Authors: Maëlle Salmon, Andrew MacDonald, Kara Woo, Carl Boettiger, Jeff Hollister
How do you get the maximum value out of a dataset? Data is most valuable when it can easily be shared, understood, and used by others. This requires some form of metadata that describes the data. While metadata can take many forms, the most useful metadata is that which follows a standardized specification. The Ecological Metadata Language (EML) is an example of such a specification originally developed for ecological datasets. EML describes what information should be included to describe the data, and what format that information should be represented in.
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