Geoscience metadata : no pain, no gain

Giles, Jeremy R.A.. 2011 Geoscience metadata : no pain, no gain. In: Sinka, A.K., (ed.) Societal challenges and geoinformatics. Geological Society of America, 29-33. (Geological Society of America Special Papers, 482).

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Metadata are an essential tool for use in the management of geoscientific information. Well-managed metadata provide a number of key information management functions, including facilitating data discovery and providing a robust framework for information asset management. The realization of these and other benefits is predicated on the existence of well-maintained metadata. Sadly, metadata are commonly absent, incomplete, inaccurate, inarticulate, or obsolete. Some of the benefits and opportunities that arise from well-managed metadata collections are discussed here. The rapid development of spatial data infrastructures means that maintenance of metadata for geoscience information is becoming increasingly important.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
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Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Information and Knowledge Exchange (Information Management)
ISBN: 9780813724829
Date made live: 28 Oct 2011 14:06 +0 (UTC)

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