• Metadata interoperability in agricultural learning repositories: An analysis

      Manouselis, Nikos; Najjar, Jehad; Kastrantas, Kostas; Salokhe, Gauri; Stracke, Christian M.; Duval, Erik (2010-03-01)
      The rapid evolution of ICT creates numerous opportunities for agricultural education and training. Digital learning resources are organized in online databases called learning repositories, in which people can search, locate, and access resources. In order to facilitate the exchange of information between such repositories, the issue of metadata interoperability is crucial. In this paper, we particularly focus on metadata interoperability of learning repositories with content relevant to agricultural stakeholders. More specifically, we present results from an analysis of implementations of metadata standards in agricultural learning repositories around the world. The results provide useful feedback to the developers of repositories with educational content for agricultural stakeholders, as well as directions for potential harmonization of work in this area.