ISO 19115

ISO 19115:2003 defines the schema required for describing geographic information and services. It provides information about the identification, the extent, the quality, the spatial and temporal schema, spatial reference, and distribution of digital geographic data. It defines mandatory and conditional metadata sections, metadata entities, and metadata elements and is applicable to the cataloguing of data sets, clearinghouse activities, geographic data sets and more. Countries that are members of ISO are required to provide metadata in a profile of ISO 19115.

Life Sciences Identifier

LSIDs are a type of persistent, globally unique identifier for Life Sciences entities. The specification covers a standardized naming schema, a service assigning unique identifiers complying with such naming schema, and a resolution service that specifies how to retrieve information associated with such identifiers.

Digital Object Identifier

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI), i.e., a "digital identifier of an object" is a globally unique persistent identifier that can be resolved within the DOI system to obtain information about the object including descriptive metadata. The DOI system enables the construction of automated services and transactions.

DNA extension for ABCD

The DNA extension for ABCD, called ABCDDNA, is a product of the DNA Bank Network. ABCDDNA is a theme specific, XML Schema, created to facilitate storage and exchange of data related to DNA collection units, such as DNA extraction specifics, DNA quality parameters and data characterising products of downstream applications, along with the relation to the analysed voucher specimen. ABCDDNA offers only a rudimentary set of DNA-specific data sequences.

CSDGM - Biological Data Profile

The standard broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. The profile changes the conditionality and domains of CSDGM elements, requires the use of a specified taxonomical vocabulary, and adds elements.

Darwin Core

The Darwin Core is body of standards. It includes a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about biological diversity by providing reference definitions, examples, and commentaries.

Ecological Metadata Language

Ecological Metadata Language (EML) is a metadata specification for the ecology discipline based on prior work done by the Ecological Society of America and associated efforts. EML is implemented as a series of XML document types that can be used in a modular and extensible manner to document ecological data. Each EML module is designed to describe one logical part of the total metadata that should be included with any ecological data set.

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