[Esip-preserve] DOI landing pages

Mark A. Parsons parsonsm at nsidc.org
Tue Aug 21 18:05:17 EDT 2012

Cool. AMSR is definitely one of our best documented and managed product suites. All data sets are not so grand.


On 21 Aug 2012, at 4:03 PM, Conover, Helen wrote:

> Mark,
> We will be sending you series-level provenance as ISO Lineage for the AMSR-E datasets as part of our next reprocessing.  We've been working with Amanda and Siri Jodha on this.
> - Helen
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> On Aug 21, 2012, at 3:40 PM, Mark A. Parsons wrote:
>> Curt,
>> I don't know if this is relevant, but here is how NSIDC currently handles this.
>> Every data set has a landing page (though only a few have DOIs so far). Here is an example: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0176.html
>> From that landing page you can click on "view metadata record" which leads you to a variety of different metadata formats including ISO in html and XML. Here is the ISO XML link for the data set above: http://nsidc.org/cgi-bin/get_metadata.pl?id=NSIDC-0176&format=ISO&style=XML
>> We don't have good provenance info in the ISO, unfortunately.
>> Our DOIs point to the human readable landing page. It would be nice if the identifier knew what was asking, so it could point machines to the XML. I think that is part of the intent with "inflections" in ARKs.
>> Cheers,
>> -m.  
>> On 21 Aug 2012, at 6:11 AM, Curt Tilmes wrote:
>>> On 08/20/2012 04:15 PM, Conover, Helen wrote:
>>>> The topic of DOI landing pages has come up in a couple of telecons
>>>> lately, and I know you're looking for some examples.  For our DOIs,
>>>> GHRC is using a basic dataset information page generated from our
>>>> collection level metadata.  It includes a brief description and
>>>> links to data, browse and documentation.
>>>> We have these pages for all of our datasets, though we've only got a
>>>> few with DOIs, so far.  Here's an example:
>>>> http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/hydro/details.pl?ds=rssmif17d
>>> This is great.
>>> Have you guys looked into ISO 19115-* for representing some of this
>>> information in a machine readable standard format?
>>> In particular, I know you have worked on capturing provenance for
>>> granule level processing -- have you summarized any of that at the
>>> collection level with the ISO lineage fields yet?  Also, have you seen
>>> the new W3C PROV specifications?  We'd like to develop an Earth
>>> Science extension for PROV aligned with ISO in a rational manner, both
>>> at the granule level and at the collection level.
>>> Curt
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