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A Metadata Application Profile for Describing AgriBlogs

Maria Ntaliani, Constantina Costopoulou

Abstract: Nowadays agricultural stakeholders are continually being encouraged to use Wed 2.0 tools because the opportunities to interact and share information among them are endless. Specially, through blogs, farmers can exchange their experience and good practices with other colleagues so as to confront various problems in production or selling. In this context, this paper proposes a metadata schema for storing descriptive characteristics of agricultural blogs, in structured and reusable metadata. In particular, it proposes an application profile based on the Dublin Core metadata standard, and is entitled as the Dublin Core Application Profile AgriBlog metadata model. It comprises of fifteen elements for the agricultural sector that are not covered by existing metadata models. Also, an XML record for a particular AgriBlog is presented. The proposed application profile has been evaluated through the description of fifty-four Greek AgriBlogs giving useful results on the status of blogging in agriculture.

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  • Author(s) Name: Maria Ntaliani[1], Constantina Costopoulou[1]
  • Author(s) Affiliation: [1]Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
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  • Keywords: Blogs, metadata, application profile, Dublin Core, agriculture
  • Article Type: Research
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