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List of Metadata Use Cases

  • Common Data Index

    A web service allowing users to access the availability and geographical spreading of marine data sets managed by the SeaDataNet data centres, using metadata based on the ISO 19115 content model.

  • Crystallography Open Database

    An open-access collection of crystal structures of organic, inorganic, metal-organic compounds and minerals, many of which are in CIF form.

  • CSMD Pilot Studies

    A desk study of CSMD implementation in two facilities: the UK National Crystallography Service and the ISIS Neutron Source.

  • Data Packaged Core Datasets

    A collection of commonly used and example data sets packaged using the Data Package specification.

  • dbEST - Expressed Sequence Tag Database

    A repository-developed metadata schema for EST data in Genbank.

  • DDI Projects

    The Data Documentation Initiative website's list of projects adopting or encouraging DDI as a standard.

  • DDI Use Case Literature

    Links to DDI 3 use case papers, which were the outcomes of a workshop held at the Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, November 2-6, 2009.

  • Discovery Metadata Service

    A geospatial data network requiring that metadata for datasets, data series and online services are published to the UK Gemini v2.1 metadata standard, itself an extension of ISO 19115.

  • Earth System Grid

    A gateway providing a discovery service for climate data held at repositories across the globe. It supports use of the Common Information Model (CIM).

  • eCrystals Federation Project

    An archive for crystal structures generated by the Southampton Chemical Crystallography Group and the EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service; its metadata conforms to the eBank UK Dublin Core Profile.