Best Practices for Developing and Maintaining a Metadata Catalogue System - The NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Perspective

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)


Metadata catalogue systems that promote access to data and data-related services evolve over time through input from the science community and technological trends. Recognizing the importance of input from a diverse community can be attributed to the long-term success of NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD), which has been assisting users in finding Earth science data for almost 20 years. Additionally, access to data-related services has also been beneficial in helping users utilize, visualize, analyze, handle, manage, and model Earth science data. Best practices for developing and maintaining our system for Data-Related Services will be discussed, along with some insight into who the users are and how they play a role in software development.

Presenter: Tyler Stevens