Metadata Profile for Geoblacklight

Mandatory Metadata

Metadata for all resources must include these elements

  • Identifier - Unique identifier for layer as a URI. It should be globally unique across all institutions, assumed not to be end-user visible
  • Rights - Copyright and re-use status of digital objects
  • Title - Name of the resource
  • Provenance - The name of the institution that holds the resource or acts as the custodian for the metadata record
  • Schema version - Indicates which version of the GeoBlacklight schema is in use
  • Slug - A string appended to the base URL of a GeoBlacklight installation to create a unique landing page for each resource. It is visible to the user and serves the purpose of forming a persistent URL for each catalog item. This string must be a globally unique value. The value should be alpha-numeric characters separated by dashes.
  • Bounding box - The rectangular extents of the resource. Note that this field is indexed as a Solr spatial (RPT) field.

Mandatory, if applicable

If you have the information, you must include it

Recommended Metadata

Provide this information if it is available and relevant

  • Solr Year - A four digit integer representing a year of temporal coverage or date issued for the resource. This field is used to populate the Year facet and the optional Blacklight Range Limit gem
  • Creator - The person(s) or organization that created the resource
  • Description - At minimum, this is a reiteration of the title in sentence format. Other relevant information, such as data creation methods, data sources, and special licenses, may also be included.
  • Language - Indicates the language of the data or map
  • Publisher - The name of the university or institution that has created the GeoBlacklight metadata record and/or hosts the dataset.
  • Source - This is used to indicate parent/child relationships between data layers and activates the Data Relations widget in GeoBlacklight
  • Subject - These are theme or topic keywords.
  • Type - A general element to indicate the larger genre of the resource
  • Is part of - Holding entity for the layer, such as the title of a collection
  • Date issued - This is the publication date for the resource
  • References - This element is a hash of key/value pairs for different types of external links. It integrates external services and references using the CatInterOp approach
  • Spatial coverage - This field is for place name keywords
  • Temporal coverage - This represents the "Ground Condition" of the resource, meaning the time period data was collected or is intended to represent.
  • Geometry type - This element shows up as Data type in GeoBlacklight, and each value has an associated icon
  • Layer ID - Indicates the layer id for any WMS or WFS web services listed in the dct_references_s field
  • Modified date - Last modification date for the metadata record
  • Suppressed - If set to True, the record will not appear in search results.

Additional Guidelines