Metadata Management in an Interdisciplinary, Project-Specific Data Repository: A Case Study from Earth Sciences
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- Curdt C. (2016) Metadata Management in an Interdisciplinary, Project-Specific Data Repository: A Case Study from Earth Sciences. In: Garoufallou E., Subirats Coll I., Stellato A., Greenberg J. (eds) Metadata and Semantics Research. MTSR 2016. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 672. Springer, Cham
This paper presents an approach to manage metadata of (research) data from the interdisciplinary, long-term, DFG-funded, collaborative research project ‘Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems: Monitoring, Modelling, and Data Assimilation’. In this framework, a data repository, the so-called TR32DB project database, was established in 2008 with the aim to manage the resulting data of the involved scientists. The data documentation with accurate, extensive metadata has been a key task. Consequently, a standardized, interoperable, multi-level metadata schema has been designed and implemented to ensure a proper documentation and publication of all project data (e.g. data, publication, reports), as well as to facilitate data search, exchange and re-use. A user-friendly web-interface was designed for a simple metadata input and search.