Documentation Cluster Minutes 2016-03-28

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners


Bold text== Agenda/Minutes ==


Principles for Metadata Creation - Matt Mayernik

  • principles may formalize data management and metadata education
  • "respect des fonds" - respecting the original order
  • provenance - maintain the trail of changes, who, when before and during the curation process
  • authorship as an access point - derived from traditional library cataloging


  • Paris Principles (1961)
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA, 2014)
  • Describing Archives, a Content Standard (DACS, 2013)
  • LIS Metadata principles table
  • EML and ISO 19115-2:214 - doesn't have any principles published in doc
  • common to find descriptions of functions and what metadata should be achieving
  • differences between prinicples (how), goals (why) and functions (what)
  • RDA Metadata WG published some metadata principles --

Discussion Topics

  • Should this cluster define metadata principles for earth science data?
  • Summer Session Plans