The National Digital Catalog
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections, 2009, Scientific Collections: Mission-Critical Infrastructure for Federal Science Agencies.
- This catalog will identify data and samples available in the data archive, the repositories of particular geologic data and collections, and the means of accessing these materials.
- Inventory and catalog data will be easily accessible in a digital format so users can quickly discover what data are available and where they are found.
- There will be consistent standards for preservation, curation, and access to all geological and geophysical holdings.
Holdings of individual repositories represent the geoscience assets of the Nation. These repositories serve as a comprehensive source of geoscience data and materials to serve national needs today and
in the future.
The NGGDP FY 2008 Program Priority is to create and populate the National Digital Catalog of archived materials.
These metadata templates are provided for use by state geological surveys in responding to the Program Announcement from the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP). The templates will help provide documentation about geological and geophysical data contained in collections held by the U.S. Geological Survey, state geological surveys, the Minerals Management Service, and the Bureau of Land Management so the information can be provided at several levels of detail in the National Digital Catalog. The purpose of the catalog is described in the NGGDPP Implementation Plan.
Metadata Templates, Samples and Schema Files...
XML (eXtensible Markup Language) Files: