October 05, 2011
EML and DEIMS - Mapping Mission
My primary take-away from the EIM 2011 conference was that, while the metadata we (UMBS) are taking in is of sufficient quality for re-use by researchers, it is not rigorous enough to be machine-ingested and we (UMBS) therefore are not well-prepared to move data to third-party databases. The first step needed to remedy this situation is for me to gain a better - more rigorous, if you will - understanding of the EML specification and how our DEIMS fields translate to it.
Of course, I'm not entirely certain how in depth this process will go but I do anticipate a series of posts looking at particular portions of the EML specification and analysing the DEIMS fields and the Drupal2EML module that accomplishes the mapping.
The LTER's EML Best Practices Guide
The DEIMS code repository which contains the content types and modules we use.
The EML specification, but I hope to rely mostly on the Best Practices Guide.
Posted by kkwaiser at October 5, 2011 10:56 AM
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