[Esip-preserve] File formats and mime types

Matthew Mayernik mayernik at ucar.edu
Wed Aug 3 16:23:14 EDT 2022

Hi all,
At NCAR we are wanting to be more consistent in how we record data file
formats in metadata. The goal is to potentially enable people to
search/filter data sets based on their file formats.

We have a couple of questions about this:

1. Are there standard vocabularies for file formats that you use?
2. Should we be using mime types for this purpose?
3. How do you deal with compressed file formats, such as zip or tar, where
the actual file types of the data require more work to determine?

Thanks for any insight!


Matthew Mayernik, Ph.D.
Project Scientist & Research Data Services Specialist
NCAR Library
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Boulder, CO, USA
mayernik at ucar.edu
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