Comparing DataSheets and DataSpaces

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

DataSpaces are collections of dataset metadata harvested from a variety of web resources.

DataSheets are structured pages created by data providers and educators.

Both provide contextual metadata to understand the data, there sources, how they have been used and how they are intended to be used.

An effective DataSheet (and DataSpace) requires a joint effort by data providers and data consumers to create the metadata page.

Suggested next steps and enhancements:

  • Link to Datasheets in DataSpaces
  • Provide feedback to providers from educators and other users on DataSheet and DataSpaces.