Who are the Users and Best Practices for Developing and Maintaining the Global Change Master Directory

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.

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