Mandatory Concepts for Discovery

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Recommendations:

  • Attribute Convention for Data Discovery - Highly Recommended
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
  • ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory

NameDescriptionCountRecommendations
AbstractA paragraph describing the resource.7
  • Attribute Convention for Data Discovery - Highly Recommended
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Mandatory
AssociationComplete statement of a one-to-one relationship1
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
Bounding BoxA bounding box for identifying a geographic area of interest2
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Coordinate Reference System (CRS)Geographic Coordinate Reference System (Authority and ID) for the BoundingBox1
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
Distribution ContactContact information for the organization or individual that distributes the resource.2
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Distribution LiabilityStatement of the liability assumed by the distributor.1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.5
  • Attribute Convention for Data Discovery - Highly Recommended
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Metadata ContactThe organization or person currently responsible for the metadata.2
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Metadata IdentifierA phrase or string which uniquely identifies the metadata file/record.3
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
Metadata Standard CitationThe name of the standard to which the metadata conforms2
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Metadata Standard VersionThe name of the standard to which the metadata conforms2
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Modified DateDate on which the record was created or updated within the catalogue4
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Ordering InstructionsGeneral instructions, terms and services provided by the distributor2
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Originating OrganizationThe organization responsible for creating the resource1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Publication DateDate of publication of the cited resource2
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
PublisherPublisher of the cited resource1
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
PurposeA paragraph describing the original purpose for collecting the dataset.1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource Access ConstraintsInformation about any constraints for accessing the data set. This includes any special restrictions, legal prerequisites, limitations and/or warnings on obtaining the data set. Some words that may be used in this field include: Public, In-house, Limited, Additional detailed instructions on how to access the data can be entered in this field.3
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource ContactThe organization or person responsible for answering questions about the resource.1
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource Cost or FeesCost associated with access to the resource1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource FormatThe physical or digital manifestation of the resource1
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
Resource IdentifierIdentifier for the resource described by the metadata1
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource Long NameThe reference name used in describing the scientific contents of the data collection.1
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource StatusThe status of the resource1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource TitleA short description of the resource. The title should be descriptive enough so that when a user is presented with a list of titles the general content of the data set can be determined.7
  • Attribute Convention for Data Discovery - Highly Recommended
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
  • DCAT for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
  • ISO-1 for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (see MD_ScopeCode) which the metadata describes.1
  • Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Core Queryables
Resource Update FrequencyThe frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Resource Use ConstraintsInformation about how the data may or may not be used after access is granted to assure the protection of privacy or intellectual property. This includes any special restrictions, legal prerequisites, terms and conditions, and/or limitations on using the data set. Data providers may request acknowledgement of the data from users and claim no responsibility for quality and completeness of data.1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Temporal ExtentThe temporal extent of the resource1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
Topic CategoryHigh level category enumeration used in ISO1
  • DIF for Data Discovery - Required
TurnaroundTypical turnaround time for the filling of an order.1
  • FGDC for Data Discovery - Mandatory
VersionVersion of the cited resource1
  • ECHO for Data Discovery - Mandatory


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