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The long-term ecological research community metada standardisation project: a progress report

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San Gil, Inigo; Baker, Karen; Campbell, John; Denny, Ellen G.; Vanderbilt, Kristin; Riordan, Brian; Koskela, Rebecca; Downing, Jason; Grabner, Sabine; Melendez, Eda; Walsh, Jonathan M.; Kortz, Masib; Conners, James; Yarmey, Lynn; Kaplan, Nicole; Boose, Emery R.; Powell, Linda; Gries, Corinna; Schroeder, Robin; Ackerman, Todd; Ramsey, Ken; Benson, Barbara; Chipman, Jonathan; Laundre, James; Garritt, Hap; Henshaw, Don; Collins, Barrie; Gardner, Christopher; Bohm, Sven; O'Brien, Margaret; Gao, Jincheng; Sheldon, Wade; Lyon, Stephanie; Bahauddin, Dan; Servilla, Mark; Costa, Duane; Brunt, James

Year Published

2009

Publication

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies. 4(3); 141-153

Abstract

We describe the process by which the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network standardized their metadata through the adoption of the Ecological Metadata Language (EML). We describe the strategies developed to improve motivation and to complement the information technology resources available at the LTER sites. EML implementation is presented as a mapping process that was accomplished per site in stages, with metadata quality ranging from "discovery level" to rich-content level over time. As of publication, over 6,000 rich-content standardized records have been published using EML, potentially enabling the goal of machine-mediated, metadata-driven data synthesis.

Citation

San Gil, I.; Baker, K.; Campbell, J.; Denny, E.G.; Vanderbilt, K.; Riordan, B.; Koskela, R.; Downing, J.; Grabner, S.; Melendez, E.; Walsh, J.M.; Kortz, M.; Conners, J.; Yarmey, L.; Kaplan, N.; Boose, E.R.; Powell, L.; Gries, C.; Schroeder, R.; Ackerman, T.; Ramsey, K.; Benson, B.; Chipman, J.; Laundre, J.; Garritt, H.; Henshaw, D.; Collins, B.; Gardner, C.; Bohm, S.; O'Brien, M.; Gao, J.; Sheldon, W.; Lyon, S.; Bahauddin, D.; Servilla, M.; Costa, D.; Brunt, J. 2009. The long-term ecological research community metada standardisation project: a progress report. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies. 4(3); 141-153. DUPLICATE (delete?).

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