Issue No. 05 - September/October (2001 vol. 5)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/4236.957896
<p>Metacat is a flexible, schema-independent XML-enabled database intended to be used for metadata storage, query, and access as part of a national, distributed network of ecological research sites. Metacat allows users to store, query, and retrieve XML documents with arbitrary schemas in SQL-compliant relational database systems, and provides a portable mechanism for replication across Metacat instances. Keywords: metadata; ecology; bioinformatics; ecoinformatics; XML; distributed databases; catalog</p>
M. Schildhauer, J. Bojilova, C. Berkley and M. B. Jones, "Managing Scientific Metadata," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 59-68, 2001.