GCE Metadata Reference
GCE Non-geospatial Metadata Content Standard
The design and organization
of the GCE metadata standard for non-geospatial data sets is based on
guidelines in the following publications:
Katherine L. and Catherine E. Pake. 1995. Final report of the
Ecological Society of America Committee on the Future of Long-term Ecological
Data (FLED). Volume I: Text of the Report. The Ecological Society
of America, Washington, D.C.
William K. 2000. Metadata. Pages 92-116 in: Ecological Data
- Design, Management and Processing. Michener, William K. and James W.
Brunt, eds. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, England.
Details of the content
standard are listed below. For readability, the standard is presented in
the numbered outline style used by Michener, 2000. Metadata fields are
actually generated from the database as a series of 'CategoryName_FieldName'
labels and field values (i.e. as name-value pairs), which are parsed to
display metadata in a wide variety of formats using custom software and style
Metadata for all GCE-LTER data sets is also available in Ecological
Metadata Language (EML) XML format to support LTER, KNB,
SEEK and NBII catalogs.
I. Data Set Descriptors
A. Data Set File (tabular & non-tabular data
C. Data Set Anomalies (tabular &
non-tabular data sets)
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