VEST Registry. Information Management Tools
The VEST Registry browser by Tools includes different types of software used in the information management context:
- Content Management System (CMS). CMS is a tool designed to allow the creation, modification, organization and removal of information from a Web site. It is common for a CMS to require users to have no knowledge of HTML in order to create new Web pages.
- Document Management System. DMS is a tool to capture, index, store, retrieve, preservae, manage and disseminate electronic documents.
- Library Management System. LMS or ILMS is a tool to manage the acquisition procedure of information resources, the cataloguing (storage and management of bibliographic records), the circulation, the serials and the public search interface.
- Ontology Management System. a tool to enable ontology editors to develop ontologies.
- Simple Metadata Producer. Tools that allow to generate metadata as easily as possible.
- Thesaurus Management System. Tools for maintenance and refinement of thesauri.
- Miscellaneous. Different type of initiatives such as validators, parsers...
If you want to suggest a new type of information management tool, we invite you to contact us and fill in the form AIMS: VEST Registry providing the following information: type of tool, type of suggestion, contact person and organization.
Select one or more types of tool and click Apply. If you wish to list all the tools, click Apply without selecting any type. Hold CONTROL key for selecting 2 or more typesresults by Tool
The AGRIMetamaker is a web form developed using the Drupal CMS. It allows you to generate metadata as easily as possible. You can create new references and enter the information manually in a few minutes. You just need to fill in as many fields as you think are necessary to describe your document, save the reference, add as many you wish, review and edit the data, if necessary, and lastly export them to your computer.
The AGROVOC Maintenance Interface is a web based Thesaurus Management System developed by FAO. The system allows for interaction with the database storing the AGROVOC thesaurus. Technical details: PHP, MySQL. The AGROVOC thesaurus is multilingual, however the tool interface is currently available only in English. To get the latest version, contact us at FAO-Agris-Caris@fao.org.
This tool, developed by the Department of Computer Engineering, Kasetsart University, presents a hybrid approach to detect ill-defined relationships of terms and suggesting more precisely defined relationships. The system consists of three main modules: Refinement rule Acquisition, Detection and Suggestion, and Verification. The rule acquisition module is a tool used for acquiring the refinement rules from experts and by machine learning.
This service retrieves a Web page and automatically generates Dublin Core metadata, either as HTML tags or as RDF/XML, suitable for embedding in the ...section of the page. The generated metadata can be edited using the form provided and converted to various other formats (USMARC, SOIF, IAFA/ROADS, TEI headers, GILS, IMS or RDF) if required. Optional, context sensitive, help is available while editing.
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Drupal is open-source software distributed under the GPL (GNU General Public License) and is maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers.
DSpace is a digital repository management system conceived for the setting up and management of institutional repositories and for digital archiving needs. A particular focus has been put in the subject of electronic objects management, digital preservation and publishing. It is Open Source and freely available, It is possible to customize it and extend it. It is backend by a solid community of DSpace users and developers.
EPrints is a free and open source software package for building open access repositories that are compliant with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. It shares many of the features commonly seen in Document Management systems, but is primarily used for institutional repositories and scientific journals. EPrints has been developed at the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science and released under a GPL license.
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.
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.
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.
KAON is an open-source ontology management infrastructure targeted for business applications. It includes a comprehensive tool suite allowing easy ontology creation and management, as well as building ontology-based applications. An important focus of KAON is on integrating traditional technologies for ontology management and application with those used in business applications, such as relational databases.
The multilingual semantic search assistant (MSSA) is a web-based tool helping users to find better information in fulltext-based or metadata-based search engines. The MSSA implements four independent functions, each associated with the AGROVOC multilingual thesaurus, to assist users in choosing better keywords: a Boolean search builder, a Topic Browser, a multilingual query builder supporting cross-language searching, a synonym expansion query builder. Currently set to access the AGRIS search portal, the MSSA is designed as a plug-in for any kind of search engine.
The tool can be downloaded from here.
A technical and installation documentation is available here.
Ontopia 5.0.0 is an open source product for building applications driven by Topic Maps. It can be used for building semantically driven Web portals which will result in better flexibility on managing data models. Topic maps can in fact allow the definitions of any ontology models and the system allows drag-and-drop, graphical visualizations, exports, and other functionalities.
Open Monograph Press (OMP) is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes, and scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP will operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities.
OWLDoc is a tool that generates JavaDoc style html page documentation for an OWL ontology. OWLDoc has been implemented so that it may be used with Protégé-OWL in order to generate documentation for OWL ontologies. OWLDoc offers various configuration options. For example it is possible to include the Abstract Syntax representation of classes, properties and individuals . OWLDoc also supports the possibility of localising the labels used in the pages it generates - different languages can be 'plugged' in.
OWLViz is designed to be used with the Protégé OWL plug-in. It enables the class hierarchies in an OWL Ontology to be viewed and incrementally navigated, allowing comparison of the asserted class hierarchy and the inferred class hierarchy. OWLViz integrates with the Protégé-OWL plug-in, using the same colour scheme so that primitive and defined classes can be distinguished, computed changes to the class hierarchy may be clearly seen, and inconsistent concepts are highlighted in red.
Description: Protégé is a free, open source ontology editor and knowledge-base framework. It is based on Java, is extensible, and provides a foundation for customized knowledge-based applications. It supports Frames, XML Schema, RDF(S) and OWL. It provides a plug-and-play environment that makes it a flexible base for rapid prototyping and application development.
Pubby is an RDF server that adds a Linked Data interface to existing SPARQL-capable triple stores.
- Provides a Linked Data interface to local or remote SPARQL protocol servers
- Provides dereferenceable URIs by rewriting URIs found in the SPARQL-exposed dataset into the Pubby server's namespace
- Provides a simple HTML interface showing the data available about each resource
- Takes care of handling 303 redirects and content negotiation
- Compatible with Tomcat and Jetty servlet containers
- Includes a metadata extension to add metadata to the provided data
This is a validator for syndicated feeds and works with RSS 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, and 2.0, and Atom feeds. Enter the address of your feed and click Validate. If the validator finds any problems in the feed, it will give a message for each type of problem and highlight where the problem first occurs in the feed. If the messages are unclear, click the "help" link next to the message for a fuller explanation. It validates RSS feeds against the rules defined in the RSS 2.0 specification and elements from some commonly used namespaces like Dublin Core.
Scratchpads are an easy-to-use social networking application that enables communities of researchers to manage, share and publish taxonomic and biodiversity data online. They provide the infrastructure for creating and sustaining virtual research communities. Sites can be hosted anywhere running a Scratchpads server. Many sites are hosted at the Natural History Museum London, and offered free to any researcher.
VIVO is an open source semantic web application originally developed and implemented at Cornell. When installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments, it enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution and beyond. VIVO supports browsing and a search function which returns faceted results for rapid retrieval of desired information. Content in any local VIVO installation may be maintained manually, brought into VIVO in automated ways from local systems of record, such as HR, grants, course, and faculty activity databases, or from database providers such as publication aggregators and funding agencies.
WebAGRIS is a complete, multilingual Web-based system for distributed data input, processing and dissemination (through the Internet or on CD-Rom), of agricultural bibliographic information. WebAGRIS also allows to link to documents that are available in electronic format. It is based on common standards of data input (meta-data standard, data structure), and dissemination formats (export formats, such as XML, HTML, ISO2709, etc.), as well as subject categorization schema and thesauri, i.e. AGROVOC.