Make metadata with the EML assembly line

EDI webinar on March 27, 2018

Speaker: Colin Smith (EDI)

A recording of the presentation is available on YouTube.

Presentation slides are available here.

High quality structured metadata is essential to the persistence and reuse of ecological data; however, creating such metadata requires substantial technical expertise and effort. To accelerate the production of metadata in the Ecological Metadata Language (EML), we’ve created the EMLassemblyline R code package. Assembly line operators supply the data and information about the data, then the machinery auto-extracts additional content and translates it all to EML. In this webinar Colin presented an overview of the assembly line, how to operate it, and a brief demonstration of its use on an example dataset. This is the 5th webinar in EDI’s series on the 5 phases of data publishing.