Mark E. Harmon, Richardson Chair and Professor, Department of Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331 Edward B. Rastetter, Senior Scientist, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, 02543
First envisioned at the ASM in 2009 and in production for a year now, the EML congruence checker is paying off. It’s something we can point to proudly as a Network: a tool that make data curation more efficient and helps ensure higher quality at all sites.
Editor's note: Kali Abel runs a small data management company based in Alaksa named Turnagain Consulting. As a fellow data afficianado we have invited Kali to submit content to this issue of Databits, both as an introduction as well as to provide the perspective of outside commentary.
That, in a nutshell, is quite possibly how I become a data manager.
This essay will illustrate one way in which these two structures - EML datasets and our SKOS vocabulary - can be used together right now to further improve a user’s experience when looking for LTER data. The examples here could be implemented in our current catalog; they do not require PASTA. Definitions for terms can be found at the end of this essay.