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Formal metadata: information and software


Metadata in plain language

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

  1. Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
    Identification_Information:
      Access_Constraints:  Legal statement
      Use_Constraints:  Legal statement
    
  2. Who distributes the data?
    Distribution_Information:
      Distributor:
        See Providing contact information
    
  3. By what name does the distributor know this data set?
      Resource_Description:  text
    
    This might be a report number, a part number, a catalog number, or some similar identifier. If you called the distributor and said "I want to order ________", what goes in the blank?
  4. As a distributor, what legal disclaimers do you want users to read?
      Distribution_Liability:  Legal statement
    
  5. How can people download or order the data? Optional information about the distribution
  6. What hardware or software do people need in order to use the data set?
      Technical_Prerequisites:  Advisory text
    
  7. Will these data be available for only a limited time?
      Available_Time_Period:
        See How to describe time periods
    


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