Here’s an overview of the project:
Components of Successful Metadata Registry Frameworks
Goals of Project:
Evaluate a sample of metadata registries
Identify factors impacting registration success and limitations
Assess existing registries & analyze functionalities
Produce a list of features and processes crucial to successful metadata registration.
Develop a prototype framework supporting such features
Intern: Angela Murillo, UNC – Chapel Hill, SILS
Primary Mentor: Jane Greenberg, UNC- Chapel Hill, SILS – Metadata Research Center
Secondary Mentors: John Kunze (University of California Curation Center, California Digital Library) and Joan Boone (Metadata Research Center)
Metadata registration (asserting element names, values, restrictions and other properties) is essential for interoperability among data repositories in the DataONE network. Advancing metadata registration processes (ease, transparency, discoverability of prior registrations) within DataONE would promote metadata use and understanding, hence discovery and interoperable re-use of data held at member nodes.