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List of Metadata Use Cases

  • Edinburgh DataShare

    An online digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Edinburgh, using a modified Dublin Core metadata catalogue.

  • English Heritage Listed Buildings System

    A case study of the use of the MIDAS XML Monument schema as a vehicle for storing data exported from a major heritage sector information system, the English Heritage Listed Building System (LBS).

  • ePrints Soton

    The University of Southampton's multi-disciplinary Institutional Research Repository, using a profile of Dublin Core and administrative ePrints metadata.

  • ESA - European Space Agency

    ESA is an international organisation with 20 Member States that coordinates the financial and intellectual resources of it's members to facilitate space related programmes and activities. Image data is released using FITS for many missions.

  • Euro-VO - European Virtual Observatory

    A project to integrate and enable data analysis techniques over the astronomical archives of Europe, as part of the international Virtual Observatory. 

  • Eurostat

    The statistical office of the European Union, which implementats SDMX in a number of projects.

  • FlowRepository

    A database of flow cytometry experiments where you can query and download data collected and annotated according to the MIBBI-registered MIFlowCyt standard.

  • GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility

    Established by a global network of countries and organizations, GBIF is a web portal promoting and facilitating the mobilization, access, discovery and use of biodiversity data. The preferred format for publishing data to the GBIF network is the Darwin Core Archive, and its Integrated Publishing Toolkit uses EML as its data standard.

  • GeoCASe - Geosciences Collection Access Service

    The GeoCASe Network provides access to a transnational network of palaeontological, mineralogical, and geological data; providers are required to use ABCDEFG, an extention of ABCD, in their configuration files.

  • GFZ Information System and Data Center

    A case study describing DIF metadata use in the German Research Center for Geoscience.