Documentation and Metadata Workshop

Workshop Slides from the October 1, 2014 class.

Metadata Editing Tools (Structured XML)

Colectica for Excel
It’s an excel (Windows only) add-on that creates DDI metadata

Nesstar Publisher
(Creates DDI metadata – good for Social Science, possibly for other disciplines that use Excel and SPSS)

Morpho (does a lot more than create metadata)
For biology & ecology creates EML metadata (Ecological Metadata)

Archived version of Metavist (Zip file)
For FGDC metadata creation (maps and data that’s GIS-based), Windows Only

Data Documentation (Unstructured)

Data Dictionary (Example)
Data Dictionary Template

ReadMe File 

Dryad Example (lab notebook)

USGS Metadata in Plain Language