Ask Your Question

Revision history [back]

How does DataONE deal with varying matadata schemas?

DataONE collects metadata from its member nodes. Those nodes accept data with different metadata schemas relevant to the submitting community's expertise. I read that DCMI is acceptable, as is FGDC, EML, etc. How does DataONE facilitate discovery and make sense of the disparate schemas without losing important information? Do you have the mother of all crosswalks???

How does DataONE deal with varying matadata schemas?

Community question from the contact form: DataONE collects metadata from its member nodes. Those nodes accept data with different metadata schemas relevant to the submitting community's expertise. I read that DCMI is acceptable, as is FGDC, EML, etc. How does DataONE facilitate discovery and make sense of the disparate schemas without losing important information? Do you have the mother of all crosswalks???