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Finding Agriculture among Biodiversity: Metadata in Practice

  • Jane Bromley
  • David King
  • David R. Morse
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 478)

Abstract

The breadth of biodiversity literature available through the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is potentially of great use to agricultural research. It provides access to literature drawn from across the world, and its archives document the Earth as it was one hundred years ago and more. However, this strength of BHL is also its weakness: the breadth of coverage of BHL can complicate finding relevant literature. In this short paper, we will explore the practical issues arising from attempting to filter out relevant legacy literature to support agricultural research.

Keywords

agriculture biodiversity metadata AGRIS AGROVOC agrotags KEA BHL LCSH search keywords subjects classification information retrieval 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Bromley
    • 1
  • David King
    • 1
  • David R. Morse
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and CommunicationsThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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