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Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond Apr 2013

Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective: Research vessels coordinated by the United States University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (US-UNOLS) collect data which are considered important oceanographic science research products. The NSF-funded Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) project aims to improve access to these data and diminish barriers to their use. One aspect of the R2R project has been to develop a shipboard scientific event logging system, Eventlogger, which incorporates best practice guidelines, controlled vocabularies, a cruise metadata schema, and a scientific event log. Eventlogger facilitates the eventual ingestion of datasets into oceanographic data repositories for subsequent integration and synthesis by investigators. The careful use of controlled ...