- Formal authors of the published work
Originator: Author's name
Originator: Another author's name
Originator: . . .
- Compilers and editors who converted the work to digital form
The CSDGM does not have a standard element to attribute properly the
efforts of those who may have scanned or digitized a map from a
previously-published product. The reason why is that primary authorship
is likely to vary in scope from one organization to another; if enough
changes and corrections were made to the product it may be appropriate
to make the digital map specialists formal authors and include the names
of the original authors in the title of the digital product. But this
is not a decision that applies broadly across scientific and technical
disciplines. Consequently you should consult your organization's
policies, if any, and find an appropriate place to put this information
in the context of those policies.
So for example, it might be appropriate to list a compiler or editor,
indicating in parentheses the role that that person carried out in the
production of the data set:
Originator: Compiler's name (compiler)
Originator: Editor's name (editor)
- Technical specialists who did some of the processing but aren't listed as formal authors
See Providing contact information
- Cooperators, collaborators, funding agencies, and other contributors who deserve mention.