Ecological Metadata Language
EML - Ecological Metadata Language
EML - Ecological Metadata Language is a detailed structured XML metadata specification for earth, environmental and ecological sciences. EML consists of a collection of modules based on XML document types.
The modules can be used in a flexible way. Following types of modules are provided:
• Top level resources distinguishing Data set resource, literature resource, software resource, protocol resource. These are compatible with Dublin Core syntax.
• Supporting modules
• Data organization modules
• Entity types
• Utility modules
more about EML
Due to the complexity of EML we choose those EML elements which are provided by the Morpho tool (http://knb.ecoinformatics.org/software/dist/MorphoUserGuide.pdf) offering the minimum amount of documentation necessary for the description of a data package in EML. These are:
• Title and Abstract (Description)
• Owner/Contact (People and Organizations)
• Usage Rights
• Coverage Details (geographical, temporal, taxonomic)