Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Metadata Resources

This section contains important resources utilized by CIESIN staff for generating metadata records in several standard formats for exportation to internal and external catalogs (mostly Z39.50). Pertinent questions should be directed to

Table of Contents

I. About Metadata Records

II. Template/Sample Record

III. Metadata Record Content

IV. Keywords

V. Standards and Related Links

Last Revised: July 17, 2001
Information Contact: CIESIN Metadata Staff (

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