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PICES Technical Report No.1, 2007  
Metadata Federation of PICES Member Countries
ISBN 1-897176-06-6
ISSN 0000-000X
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Cover  (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
Table of Contents
Executive Summary (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
1. Introduction (pdf, 0.2 Mb)
  1.1 Data sharing, international boundaries and large marine ecosystems
2. Objectives (pdf, 0.3 Mb)
3. Background (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
  3.1 North Pacific Ecosystem Metadatabase
  3.2 First federation effort: NPEM and the Korea Oceanographic Data Center
  3.2 Continuing effort: Adding Japan’s Marine Information Research Center
4. Metadata Standards (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
  4.1 Directory Interchange Format
  4.2 Ecological Metadata Language
  4.3 Dublin Core
4.3.1. Elements of DC
  4.4 Federal Geographic Data Committee
  4.5 The ISO 19115 Metadata Standard
  4.6 Metadata stylesheets
  4.7 Crosswalks
  4.8 Tools for creating metadata
5. Communication Protocols (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
  5.1 Z39.50
    5.1.1. What does Z39.50 do?
    5.1.2. Isite
6. Clearinghouses (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
7. Methodology (pdf, 0.2 Mb)
  7.1 FGDC metadata
    7.1.1. Main sections
    7.1.2. Supporting sections
    7.1.3. Metadata validation
  7.2 Getting a copy of Isite
  7.3 NSDI Clearinghouse
8. Server Configuration and Technical Issues (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
  8.1 Hardware recommendations
  8.2 Operating system – Red Hat Linux Fedora
  8.3 Web services – Apache HTTP Server version 2.2.3
  8.4 Create and validate FGDC-compliant Metadata in XML format
  8.5 Obtaining, installing and configuring Isite for UNIX/Linux
    8.5.1. Download the appropriate Isite software
    8.5.2. Untar the file
    8.5.3. Name your database
    8.5.4. The zserver.ini file
    8.5.5. The sapi.ini file
    8.5.6. Indexing metadata
    8.5.7. Start the Clearinghouse Server process
    8.5.8. Testing the zserver installation
  8.6 Registering with NSDI Clearinghouse
  8.7 Security issues
9. Search Tutorial and Examples (pdf, 1 Mb)
  9.1 Legacy NSDI Clearinghouse search interface
  9.2 New GeoNetwork search interface
10. Challenges (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
11. Emerging Standards (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
12. Future Activity (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
13. Acknowledgments (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
14. References (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
15. Acronyms (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
16. Appendices
  16.1. KODC-NPEM meeting agendas and minutes (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
    16.1.1. Seattle meeting agenda, August 22–23, 2005
    16.1.2. Seattle meeting minutes, August 22–23, 2005
    16.1.3. Busan meeting agenda, October 10–11, 2005
    16.1.4. Busan meeting minutes, October 10–11, 2005
  16.2. MIRC-NPEM meeting agendas and minutes (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
    16.2.1. Seattle Meeting agenda, August 14-15, 2006
    16.2.2. Seattle meeting minutes, August 14–15, 2006
    16.2.3. Tokyo meeting agenda, October 19–20, 2006
    16.2.4. Tokyo, meeting minutes, October 19–20, 2006
  16.3. XML stylesheet conversion crosswalks (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
    16.3.1. FGDCI to DIF stylesheet converter
    16.3.2. DIF to FGDCI stylesheet converter
    16.3.3. String-modified stylesheet
  16.4. FGDC Metadata Standard (pdf, 0.1 Mb)
    16.4.1. Overall structure
    16.4.2. Section 1: Identification information
    16.4.3. Section 2: Data quality information
    16.4.4. Section 3: Spatial data organization information
    16.4.5. Section 4: Spatial reference information
    16.4.6. Section 5: Entity and attribute information
    16.4.7. Section 6: Distribution information
    16.4.8. Section 7: Metadata reference information
    16.4.9. Sections 8, 9 and 10: Citation information, time period information, and contact information
  16.5. Images of the Isite server directory structure and the files contained in each subdirectory after Isite installation (pdf, 0.2 Mb)
  16.6 Listing of NPEM’s Isite configuration files (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
    16.6.1. zserver.ini
    16.6.2. sapi.ini
  16.7 Java program to extract records from the NPEM metadatabase and write one
XML file for each record (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
  16.8 Java program to execute the metadata extraction program (pdf, < 0.1 Mb)
  A1 Addendum 1: Instructions for Isite for Windows (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
  A2 Addendum 2: Instructions for Isite for Windows ADHOST (pdf, 0.3 Mb)

 

 
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