Development of Standards for Metadata Documentation in Citizen Science Projects

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https://doi.org/10.4108/eetsis.5704

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Citizen science, Metadata, Standards, Interoperability, Data reuse, Collaboration

Abstract

Introduction: Citizen science has generated large volumes of data contributed by citizens in the last decade. However, the lack of standardization in metadata threatens the interoperability and reuse of information.

Objective: The objective was to develop a proposal for standards to document metadata in citizen science projects in order to improve interoperability and data reuse.

Methods: A literature review was conducted that characterized the challenges in metadata documentation. Likewise, it analyzed previous experiences with standards such as Darwin Core and Dublin Core.

Results: The review showed a high heterogeneity in the documentation, making interoperability difficult. The analyzes showed that standards facilitate the flow of information when they cover basic needs.

Conclusions: It was concluded that standardizing metadata is essential to harness the potential of citizen science. The initial proposal, consisting of flexible norms focused on critical aspects, sought to establish bases for a collaborative debate considering the changing needs of this community.

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24-04-2024

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Mantari Mincami LD, Giron HR, Sanabria EMQ, Lago LAP, Vittes JFV y R, Artica JV, Ricapa LFV. Development of Standards for Metadata Documentation in Citizen Science Projects. EAI Endorsed Scal Inf Syst [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 24 [cited 2024 May 18];. Available from: https://publications.eai.eu/index.php/sis/article/view/5704

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