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Metadata's Role in a Scientific Archive
December 2003 (vol. 36 no. 12)
pp. 27-34
Judi Thomson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dan Adams, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Paula J. Cowley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kevin Walker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Computational and laboratory experiments generate masses of data that must be stored reliably,with minimal effort on each researcher's part, and must be retrievable for decades. The storage environmentmust also work seamlessly across scientific disciplines and capture all of a file system?sfeatures in a semantically-based catalog that provides Boolean, keyword, and tree-based data access.

The authors describe a metadatabased archive for scientific data that provides flexible archive storage for very large data sets. The system uses metadata to organize and manage the data without imposing predefined metadata formats on scientists.

Citation:
Judi Thomson, Dan Adams, Paula J. Cowley, Kevin Walker, "Metadata's Role in a Scientific Archive," Computer, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 27-34, Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MC.2003.1250872
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