Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about:
This tutorial is designed to help scientists think about the best way to structure and document their USGS public data releases. The ultimate goal is to present data in a logical and organized manner that enables users to quickly understand the data. The first part of the tutorial describes the general considerations for structuring and documenting a data release, regardless of the platform being used to distribute the data. The second part of the tutorial describes how these general consideration can be implemented in ScienceBase. The tutorial is designed for USGS researchers, data managers, and collaborators, but some of the content may be useful for non-USGS researchers who need some tips for structuring and documenting their data for public distribution.
Citation - format of the preferred citation for the learning resource:
Langseth, M.L., Norkin, Tamar, Ignizio, D.A., Chang, M.Y., Hutchison, V.B., 2017, Structuring and Documenting a USGS Public Data Release: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RJ4GGJ.