News, Technical

Experimental use of and metadata for Search Engine Optimization

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) has just released an experimental implementation of the and metadata to support search engine discovery and indexing (often called Search Engine Optimization). Sitemaps metadata serves as a table of contents for high-value information found on websites so that search engines may more easily discover relevant web pages to index. For EDI, the sitemaps metadata points to the most recent data package landing pages accessible through the EDI Data Portal and is refreshed hourly. Continue reading “Experimental use of and metadata for Search Engine Optimization”

Events, News

Data Help Desk at the 2018 ESA Meeting

esa_helpdesk_2018_bSix organizations (EDI, ESIP, iDigBio, DataCite, Arctic Data Center, DataONE) collaborated at the 2018 ESA Meeting in New Orleans (August 5-9) to offer a Data Help Desk. We co-located to share a booth quad in the Exhibition/Poster Hall. Three sections of the quad were open, with a couch and high top tables that created an inviting space for people to drop in, take some stickers and literature, and ask questions. The other quad section was curtained off with a large monitor for short presentations. Presentations ranged from “Using R to Manage Wildlife Tracking Data” to “How to Use Github.” Continue reading “Data Help Desk at the 2018 ESA Meeting”

Events, News

EDI Summer Fellowships 2018 completed

EDI successfully completed its first summer fellowship program from June 4 to August 13, 2018. Each of our six fellows made a significant contribution to the preservation and reuse of data and metadata that they published for their host sites. For more information on the 2018 fellowship, a list of host sites, mentors and fellows, testimonials and published data packages, please see here.

We are looking forward to beginning the application process for next year’s summer fellowship program soon by announcing the search of host sites. Please stay tuned!

EDI Fellowship Program