Events, News

EDI announces workshop on “Publishing data packages in the EDI repository”

EDI is hosting a workshop at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM on 4-6 June 2019 on how to create metadata compliant to the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) standard, prepare quality controlled data packages and how to publish the data in the EDI data repository. The goal of this workshop is to enhance research projects’ efficiency in archiving their data packages in accordance with the standards developed by the ecological research community. For more information see here.

Important dates:

  • Workshop: June 4 – 6, 2019, UNM, Albuquerque, NM
  • Travel days: June 3 and June 7, 2019
  • Application deadline: April 26, 2019
  • Participation acceptance information: May 3, 2019
Events, News

EDI hackathon announcement

The Environmental Data Initiative invites you to participate in the continuing development of the Information Management Code Registry with a hackathon at UNM in Albuquerque, NM on June 10 – June 14, 2019 (Monday, June 10 and Friday, June 14 are travel days). All coders and wannabe coders who have at least some experience with R or Python and an interest in writing new code or contributing existing code to the Registry are invited to contact us. EDI will cover all travel, meal and lodging expenses. The theme of this hackathon is “Data Visualization for Assessing Data Fitness for Use.” For more information, please see here.

News, Technical

EML Congruence Checker (ECC) adds new checks for file size

A pair of new EML Congruence Checks will ensure the intended data file(s) are supplied by comparing precise file size in bytes to that specified in the metadata. Already the checker compares checksums (as documented in the optional EML authentication element) to ensure the correct file was received. But for some sites that check was not useful because authentication checksums were not practical to obtain as part of the data package metadata generation process. The new file size checks are offered as a more convenient option. Continue reading “EML Congruence Checker (ECC) adds new checks for file size”