The purpose of this group is to develop a community of practice for people who review metadata, so that the standards across the USGS are consistent. This group will enable new people to this role to learn from people who are experienced metadata reviewers. The point of contact for questions is Fran Lightsom, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular meetings are held the first Monday of each month, 2pm - 3pm Eastern Time. 703-648-4848 (or 1-855-547-8255) code 64914.
See Meetings page for video technology.
On our Member Introductions page, please add a paragraph about your work with metadata reviews, to assist other community members in finding colleagues who are also dealing with particular issues.
Please feel free to use the Metadata Reviewers Forum to ask questions or to initiate new discussions with this group.
Notes from our meetings are at the page Meetings of the Metadata Reviewers Community
Please contribute your center's training materials by linking them to the page Metadata Reviewers Training Collection
This Community of Practice has started to collect resources for performing metadata and data reviews:
Presented by Peter Schweitzer and VeeAnn Cross, August 11, 2016. Includes Webex recording, links to online resources, Q&A page.
This template was provided by Kathryn Crepeau and Ryan Mesmer from the California Water Science Center on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
This metadata review checklist was updated in February 2017
This template was provided by Arnell Forde and Joe W. Carroll, III from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016.
The document linked above includes items that Arnell Forde looks for when conducting metadata reviews (provided Wednesday, August 17th, 2016). Please note that the document is not a template. It is just a list of items to consider during a review.
This is an example of a document that Heather sends out to people who are doing a Data Release data review. At St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, they construct a development web page to check the data and help with the review. When the review is done, the DOI will be adjusted to point to the real webpage. (Description and document provided by Joe W. Carroll III on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016).
This template for data and metadata review was provided by VeeAnn Cross on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Coordinator: Fran Lightsom