Consortial Geospatial Data Collection: Toward Standards and Processes for Shared GeoBlacklight Metadata

Andrew Battista, Karen Majewicz, Stephen Balogh, Darren Hardy

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Abstract

Consortial geospatial data communities, such as the OpenGeoPortal federation and the GeoBlacklight initiative, facilitate contextualized discovery and promote metadata sharing to disperse hosting and preservation responsibilities across institutions. However, the challenges of communal metadata are manifold; they include proliferating standards, varying levels of completeness, mutable technology infrastructures, and uneven availability of human labor. Drawing from literature on metadata quality control, we outline a procedure for “scoring” GeoBlacklight records to establish a Domain Specific Language for metadata best practices. We propose strategies for authorship and management conducive to functionally interoperable geospatial metadata, that is versioned and enhanceable by the collective.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-200
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Library Metadata
Volume17
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 13 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, © The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis © 2017, © Andrew Battista, Karen Majewicz, Stephen Balogh, and Darren Hardy.

Keywords

  • metadata
  • Geospatial
  • GeoBlacklight
  • interoperability
  • metadata quality
  • geoportals
  • quality control
  • discovery
  • best practices
  • geospatial metadata

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