Authors: Cleo Sgouropoulou; Anastasios Koutoumanos
Addresses: Department of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Agiou Spyridonos str., Athens, Greece ' Department of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Agiou Spyridonos str., Athens, Greece
Abstract: This paper describes a semi-structured approach for the development of metadata architectures to facilitate the description, dissemination and reuse of interlinked resources within a federation of open access repositories. This approach, building upon the methodology and components of the Singapore Framework for Dublin Core Application Profiles, results in rich metadata architectures that bundle together functional requirements, domain model(s), a description set profile, usage guidelines and data formats. Maximum interoperability, reuse of existing mature metadata standards, long-term quality control and extensibility for addressing further community needs constitute the main benefits of such metadata architectures. The paper details the phased implementation of the proposed approach, along with a specific case study, based on a European-wide research initiative to deploy a community-focused integrated platform for the retrieval of open content, supporting explicit models of the scholarly life cycle and the practical tasks targeted by the agricultural research domain.
Keywords: metadata architectures; Dublin Core; application profile; DCAP; Singapore Framework; linked data; domain model; e-research; agricultural research; resource description; resource dissemination; resource reuse; interlinked resources; open access repositories; functional requirements; domain models; description set profile; usage guidelines; data formats; interoperability; quality control; extensibility.
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2014 Vol.9 No.4, pp.275 - 288
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