The KBS LTER Data Catalog System
This is the rails program that powers the data catalog system used by the Kellogg Biological Station Long Term Ecological Research Program. http://lter.kbs.msu.edu/datatables
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The system is modeled loosely on the EML schema dataset, datatable, person and protocol modules. The main parts of the system are:
Datasets are the container of multiple datatables. This component groups datatables together, the datatables in the dataset are listed under "Related Tables" on the show page for the datatable. A dataset can be converted to an eml document by sending the
/datasets.xmlendpoint generates a metacat style harvest list of the public datasets that are marked "pasta ready" in dataset table.
Datatables present one table of data to the user. They can be backed by a database table or view or a data url that points elsewhere. Datatables describe the location of the data and how to retrieve it as well as a connection point for the list of variates associated with the table.
A protocol is linked to datatables,they can also be linked to datasets but that usage is deprecated. For datasets the protocols of the datatables are collected and presented as a group.
The Person model represents a person. It is associated through the association table with datasets, datatables, and protocols. Persons can have several roles.
The Citation model represents a publication such as a journal article.
git clone https://github.com/kf8a/metadata.git cd metadata bundle
Copy the config/database.yml.example to config/database.yml and fill in the local values for the database to be used
rake db:migrate rails s
Then go to `http://localhost:3000/datatables