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Improved Solutions for Metadata Publication to the NOAA Data Catalog
Session Time January 9th; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location Glen Echo
Description 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.

Chair Chris MacDermaid & Anna Milan
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Talk Length (min) Title Presenter
2B.1 90 Design a Decision Tree for Scoping Metadata Aggregation Anna Milan


Abstracts
2B.1 Design a Decision Tree for Scoping Metadata Aggregation

Anna Milan (NESDIS/NCEI)

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 solutions. These various implementations clutter the NOAA Catalog’s 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.

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