Metadata Fields


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Field Name Field Definition Required? Usage Recommendations
Title A name given to the asset. Yes Be descriptive such as including geographical, temporal, and spatial information.
This field value is used in the suggested citation provided by the DASH Repository.
Description A paragraph or two that provides the summary (i.e. who, what, where, when, why, and how) of the asset Yes Consider placing in description specific words and phrases that the users will be searching for.
Contact information for the asset should be provided using the "Resource Support Contact" field.
Short Name This information is used in the DASH Repository URL of the asset. Yes
Version The version identifier of the the asset. Yes Semantic version is recommended. See semver.org for more information.
Author The person(s), group(s), or institution(s) receiving credit for the asset. Yes A person's name should be provided using the following format: Full Last Name, Full First Name, Middle Initial
This field value is used in the suggested citation provided by the DASH Repository.
Publisher The person(s), group(s), or institution(s) receiving credit for the asset. Yes All DASH Repository assets are published by the DASH Repository.
This field value is used in the suggested citation provided by the DASH Repository.
Metadata Support Contact DASH Repository Curator
UCAR/NCAR - DASH Repository
datahelp@ucar.edu
Yes The DASH Repository Curator will provide metadata support for all DASH Repository assets.
Resource Support Contact The person(s), group(s), or institution(s) providing support for the content of the asset. Yes At the minimum, a contact email address is required.
Legal Constraints Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Yes All DASH Repository assets use this license per Terms of Use for UCAR/NCAR Data.
Access Constraints Terms and conditions that the users need to meet to gain access to the asset. Yes
Language eng; USA Yes This is the initial value used for the DASH Repository.
Science Keyword(s) Subject words that are commonly used to describe the asset. No Currently, the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) terms are used.
Temporal Range (Begin Date, End Date) The date/time period covered by the asset. No The date/time information needs to be described using the ISO 8601 format, e.g. YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS (where "T" is a connecting character).
Latitude Range (Northernmost, Southernmost) The Northernmost and Southernmost geographic positions covered by the asset. No The range of latitude is [-90, +90] degrees.
Longitude Range (Westernmost, Easternmost) The Westernmost and Easternmost geographic positions covered by the asset. No The range of longitude is [-180, +180] degrees.
Spatial Resolution Density of the asset's spatial data within the coverage area. No
Related Links A resource that is associated with the asset and is citable via an URL or a persistent identifier. No