Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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Metadata Creation and Management Framework

A collection of tools (and support for the use of those tools) is needed in the short- and long-term to improve metadata creation for data sets that are candidates for integration in support of USGS research efforts.

Products to consider adapting for USGS:

  • NCCWSC Project Registration Wizard
  • GIN Metadata Wizard
  • NBII-LTER Metadata Tool

These tools need to be supported and assistance is needed in their use. See Bureau Metadata Technical Support Team

Supporting knowledge bases (KBs)

Managed as a series of linked registries or repositories?

  • Vocabularies
  • Standards
  • Project metadata
  • Registry of Metadata Repositories (RMR) (instantiated as part of catalog service?)
  • Web services
  • Other standards (e.g., protocols)
  • No labels