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    Author(s): Inigo San Gil; Karen Baker; John Campbell; Ellen G. Denny; Kristin Vanderbilt; Brian Riordan; Rebecca Koskela; Jason Downing; Sabine Grabner; Eda Melendez; Jonathan M. Walsh; Masib Kortz; James Conners; Lynn Yarmey; Nicole Kaplan; Emery R. Boose; Linda Powell; Corinna Gries; Robin Schroeder; Todd Ackerman; Ken Ramsey; Barbara Benson; Jonathan Chipman; James Laundre; Hap Garritt; Don Henshaw; Barrie Collins; Christopher Gardner; Sven Bohm; Margaret O'Brien; Jincheng Gao; Wade Sheldon; Stephanie Lyon; Dan Bahauddin; Mark Servilla; Duane Costa; James Brunt
    Date: 2009
    Source: International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies. 4(3); 141-153
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    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.

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    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?).


    metadata, metadata management, standardisation, EML, ecological metadata language

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