The use of shared application profiles and controlled vocabularies are corner stones to organize knowledge and to describe bibliographic records in a meaningful way. They serve as primary steps to facilitate interoperability in the scholarly communication system. This page aims links to other relevant application profiles, controlled vocabularies, and other resources.

Guidelines and Application Profiles for Open Access Repositories

Controlled Vocabularies

A fairly comprehensive compilation of vocabularies, datasets and metadata element sets has been worked out by the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group .

The following list contains either additions or vocabularies that could be of peculiar interest to repositories:

Best Practice Examples and Recommendations

Resource Types

Resource Types used in reference manager software


Other Useful Sites/Resources

Last revised: 24 February 2017