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Title From Scientist and Sensor to Synthesis: Metabase Metadata Management System
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Abstract

The Metabase is a generalized relational database management system for managing LTER metadata, including personnel lists, site geography (study area polygons, point locations), instrumentation, research projects and data sets (studies, methods, entities, attributes, files). The database is also linked to bibliographic and taxonomic databases, supporting automatic cross-links between personnel, research, publications and data. The database also supports reciprocal queries between resources, for example data sets by investigator, and data sets referenced in publications. This database allows centralized management of all project information, and supports automated metadata generation for data sets and cross-links between related resources on the web.

Contributors Wade M. Sheldon, John F. Chamblee and Richard Cary
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Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Chamblee, J.F. and Cary, R. 2012. Presentation: From Scientist and Sensor to Synthesis: Metabase Metadata Management System. GCE Data Toolbox and Metabase Training Workshop, Nov. 28-30, 2012, Athens, Georgia.

Key Words database, EML, information management, metadata, software
File Date 2012
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.