Metadata Augmentation


Data files are created with embedded metadata that supports the needs and conventions native to the scientist/project that created them. These files can be difficult to discover, use, or understand by others that are not familiar with the native conventions or have native conventions of their own. Several approaches have been developed and used to change the metadata in a file to make it compliant with conventions not originally supported or to add conventional metadata. This process is termed metadata augmentation and it can be invasive or non-invasive. It has been used in the THREDDS community to help make data compliant with CF or ACDD. Other approaches have been used to make HDF files compliant with netCDF4 and/or CF. This session will provide an opportunity for practitioners to share lessons learned and paths forward.

Habermann, T.; Metadata Augmentation;ESIP Commons , November 2013