|Problem-solving Session: There are common problems across NOAA that need common solutions. Recently PARR has
raised to the surface a few prevalent needs. This problem solving session will focus on two aspects.
1) Metadata record publication methods. The problem: there is no defined workflow for getting metadata collections
into the NOAA Catalog, NOAA OneStop Project, or other discovery portals. Each line office or project needs to define
their own process and determine how to setup publication. How do funded NOAA partners become involved? There
should be a well-defined process and end-user resources for facilitating publication of all NOAA metadata. Chris will go
over the current process and propose ideas for discussion.
2) Scope of the metadata collection level records: If the granule is the minimum retrievable unit and the collection is
the minimum citable unit, how do you know what should be citable? Current collection level definitions vary widely
depending on the data type, their communities and technical implementations available. These various
implementations clutter the search results, confuse inventory results and often don’t make sense for the end user. The
purpose of this discussion is to develop a decision tree that helps determine the appropriate level of aggregation
and could even result in a defined set of ISO metadata templates appropriate for your collection type.