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Joshua Bradley

Over the last few years, the ISO 19115 family of metadata standards has become the predominantly accepted worldwide standard for sharing information about the availability and usability of scientific datasets among researchers. The U.S. interests in the ISO standard have also been growing as global-scale science demands participation with the broader international community; however, adoption has been slow because of the complexity and rigor of the ISO metadata standards. In addition, support for the standard in current implementations has been minimal. In 2009, the Alaska Data Integration Working Group members (ADIwg) mobilized to jointly address common data integration efforts. Beginning in 2012, ADIwg started...
USGS will soon transition to the international metadata standards known collectively as ISO 19115. The open-ended nature of ISO benefits with much greater flexibility and vocabulary to describe research products. However, that flexibility means few constraints that can guide authors and ensure standardized, robust documentation across the bureau. This project proposed that the USGS data community develop content specifications to define standard USGS ISO metadata content requirements. These specifications would be modular in order to meet documentation needs of the diverse range of research data that USGS produces. Using the specifications, metadata authors will be guided to include appropriate metadata fields for...
The DMPlanner is a web application for creating data management plans. DMPlanner is an open source, data-driven, client-side JavaScript tool that is easily configurable(via json config), can be used stand-alone or embedded, and has no server-side programming or database requirements. Uses the ExtJS framework, which is available under a GPL license and has a nice suite of ready to use widgets. The basic structure of the planner is Plan(s)->Section(s)->Groups(s)->Question(s). The planner may be configured by editing a JSON file, which is read by the application and defines the structure and, when saved by the web client, stores the data. Supports saving data to the browser cache, filesystem, or webservice (via Local...
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