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Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries - Metadata Program

Metadata Training


  • One Day Computer Laboratory Workshops
    This workshop provides the opportunity to create original metadata through computer-based exercises using your own data set and prepare files for the Clearinghouse. This course covers each element of the standard and provides data discovery exercises on the clearinghouse. Audience: Metadata creators. Format: Powerpoint presentations and desktop/laptop computers.
  • Half Day Workshops
    This workshop gives a brief overview of the FGDC standard and the Clearinghouse. Due to time constrains, computer-based exercises are not included. Audience: General audience. A detailed workshop is recommended for metadata creators. Format: Powerpoint presentations augmented by exercises.
  • Conference Demonstrations
    Exhibit booths are utilized as venues to attract and engage conference participants in metadata isses.

Tools for Metadata Training Workshops

  • Tool: Metavist
    This link leads to a directory. Look for "Metavist.exe" to download the metadata software.