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Agricultural Science


AGRIS Application Profile

A metadata standard drawing on Dublin Core and AgMES created specifically to enhance the description, exchange and subsequent retrieval of agricultural Document-Like Information Objects.



A service to facilitate the publication of metadata in the AGRIS Repository; it conforms to the the AGRIS Application Profile, which draws from the Dublin Core and AgMES standards.

Use Cases

AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology

A global public domain database using the AgMES standard to describe structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology.

Global Change Master Directory

The GCMD uses DIF metadata to promote the discovery, access, and use of Earth science data and data-related services worldwide, parcitularly focusing on NASA data.

Metadata standards

AgMES - Agricultural Metadata Element Set

A semantic standard for description, resource discovery, interoperability and data exchange for different types of agricultural information resources.

DIF - Directory Interchange Format

An early metadata initiative from the Earth sciences community, intended for the description of scientific data sets. It inlcudes elements focusing on instruments that capture data, temporal and spatial characteristics of the data, and projects with which the dataset is associated.