P&S Avoiding Duplicate Metadata Records

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

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A teleconference was held Tuesday Feb 14, 2pm EST (11am PST)

Jeff Arnfield [email protected];
Keith Wichmann [email protected];
Gene Major [email protected];
Phil Yang [email protected];
Rob Raskin [email protected]

General Results

  • From review of GeoSpatial OneStop, it is clear that several metadata repositories hold the records for the same datasets
  • It is not wrong to have multiple partially redundant repositories
  • Must have a way to resolve inconsistencies
Possibly authorize one of the sites as "official" record
  • The following paper by Ted Habermann discusses options for dealing with multiple records from different sources:
Whose metadata is this anyway?