improved levels of vitamins or other nutrients.
- Statistical Metadata. Metadata describing statistical data. Statistical metadata facilitate sharing, querying, and understanding statistical data over the lifetime of the data.
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The Access to Biological Collections Data (ABCD) Schema is an evolving comprehensive standard for the access to and exchange of data about specimens and observations (a.k.a. primary biodiversity data).
The ABCD Schema attempts to be comprehensive and highly structured, supporting data from a wide variety of databases. It is compatible with several existing data standards. Parallel structures exist so that either (or both) atomised data and free-text can be accommodated. Version 1.2 is currently in use with the GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) and BioCASE (Biological Collection Access Service for Europe) networks.
Apart from the GBIF and BioCASE networks, the potential for the application of ABCD extends to internal networks, or in-house legacy data access (e.g. datasets from external sources that shall not be converted and integrated into an institution' s own data, but be kept separately, though easily accessible). By defining relations between terms, ABCD is a step towards an ontology for biological collections.
This Application Profile defines the metadata elements for exchanging information about events within the Agricultural Community.
There is no DTD for this AP, as it is based on the RSS specification and extends it with event-specific elements and agriculture-specific schemes from the AgMES namespace.
The goal of this Application Profile is to define a standard exchange format for “basic” metadata about an organization. Metadata about an organization are a means to help identify regional, national and international organizations specializing in different agriculture-related domains.
The Agricultural Metadata Element Set (AgMES) is the abbreviation for Agricultural Metadata Element Set. AgMES is the metadata standard developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for the description and discovery of agricultural information resources
The AGRIS Application Profile is a standard created specifically to enhance the description, exchange and subsequent retrieval of agricultural Document-Like Information Objects (DLIOs). It is a format that allows sharing of information across dispersed bibliographic systems and is based on well-known and accepted metadata standards.
The Australian Government Locator Service (AGLS) is a set of 19 descriptive elements which government departments and agencies can use to improve the visibility and accessibility of their services and information over the Internet. The National Archives of Australia is the maintenance agency for the AGLS Metadata Standard.
The Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO) describe bibliographic things on the semantic Web in RDF. This ontology can be used as a citation ontology, as a document classification ontology, or simply as a way to describe any kind of document in RDF. It has been inspired by many existing document description metadata formats, and can be used as a common ground for converting other bibliographic data sources.
CERIF has developed since the late eighties as a recommendation to member states of the European Union. The current version is CERIF2002. It is intended for use in Current Research Information Systems. The European Commission has transferred the custodianship of CERIF to euroCRIS. euroCRIS has as its main goal to act as a single forum for all interested individuals and organizations concerning all matters related to the use of information technology in the conduct of research information systems.
The objectives of the standard are to provide a common set of terminology and definitions for the documentation of digital geospatial data. The standard establishes the names of data elements and compound elements (groups of data elements) to be used for these purposes, the definitions of these compound elements and data elements, and information about the values that are to be provided for the data elements.
Darwin Core (DwC) is a simple set of data element definitions designed to support the sharing and integration of primary biodiversity data. The DwC is a specification of data concepts and structure intended to support the retrieval and integration of primary data that documents the occurrence of organisms in space and time and the occurrence of organisms in biological collections.
The Dublin Core (DC) Metadata Element Set is a vocabulary of fifteen properties for use in resource description. The name "Dublin" is due to its origin at a 1995 invitational workshop in Dublin, Ohio; "core" because its elements are broad and generic, usable for describing a wide range of resources.
The IEEE 1484.12.1 – 2002 Standard for Learning Object Metadata (IEEE LOM) is a data model, usually encoded in XML, used to describe a learning object and similar digital resources used to support learning. The purpose of learning object metadata is to support the reusability of learning objects, to aid discoverability, and to facilitate their interoperability, usually in the context of online learning management systems (LMS).
International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS) was established in 1984 on the basis of the recommendations of an international group convened under the auspices of the United Nations University (UNU). Its goal was to stimulate and coordinate efforts to improve the quality and availability of food data worldwide and develop international standards to ensure that anyone any where would be able to obtain adequate and reliable food composition data.
MARC 21 is a result of the combination of the United States and Canadian MARC formats (USMARC and CAN/MARC). MARC21 is based on the ANSI standard Z39.2, which allows users of different software products to communicate with each other and to exchange data.MARC 21 was designed to redefine the original MARC record format for the 21st century and to make it more accessible to the international community.
The Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) is an XML schema for an authority element set that may be used to provide metadata about agents (people, organizations), events, and terms (topics, geographics, genres, etc.). MADS serves as a companion to the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) to provide metadata about the authoritative entities used in MODS descriptions. The standard is maintained by the MODS/MADS Editorial Committee with the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress and input from users.
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is a schema for a bibliographic element set that may be used for a variety of purposes, and particularly for library applications. The standard is maintained by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress with input from users.
The List of Multi-crop Passport Descriptors (MCPD) provides international standards to exchange passport information of accessions preserved in ex situ collections. These descriptors are in harmony with IPGRI crop descriptors lists and with those used under the FAO World Information and Early Warning System (WIEWS) on plant genetic resources. The revised version (December 2001) of the 1997 MCPD List includes a brief explanation of content, coding scheme and suggested fieldnames for each descriptor to assist in the exchange of this type of data.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a Web content syndication format.
The RSS specification identifies a few metadata elements for the exchange of basic information about news and contents in general (web pages, articles).
This metadata set is encoded as RDF in the RSS 1.0 specification (which also includes Dublin Core elements) and as XML in the RSS 2.0 specification.
Schema.org is an initiative launched on 2 June 2011 by Bing, Google and Yahoo! to introduce the concept of the Semantic Web to websites. On 1 November Yandex (largest search engine in Russia) joined the initiative.
The site schema.org provides a collection of schemas, i.e., html tags, that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. Search engines rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
Many sites are generated from structured data, which is often stored in databases. When this data is formatted into HTML, it becomes very difficult to recover the original structured data. Many applications, especially search engines, can benefit greatly from direct access to this structured data. On-page markup enables search engines to understand the information on web pages and provide richer search results in order to make it easier for users to find relevant information on the web. Markup can also enable new tools and applications that make use of the structure.
Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems via the Web. Many knowledge organization systems, such as thesauri, taxonomies, classification schemes and subject heading systems, share a similar structure, and are used in similar applications. SKOS captures much of this similarity and makes it explicit, to enable data and technology sharing across diverse applications.
The SKOS data model provides a standard, low-cost migration path for porting existing knowledge organization systems to the Semantic Web. SKOS also provides a lightweight, intuitive language for developing and sharing new knowledge organization systems. It may be used on its own, or in combination with formal knowledge representation languages such as the Web Ontology language (OWL).
FAO is establishing GIS guidelines and spatial standards and norms for internal use in order to rationalize, harmonize and advance its GIS and cartographic activities and to support GeoNetwork. At the same time several base maps are being developed with a number of partners for internal and external use.
The BIS, ECB, EUROSTAT, IMF, OECD, UN, and the World Bank have joined together to focus on business practices in the field of statistical information that would allow more efficient processes for exchange and sharing of data and metadata. The goal is to explore common e-standards and ongoing standardization activities that could allow us to gain efficiency and avoid duplication of effort in our own work and possibly for the work of others in the field of statistical information.
vCard is a file format standard for personal data interchange, specifically electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as on the World Wide Web. They contain name and address information, phone numbers, URLs, logos, photographs, and even audio clips.