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1 Authority Descriptions AGRIS Vocabularies classifies disambiguates Resources describes Disambiguate metadata, collocate resources, add consistency, e.g. FAO Authority Description Concept Scheme Search for resources, discover related resources, e.g. AGRIS Access data, information, knowledge, e.g. FAO Publications Aggregate records, relate records, navigate concepts, associate terms across languages, e.g. AGROVOC classifies extends

2 FAO Authority Description Concept Scheme for Bibliographic Data FAO of the United Nations Imma Subirats Sarah Dister 2010

3 Authority Control for Bibliographic Data Context: library information systems Used for: access points to bibliographic records Corporate bodies, Conferences, Projects, Journal titles… Definition: Technique/process of assigning a unique form of name and the use of cross- references from obsolete and related forms Scope: To bring all the works of a bibliographical entity together in one place by selecting a single form of name

4 FAO Authority Control System Why FAO OA Repository project 170,000 records of legacy data managed by a flat (no cross- references) authority control system Features of new Authority Control System Concept based Multilingual URIs

5 Methodology How Definition of Content Guidelines Use of Concept Server Workbench (CSWB) Features: - Concept based - Web-based working environment - URIs Definition of Content Models for each type of authority record

6 Example UN, New York (USA) - FAODOC form URI Label in English United Nations Label in French Nations Unies * Label in Spanish Naciones Unidas * Label in Arabic الأمم المتحدة * Label in Chinese * Acronym in English UN * Acronym in Spanish ONU * Obsolete No Country * * City New York * State NY * FAOTerm Code * Variant Spelling in English UN, New York (USA) * * *

7 Content Types: Corporate Bodies, Conferences, Conference Series, Projects, Journals and Series Names: in more than 15 languages International codes: ISSN, FAOTerm, AGROVOC Geographic information: City, State, Country (Geopolitical Ontology) And Relations: Bibliographic, Instrumental, Partitive, Temporal

8 isSpatiallyIncludedIn isPublishedBy isOtherLanguageEditionOf isFollowedBy/Follows J OURNAL C ONTENT M ODEL Example

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10 Conclusions Arbitrary Politically sensitive Expensive Sharing Standardization Simplification Consistency Reliability But properly implemented, the authority control provides…

11 A I M SA I M S Recommendations to produce LOD enabled bibliographical data Marcia Zeng Kent State University, Ohio, USA Imma Subirats FAO of the UN

12 What is about? Encoding recommendations for the exchange of metadata between data providers and VOA3R platform Target users: AGRIS Data Providers, but not only Vocabularies Dublin Core Dcterms AgMES BIBO FOAF

13 Identification of group of properties A I M SA I M SA I M SA I M S 1 Title Information 2 Responsible Body 3 Physical Characteristics 4 Location (hardcopy holding or file path) 5 Subject 6 Description of content 7 Intellectual property 8 Usage 9 Relation between documents 10 Relation between agents 11 Meta-metadata

14 Groups & Properties Identification A I M SA I M S

15 1. Title Information

16 2. Responsible Body. Creator

17 Thank you for your attention


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