This space will provide general information about the USGS Online Metadata Editor (OME), including help documentation, announcements of updates and improvements, and a community forum for questions and answers about the tool and the standard it supports.
Latest Updates and Improvements
Last Release Date: 26 October 2016
Improvements, Modifications, and New Features:
- Users can now download a version of their metadata XML in its current state, even if the record is incomplete and therefore not valid. This feature will help support import of a record started in OME into another CSDGM metadata editor or parser (such as mp), as well as sharing of records among multiple human metadata authors. This option should not be used to generate a final metadata record submitted for review (use Validate & Download as XML for this purpose). To use this feature, select "Download Draft XML Without Validating."
- The missing <geoform> tag has been restored to the Taxonomic Authority section on the Taxonomy tab in the Biological Data Profile.
- The speed and efficiency of retrieval of taxonomic classifications from ITIS have been improved.
- Browser advisory cautions have been improved.
- A link to this OME Wiki is now available on the OME login and metadata form pages.
The OME is optimized for Google Chrome, and we recommend that users choose Chrome when accessing this editor. Generally speaking, the OME performs adequately in Firefox and Safari; however, the user interface may look and behave slightly differently in these browsers.
The OME is not completely functional in Internet Explorer, and we therefore strongly urge users to not use Internet Explorer to access this tool. Because Microsoft discontinued further development of IE in 2015, the browser no longer includes up to date code libraries that are necessary for many applications, including OME, to operate correctly. You are at risk of losing your metadata, being unable to correctly save your metadata, and being unable to use key functionality in the OME if you choose to login using Internet Explorer.
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