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Element Description

The Directory Name element is an element that was used historically by the GCMD internally to identify association, responsibility and/or ownership of a dataset, service or supplemental information. Note that the use of this element is discouraged as it will be deprecated sometime in the future. 

Best Practices

Directory Name controlled vocabulary: https://gcmd.earthdata.nasa.gov/kms/concepts/concept_scheme/idnnode?format=csv

Examples:

DirectoryName: "AMD/AU"

DirectoryName: "SOOS"



Element Specification

ModelElementTypeConstraintsRequired?Cardinality
UMM-C

DirectoryName

StringKMS controlledNo0..*


Metadata Validation and QA/QC

All metadata entering the CMR goes through the below process to ensure metadata quality requirements are met. All records undergo CMR validation before entering the system. The process of QA/QC is slightly different for NASA and non-NASA data providers. Non-NASA providers include interagency and international data providers and are referred to as the International Directory Network (IDN).

Please see the expandable sections below for flowchart details.


  • Manual Review
    • Identify errors, discrepancies or omissions.
    • Proof all content for conciseness and readability.
  • Automated Review
    • Check that the field has been populated.
    • Check that the field length is not greater than 1,030 characters.
    • Check that the field value does not match the Entry ID.

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ARC Priority Matrix

Priority CategorizationJustification
Red = High Priority Finding

Not applicable

Yellow = Medium Priority Finding

This element is categorized as medium priority when:

  • Evidence suggests that the Directory Name is incorrect for the dataset.

Blue = Low Priority Finding

Not applicable

Green = No Findings/Issues

The element is provided and follows all applicable criteria specified in the best practices section above.

ARC Automated Checks

ARC uses the pyQuARC library for automated metadata checks. Please see the pyQuARC GitHub for more information.  


Dialect Mappings

DIF 9 (Note: DIF-9 is being phased out and will no longer be supported after 2018)

DIF 10

Providing Directory Name is optional (Cardinality: 0..*).

UMMC-ElementDIF 10 PathTypeConstraintsRequired in DIF 10?Cardinality
DirectoryNameIDN_NodeStringKMS ControlledNo0..*

Enumeration Mapping

N/A

Example Mapping

DIF 10

<IDN_Node>
<Short_Name>USA/NSF</Short_Name>
</IDN_Node>
 

UMM

"DirectoryName" : "USA/NSF",

ECHO 10

Directory Name does not map to ECHO 10.

UMM-C ElementECHO 10 PathTypeConstraintsRequired in ECHO10?CardinalityNotes
DirectoryNameN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

This field only occurs in the DIF. When a DIF record is retrieved in the ECHO10 or ISO 19115 formats, this element will not be translated.


Enumeration Mapping

N/A


ISO 19115-2 MENDS

Directory Name does not map to ISO 19115-2.

UMM-C Element

ISO 19115-2 MENDS Path

TypeNotes
DirectoryName

N/A

N/A

This field only occurs in the DIF. When a DIF record is retrieved in the ECHO10 or ISO 19115 formats, this element will not be translated.

Enumeration/Code List Mapping

N/A


ISO 19115-2 SMAP

Directory Name does not map to ISO 19115-2 SMAP.

UMM-C Element

ISO 19115-2 SMAP Path

TypeNotes
DirectoryName

N/A

N/A

This field only occurs in the DIF. When a DIF record is retrieved in the ECHO10 or ISO 19115 formats, this element will not be translated.

Enumeration/Code List Mapping

N/A


UMM Migration

N/A



History

UMM Versioning

VersionDateWhat Changed
1.15.512/3/2020The description of this element now includes text about the controlled vocabulary for this field coming from KMS.
1.15.49/18/2020No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.15.3 to 1.15.4

1.15.3

7/1/2020No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.15.2 to 1.15.3
1.15.25/20/2020No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.15.1 to 1.15.2
1.15.13/25/2020No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.15.0 to 1.15.1
1.15.02/26/2020No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.14.0 to 1.15.0
1.14.010/21/2019No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.13.0 to 1.14.0
1.13.004/11/2019No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.12.0 to 1.13.0.
1.12.001/22/2019No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.10.0 to 1.11.0.
1.11.011/28/2018No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.11.0 to 1.12.0.
1.10.005/02/2018No changes were made for Directory Name during the transition from version 1.9.0 to 1.10.0.
1.9.0

ARC Documentation

VersionDateWhat ChangedAuthor
1.008/29/18Recommendations/priority matrix transferred from internal ARC documentation to wiki space



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