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Building a registry of geoscience resources: CINERGI components and how they can be used in your metadata curation system

Title: Building a registry of geoscience resources: CINERGI components and how they can be used in your metadata curation system

Session leads: Ilya Zaslavsky, Steve Richard, Amarnath Gupta, Tanu Malik, Kerstin Lehnert, Sky Bristol

EarthCube Affiliations: CINERGI, GEAR, GeoWS, DigitalCrust, GeoDataspace, C4P, iSamples, Leadership Council, CDF, Architecture WG, Standards WG, Gap Analysis WG, Use Cases WG.

Description: This session will introduce the Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geoscience Interoperability (CINERGI) and demonstrate CINERGI metadata compilation and curation pipeline. Its purpose is to support comprehensive integrated search for geoscience information resources across domains. We invite data facility managers and other scientists interested in metadata to review the compiled inventory, discuss its components, and explore how these components can be embedded in other metadata development and curation workflows. In particular, we will discuss:

  • a set of metadata enhancers that are the core of the CINERGI pipeline; 
  • construction of a metadata curation database; 
  • a cross-domain ontology to support metadata enhancement and discovery; 
  • metadata harvesting from data facility catalogs and other sources, which support different interfaces and metadata conventions;  
  • metadata validation services, and 
  • provenance services. 

The components will be demonstrated with a geoscience data discovery use case. Perspectives from several data facilities, including USGS ScienceBase, will be presented. Expected session outcomes will include refined metadata curation requirements in different domains and ways for automatically validating and enhancing metadata records maintained by data facilities.

Target Audience: NSF-supported and other data facilities, geoscientists, data managers involved in registering and sharing information resources.