USGS Enterprise Tools for Efficient and Effective Management of Science Data

Fact Sheet 2020-3041
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The Science Data Management Branch (SDM) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides data management expertise and leadership and develops guidance and tools to support the USGS in providing the nation with reliable scientific information on the basis of which to describe the Earth. The SDM suite of tools supports the USGS Data Management Lifecycle by facilitating quality assurance, description, curation, and publishing of the Bureau's scientific data. The SDM suite of tools includes the USGS Data Management Website, USGS Science Data Catalog, Digital Object Identifier Tool, ScienceBase, ScienceBase Data Release Tool, Metadata Wizard, and Online Metadata Editor.

Suggested Citation

Hutchison, V.B., Liford, A.N., McClees-Funinan, Ricardo, Zolly, Lisa, Ignizio, D.A., Langseth, M.L., Serna, B.S., Sellers, E.A., Hsu, Leslie, Norkin, Tamar, McNiff, Marcia, Donovan, G.C., 2020, USGS enterprise tools for efficient and effective management of science data: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3041, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Enterprise Tools to Manage Scientific Data in USGS
  • USGS Data Management Website
  • USGS Science Data Catalog (SDC)
  • USGS Digital Object Identifier Tool
  • ScienceBase
  • ScienceBase Data Release Tool (SBDR)
  • Metadata Wizard 2.0
  • Online Metadata Editor (OME)
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title USGS enterprise tools for efficient and effective management of science data
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3041
DOI 10.3133/fs20203041
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, Fort Collins Science Center, Science Analytics and Synthesis
Description 4 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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