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Formal metadata: information and software


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How was the data set created?

How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

  1. How were the data collected, handled, or processed?
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description:  text
    
    I usually make this description fairly long but I don't usually include program code; where the processing was done using some script or program I usually refer to another file that contains the code itself. Other people do things differently so don't be surprised if you see a lot of variability in how people process steps are described.
  2. For this activity did you use data from some other source?
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:  source
    
    The source specified here is the same value that is given for the Source_Citation_Abbreviation for one of the sources.
  3. Did this activity generate an intermediate data product that stands on its own?
      Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:  source
    
    The source specified here is the same value that is given for the Source_Citation_Abbreviation for one of the sources.
  4. When did this step occur?
      Process_Date  YYYY for the year or YYYYMMDD for the day
    
  5. Does it matter when these modifications were made?
      Process_Time  HHMM or HHMMSS
    
    If it doesn't matter, leave this element out.
  6. Did someone other than the formal authors do the processing?
      Process_Contact
        See Providing contact information
    


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