Using XML-encoded Metadata as a Basis for Advanced Information Systems for Ecological Research

@inproceedings{McCartney2010UsingXM,
  title={Using XML-encoded Metadata as a Basis for Advanced Information Systems for Ecological Research},
  author={Peter McCartney},
  year={2010}
}
Metadata provide information on the structure and meaning of data. It is one of the most basic components for building a scalable, networked infrastructure for accessing ecological data. Several partnering groups from ecology have collaborated to define a standardized format for metadata that is machine-parseable and extensible. This has enabled new projects focusing on the development of tools for managing metadata archives and for accessing and processing the datasets they describe… CONTINUE READING

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