Metadata Issues Underlying the Development of a Data Repository for Evolutionary Biology

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Metadata Issues Underlying the Development of a Data Repository for Evolutionary Biology. Sarah Carrier, SILS, Masters Student Jackson Dube, Visiting Scholar, SILS/MRC Jane Greenberg, Associate Professor, Director SILS/Metadata Research Center , UNC-CH - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Metadata Issues Underlying the Development of a Data Repositoryfor Evolutionary BiologySarah Carrier, SILS, Masters StudentJackson Dube, Visiting Scholar, SILS/MRCJane Greenberg, Associate Professor, Director SILS/Metadata Research Center , UNC-CHRuth Monnig, Doctoral Research Assistant, SILS/MRC</p></li><li><p>OverviewMetadata defined Role of metadata in a repositoryRange of metadata standardsIssuesDiscussion</p></li><li><p>The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB)</p><p>http://knb.ecoinformatics.org//data.html</p></li><li><p>Metadata Example for a specimen</p><p>Family: Pinaceae Species: Pinus serotinaDate identified: 1958-05-10County: Pasquotank CountyLocation collected: Woodland Border, 2.3 miles north east of NisontonCollected by: Harry E. Ahles</p><p> Pinus serotina 1958-05-10 </p></li><li><p>Metadata for a Water Quality StudyJordan Lake Study152000Study Procedure Information The following 15 variables were used to measure water quality over a two-year period.Salinity is described as XXXXX</p></li><li><p>MetadataData about the content, quality, condition, and other characteristics of data (FGDC Glossary, 1992)Additional information necessary for data to be useful (Musik, 1997)</p><p>Resource = data = object = entity = document = data object</p></li><li><p>Why metadata?Facilitate discoveryPermit use intellectual and technicalManage and preserveSecure</p><p>Help advance the field of evolutionary biology</p></li><li><p>Range of published data objectsTable, graphDatasetResearch methods / proceduresBayesian inference of phylogeny Meta-analysisComputational biology </p></li><li><p>Metadata continuum</p><p>FGDC/ CSGSMEMLDublin CoreDDI</p></li><li><p>The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB)</p><p>*http://knb.ecoinformatics.org//data.html</p></li><li><p>The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB)</p><p>*http://knb.ecoinformatics.org//data.htmlontologiesData structures</p></li><li><p>IssuesCostMore metadata, more cost to produceLess metadata, cost to usersMetadata creationWho, when, how?Incentivizing Preservation, sustainabilityData object and associated metadataOpen access (a loaded word)What levels of access/rights should be supported</p></li><li><p>Discussion TopicsRange of data objectsGranularity (metadata)Users: Needs, greater useAdditional issues.</p></li><li><p>Metadata types and properties*Resource = data = object = entity = document = data object</p></li><li><p>Range of metadata standardsSchemes (just a few)LSIDTEI Header; MARC bibliographic format, Dublin CoreEADFGDC/CSGSM; NBIIEML DDI</p><p>ODRL (Creative Commons Profile) A CorePREMISCharacteristicsObjectives and principlesDomainsEnvironmentObject type/formatArchitectural LayoutExtentLevel of ComplexityFlat, hierarchicalGranularity</p></li><li><p>Range of metadata standardsData structure standardsData communication standardsData value standardsContent representation, ontologies, authority files Data syntax standardsData models, architectures/packaging</p></li></ul>

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