Advertising your data: Using data portals and metadata registries

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This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course. The subject of this module is "Using Data Portals and Metadata Registries." This module was authored by Nancy Hoebelheinrich from Knowledge Motifs LLC. Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

In this module, we will be talking about some common gateways that people often use to find your data: data portals and metadata registries.  We will describe what a data portal is and contrast it to a metadata registry.  We will explain some key information that you will need to know to submit information about your data, and some options for submitting the information to these gateways.  In addition, we will discuss some relevant data portals and metadata registries for science data. This module is available in both presentation slide and video formats.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States - CC BY 3.0 US
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No fee
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Hoebelheinrich, N.J. 2012. “Local Data Management - Advertising Your Data: Using Data Portals and Metadata Registries.” In Data Management for Scientists Short Course, edited by Ruth Duerr and Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners: ESIP Commons. doi:10.7269/P3W37T8B
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data portals
Discovery metadata
Metadata registries
Data sharing
Data management
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Saturday, September 1, 2012
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Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation)
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Contact Person(s): 
Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich
Contact Organization(s): 
Knowledge Motifs LLC
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
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Up to 1 hour
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ESIP Data Management for Scientists Short Course
Framework Node: ESIP Data Management For Scientists Short Course: 
Local Data Management