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In the context of the terminology we use (described below), DataCite is an organization that created a set of recommendations at three levels (described in the schema description document) and an XML schema (a dialect) for implementing those recommendations. The dialect is currently being used in the DataCite [http://search.datacite.org/ui search portal] and in creating DOI landing pages. The dialect can be useful to communities that are trying to improve the way they share metadata; and the recommendations are useful for communities looking for expert guidance about metadata elements that are applicable to data discovery. The work we are doing explores how those recommendations can be useful for communities that are already using other dialects.
 
In the context of the terminology we use (described below), DataCite is an organization that created a set of recommendations at three levels (described in the schema description document) and an XML schema (a dialect) for implementing those recommendations. The dialect is currently being used in the DataCite [http://search.datacite.org/ui search portal] and in creating DOI landing pages. The dialect can be useful to communities that are trying to improve the way they share metadata; and the recommendations are useful for communities looking for expert guidance about metadata elements that are applicable to data discovery. The work we are doing explores how those recommendations can be useful for communities that are already using other dialects.
  
The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of metadata elements DataCite feels are necessary to maintain accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes.  The DataCite Metadata Schema also supplies recommended use instructions. The resource that is being identified can be of any kind, but it is typically a dataset. *Note: ''DataCite uses the term "dataset" in its broadest sense - including both numerical data, as well as any alternate research data outputs. The recommendation has three parts (termed spirals): mandatory concepts, recommended concepts, and optional concepts.''
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The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of metadata elements DataCite feels are necessary to maintain accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes.  The DataCite Metadata Schema also supplies recommended use instructions. The resource that is being identified can be of any kind, but it is typically a dataset. *Note: ''DataCite uses the term "dataset" in its broadest sense - including both numerical data, as well as any alternate research data outputs.'' The recommendation has three parts (termed spirals): mandatory concepts, recommended concepts, and optional concepts.
  
  

Revision as of 08:39, July 31, 2015

DataCite is an organization whose objective is to develop and support methods of locating, identifying and citing data and other research objects. They develop and support the standards behind persistent identifiers for data; and are the originators of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).

In the context of the terminology we use (described below), DataCite is an organization that created a set of recommendations at three levels (described in the schema description document) and an XML schema (a dialect) for implementing those recommendations. The dialect is currently being used in the DataCite search portal and in creating DOI landing pages. The dialect can be useful to communities that are trying to improve the way they share metadata; and the recommendations are useful for communities looking for expert guidance about metadata elements that are applicable to data discovery. The work we are doing explores how those recommendations can be useful for communities that are already using other dialects.

The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of metadata elements DataCite feels are necessary to maintain accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes. The DataCite Metadata Schema also supplies recommended use instructions. The resource that is being identified can be of any kind, but it is typically a dataset. *Note: DataCite uses the term "dataset" in its broadest sense - including both numerical data, as well as any alternate research data outputs. The recommendation has three parts (termed spirals): mandatory concepts, recommended concepts, and optional concepts.


DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data - Mandatory

The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of core metadata properties chosen for the accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions. The resource that is being identified can be of any kind, but it is typically a dataset. We use the term 'dataset' in its broadest sense. We mean it to include not only numerical data, but any other research data outputs.

Source: The DataCite Metadata Schema
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Resource IdentifierIdentifier for the resource described by the metadataADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:ids/adiwg:projguid
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_DOI
DCAT /dct:identifier
ECHO /*/echo:DataSetId
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:LongName
ECS /ecs:LocalGranuleID
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='INVENTORYMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ProductSpecificMetadata']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@ID
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=id]/@nc:value
Naming AuthorityThe organization responsible for the maintenance of the identifier (namespace)

Note: DIF and ECHO use the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) keywords. In DCAT this is a controlled vocabulary with only one value (DOI)
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='naming_authority']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:authority
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:codeSpace/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@authority
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=naming_authority]/@nc:value
Author / OriginatorThe principal author of the resource

Note: In CSW this concept is called Creator
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Creator
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Data Originator']
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Investigator']
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='Producer']
ECHO /echo:Contacts/echo:Contact[Role='INVESTIGATOR']
ECS /ecs:Author
EML concat(//eml:eml/eml:dataset/eml:creator/eml:individualName/eml:givenName/eml:text,//eml:eml/eml:dataset/eml:creator/eml:individualName/eml:surName/eml:text)
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:origin
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='creator_name']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="author"]]
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="originator"]]
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="author"]]
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="originator"]]
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:creator/thredds:name
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=creator_name]/@nc:value
Responsible Party IdentifierA unique identifier for a person or an organization
Responsible Party Identifier TypeThe type of a unique identifier for a person or an organization
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.ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:citation/adiwg:citeinfo/adiwg:title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Entry_Title
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Title
DCAT /dct:title
Dryad dcterms:title
ECHO /*/echo:ShortName>/*/echo:LongName
ECS /*/ecs:ShortName > /*/ecs:LongName
EML /eml:dataset/eml:title/eml:text
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:title
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='title']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='LongName']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:title/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:title/gco:CharacterString
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:CollectionCitation/umm:Title
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Title
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Entry_Title
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@name
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:metadata/dc:title
THREDDS //thredds:dataset[1]/@name
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=title]/@nc:value
PublisherPublisher of the cited resourceDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Publisher
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Publisher
DCAT /dct:publisher
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:pubinfo/fgdc:publish
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='publisher']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="publisher"]]/gmd:organisationName/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="publisher"]]/cit:party/cit:CI_Organisation/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:publisher/thredds:name
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:publisher/thredds:name
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=publisher_name]/@nc:value
Resource Creation/Revision DateThe date the resource was createdDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DCAT /dct:issued
ECHO /*/echo:InsertTime
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:pubdate
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='date_created']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Citation/serf:Release_Date
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:date[@type='created']
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=date_created]/@nc:value

DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data - Recommended

The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of core metadata properties chosen for the accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions. The resource that is being identified can be of any kind, but it is typically a dataset. We use the term 'dataset' in its broadest sense. We mean it to include not only numerical data, but any other research data outputs.

Source: The DataCite Metadata Schema
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Theme KeywordA word or phrase that describes some aspect of a resource. Can be one of several types.

Note: The general identification keywords usually have a type of "theme" and are refered to as "theme keywords". Other types and vocabularies are used for other information. Service Entry Resource Format (SERF) requires a Science and a Service GCMD Keyword. This concept is called Subject in the CSW Specification.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:theme/adiwg:themekey
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Category
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Topic
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Term
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_1
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_2
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Variable_Level_3
DIF (1) /dif:DIF/dif:Parameters/dif:Detailed_Variable
DCAT /dct:keyword
Dryad dcterms:subject
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:CategoryKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TopicKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:TermKeyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel1Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel2Keyword/echo:Value
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:VariableLevel3Keyword
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ScienceKeywords/echo:ScienceKeyword/echo:DetailedVariableKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:DisciplineKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TopicKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:TermKeyword
ECS (1) /*/ecs:DisciplineTopicParameters/ecs:VariableKeyword
EML (1) /eml:dataset/eml:keywordSet/eml:keyword/eml:text
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:keywords/fgdc:theme/fgdc:themekey
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='keywords']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSDisciplineKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTermKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSTopicKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSVariableKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 (1) /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='DisciplineTopicParameters']/hdf5:Group/hdf5:Group[@Name='ECSParameter']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='ECSParameterKeyword']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO (1) /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/gmd:keyword/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/mri:keyword/gco:CharacterString
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Category
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Topic
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:Term
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:VariableLevel1/umm:VariableLevel2/umm:VariableLevel3/umm:Value
UMM (1) /umm:UMM/umm:ScienceKeywords/umm:DetailedVariable
OGC-SOS (1) /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords[ows:Type='theme']/ows:Keyword
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:metadata/thredds:keyword
THREDDS (1) //thredds:dataset/thredds:keyword
netCDF (1) /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=keywords]/@nc:value
Keyword VocabularyIf you are following a guideline or using a shared vocabulary for the words/phrases in your "keywords" attribute, put the name of that guideline here.

Note: DIF, ECHO and ECS require that theme keywords come from the Global Change Master Directory list.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:keywords/adiwg:theme/adiwg:themekt
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:keywords/fgdc:theme/fgdc:themekt
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='keywords_vocabulary']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords/gmd:MD_Keywords[gmd:type/gmd:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/gmd:thesaurusName/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:title/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:descriptiveKeywords/mri:MD_Keywords[mri:type/mri:MD_KeywordTypeCode=[normalize-space()="theme"]]/mri:thesaurusName/cit:CI_Citation
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Keywords/ows:Type='theme']/ows:Type/@codespace
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:keyword/@vocabulary
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:geospatialCoverage/thredds:name/@thredds:vocabulary
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=keyword_vocabulary]/@nc:value
Contributor NameContributor to the resourceFGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:origin
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:datacred
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metc/fgdc:cntinfo
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty[gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode = 'manyOptions"]]/gmd:CI_Individual/gmd:name/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility[cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode[normalize-space()="manyOptions"]]/cit:party/cit:CI_Individual/cit:name/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:contributor
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:contributor
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=creator_name]/@nc:value
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=contributor_name]/@nc:value
Contributor RoleThe role of any individuals or institutions that contributed to the creation of the data.ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:citedResponsibleParty/gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty/gmd:role/gmd:CI_RoleCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:citedResponsibleParty/cit:CI_Responsibility/cit:role/cit:CI_RoleCode
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/thredds:contributor/@role
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:contributor/@role
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=contributor_role]/@nc:value
Responsible Party Identifier Type URIThe type of a unique identifier for a person or an organization
Resource Creation/Revision DateThe date the resource was createdDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Release_Date
DCAT /dct:issued
ECHO /*/echo:InsertTime
ECHO /*/echo:LastUpdate
ECS /*/ecs:RevisionDate
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:citation/fgdc:citeinfo/fgdc:pubdate
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='date_created']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:Date
ISO //gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:date/gmd:CI_Date[gmd:dateType/gmd:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/gmd:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="creation"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="revision"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
ISO-1 //cit:CI_Citation/cit:date/cit:CI_Date[cit:dateType/cit:CI_DateTypeCode=[normalize-space()="publication"]]/cit:date/gco:DateTime
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Citation/serf:Release_Date
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:metadata/thredds:date[@type='created']
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=date_created]/@nc:value
Resource TypeA resource code identifying the type of resource; e.g. dataset, a collection, an application (See MD_ScopeCode) for which the metadata describes.FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:resdesc
ISO /*/gmd:hierarchyLevel/gmd:MD_ScopeCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:metadataScope/mdb:MD_MetadataScope/mdb:resourceScope/mcc:MD_ScopeCode
Related Resource IdentifierIdentifier for a resource related to the resource being described.ECHO (1) /*/echo:ShortName
ECHO (1) /*/echo:Spatial/echo:HorizontalSpatialDomain/echo:ZoneIdentifier
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ProcessingLevelId
ECHO (1) /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:Campaigns/echo:Campaign/echo:LongName
ECHO (1) /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:LongName
ECHO (1) /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:ShortName | /echo:*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:LongName
ECHO (1) /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:Sensors/echo:Sensor/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:Platforms/echo:Platform/echo:Instruments/echo:Instrument/echo:Sensors/echo:Sensor/echo:LongName
ECHO (1) /*/echo:AssociatedDIFs/echo:DIF/echo:EntryId
ISO (1) /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:aggregationInfo/gmd:MD_AggregateInformation/gmd:aggregateDataSetIdentifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO (1) /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:extent/gmd:EX_Extent/gmd:geographicElement/gmd:EX_GeographicDescription/gmd:geographicIdentifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO (1) /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:processingLevel/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO (1) /*/gmd:dataQualityInfo/gmd:DQ_DataQuality/gmd:report/gmd:DQ_AccuracyOfATimeMeasurement/gmd:measureIdentification/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO (1) /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation/gmi:operation/gmi:MI_Operation/gmi:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO (1) /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation/gmi:platform/*/gmi:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO (1) /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation/gmi:instrument/*/gmi:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation/eos:sensor/eos:EOS_Sensor/eos:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:associatedResource/mri:MD_AssociatedResource/mri:name/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code/gco:CharacterString
AbstractA paragraph describing the resource.

Note: This concept is called "Desciption" in Catalog Services for the Web.
ADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:descript/adiwg:abstract
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Summary/dif:Abstract
DCAT /dct:description
Dryad dcterms:description
ECHO /*/echo:Description
ECS /*/ecs:CollectionDescription
EML /eml:dataset/eml:abstract/eml:descendant
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:descript/fgdc:abstract
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='summary']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='CollectionDescription']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:abstract/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:abstract/gco:CharacterString
UMM /umm:UMM/umm:Summary
OGC-SOS /sos:Capabilities/ows:ServiceIdentification/ows:Abstract
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Summary/serf:Abstract
THREDDS //thredds:dataset/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
THREDDS //thredds:metadata/thredds:documentation[@type='abstract']
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name='summary']/@nc:value
Spatial ExtentThe spatial extent of the resource.ECHO /*/Spatial/HorizontalSpatialDomain/Geometry
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:spdom/fgdc:bounding
ISO /*/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicBoundingBox
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:extent/gex:EX_Extent/gex:geographicElement/gex:EX_GeographicBoundingBox

DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data - Optional

The DataCite Metadata Schema is a list of core metadata properties chosen for the accurate and consistent identification of a resource for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions. The resource that is being identified can be of any kind, but it is typically a dataset. We use the term 'dataset' in its broadest sense. We mean it to include not only numerical data, but any other research data outputs.

Source: The DataCite Metadata Schema
ConceptDescriptionDialect (Fit) Paths
Resource LanguageThe language of the resource.DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Language
DCAT /dct:Language
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:language/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:defaultLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:otherLocale/lan:PT_Locale/lan:language/lan:LanguageCode
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Service_Language
Resource IdentifierIdentifier for the resource described by the metadataADIwg /adiwg:project/adiwg:idinfo/adiwg:ids/adiwg:projguid
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_DOI
DCAT /dct:identifier
ECHO /*/echo:DataSetId
ECHO (1) /*/echo:ShortName | /*/echo:LongName
ECS /ecs:LocalGranuleID
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='INVENTORYMETADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='ProductSpecificMetadata']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='identifier_file_uuid']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code/gco:CharacterString
THREDDS /thredds:catalog/thredds:dataset/@ID
netCDF /nc:netcdf/nc:attribute[@nc:name=id]/@nc:value
Transfer SizeThe size of the digital resourceDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Distribution/dif:Distribution_Size
ECHO /echo:Granule/echo:DataGranule/echo:SizeMBDataGranule
ECS /ecs:SizeMBECSDataGranule
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distinfo/fgdc:stdorder/fgdc:digform/fgdc:digtinfo/fgdc:transize
ISO /*/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:distributionFormat/gmd:MD_Format/gmd:formatDistributor/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:transferSize/gco:Real
ISO /*/gmd:distributionInfo/gmd:MD_Distribution/gmd:distributor/gmd:MD_Distributor/gmd:distributorTransferOptions/gmd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/gmd:transferSize/gco:Real
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:distributionInfo/mrd:MD_Distribution/mrd:distributionFormat/mrd:MD_Format/mrd:formatDistributor/mrd:MD_Distributor/mrd:distributorTransferOptions/mrd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/mrd:transferSize/gco:Real
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:distributionInfo/mrd:MD_Distribution/mrd:distributor/mrd:MD_Distributor/mrd:distributorTransferOptions/mrd:MD_DigitalTransferOptions/mrd:transferSize/gco:Real
Resource FormatThe physical or digital manifestation of the resourceDCAT /dct:format
ECHO /*/echo:DataFormat
ECS /ecs:PrimaryCSDT
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:distInfo/fgdc:distributor/fgdc:distorFormat/fgdc:formatName
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='HDFVersion']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='HDFVersion']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:resourceFormat/gmd:MD_Format/gmd:name/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:resourceFormat/mrd:MD_Format/mrd:formatSpecificationCitation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:identifier/mcc:MD_Identifier/mcc:code
SERF /serf:SERF/serf:Distribution/serf:Distribution_Format
Resource VersionVersion of the cited resourceDIF /dif:DIF/dif:Data_Set_Citation/dif:Dataset_Version
DIF /dif:DIF/dif:Reference/dif:Edition
ECHO /*/echo:VersionId
ECS /*/ecs:VersionId
HDF5.1 /hdf5:HDF5-File/hdf5:RootGroup/hdf5:Group[@Name='METADATA']/hdf5:Group[@Name='COLLECTIONMETADATA']/hdf5:Attribute[@Name='VersionID']/hdf5:Data/hdf5:DataFromFile
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:edition/gco:CharacterString
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/mri:MD_DataIdentification/mri:citation/cit:CI_Citation/cit:edition/gco:CharacterString
RightsInformation about rights held in and over the resourceFGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:accconst
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:idinfo/fgdc:useconst
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metac
FGDC /fgdc:metadata/fgdc:metainfo/fgdc:metuc
ISO /*/gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:resourceConstraints/gmd:MD_LegalConstraints
ISO-1 /mdb:MD_Metadata/mdb:identificationInfo/*/mri:resourceConstraints/mco:MD_LegalConstraints

xPath Note: The xPaths included in this table use several wildcards. // means any path, so //gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty indicates a gmd:CI_ResponsibleParty anywhere in an XML file. /*/ indicates a single level with several possible elements. This usually indicates one of several concrete realizations of an abstract object. For example /*/gmd:identificationInfo could be gmd:MD_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo or gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo and gmd:identificationInfo/*/gmd:descriptiveKeywords could be gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords or gmd:identificationInfo/srv:SV_ServiceIdentification/gmd:descriptiveKeywords. Fit: The fit of the dialect path with the concept is estimated on a scale of 1 = excellent two-way fit, 2 = one-way fit or some other problem, 3 - extension required.


Data Discoverability