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A Semi-Automated Workflow Solution for Data Set Publication

Environmental Sciences Division, Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6290, USA
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Academic Editors: Constanze Curdt, Christian Willmes, Georg Bareth and Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5(3), 30;
Received: 20 December 2015 / Revised: 18 February 2016 / Accepted: 25 February 2016 / Published: 8 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research Data Management)
To address the need for published data, considerable effort has gone into formalizing the process of data publication. From funding agencies to publishers, data publication has rapidly become a requirement. Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) and data citations have enhanced the integration and availability of data. The challenge facing data publishers now is to deal with the increased number of publishable data products and most importantly the difficulties of publishing diverse data products into an online archive. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC), a NASA-funded data center, faces these challenges as it deals with data products created by individual investigators. This paper summarizes the challenges of curating data and provides a summary of a workflow solution that ORNL DAAC researcher and technical staffs have created to deal with publication of the diverse data products. The workflow solution presented here is generic and can be applied to data from any scientific domain and data located at any data center. View Full-Text
Keywords: data ingest; publication workflow; data deluge; terrestrial ecology; automation; aeospatial data ingest; publication workflow; data deluge; terrestrial ecology; automation; aeospatial
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Vannan, S.; Beaty, T.W.; Cook, R.B.; Wright, D.M.; Devarakonda, R.; Wei, Y.; Hook, L.A.; McMurry, B.F. A Semi-Automated Workflow Solution for Data Set Publication. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 30.

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