Abstract: Aggregating metadata from various sources often raises practical issues, such as incompatibility between the different metadata application profiles (AP) used as well as quality aspects of the metadata used. In the case of repositories hosting agricultural-related content, the existence of various metadata AP with significant differences between them makes the effort of interconnecting these repositories a difficult task. This paper proposes a process for integrating different agricultural scientific content repositories and a workflow that should be followed in the context of populating the repository. Although the proposed solution refers to repositories with agricultural content, the same process can be followed in the case of repositories with different content. This process was proposed under the VOA3R project which is funded by the European Commission's ICT PSP Programme.
V. Protonotarios, L. Gavrilut, I. N. Athanasiadis, I. Hatzakis, M.-A. Sicilia, Introducing a Content Integration Process for a Federation of Agricultural Institutional Repositories, Metadata and Semantic Research, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 240, pg. 467-477, 2011, Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24731-6_46.