Introduction and Scope
The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords are a hierarchical set of controlled Earth Science vocabularies that help ensure Earth science data and services are described in a consistent and comprehensive manner and allow for the precise searching of collection-level metadata and subsequent retrieval of data and services. Initiated over twenty years ago, GCMD Keywords are periodically analyzed for relevancy and will continue to be refined and expanded in response to user needs.
The scope of this document includes the internal keyword review process for a full keyword review, including the detailed tasks, associated documents, and the time-frame it takes to complete each task. This document does not cover the high-level governance and review process of the keywords. That information can be found in the GCMD Keyword Governance and Community Guide Document.
It takes approximately 19 weeks from start to finish for a full keyword review and implementation. It is recommended that there be a full keyword review and implementation yearly. Smaller, low impact keyword changes are implemented on a more frequent basis (usually weekly depending on provider requests) based on the fast-track keyword process, which is covered in the GCMD Keyword Governance and Community Guide Document.
(1) Determine Keywords To Prioritize For Review
(2) Compile Keyword Metrics
|(3) Analyze Keyword Metrics||Wiki||2 Weeks|
|(4) Compile Preliminary Keyword Recommendations||Jama||2 Weeks|
|(5) Review Preliminary Keyword Recommendations With Selected Stakeholders||Jama||2 Weeks|
|(6) Compile Final Keyword Recommendations||Jama||1 Week|
|(7) Compile Keyword Review Materials||Wiki/Jama||1 Week|
|(8) Keyword Review||Jama||4 Weeks|
|(9) Triage and Disposition Keyword Review Feedback||Jama||2 Weeks|
|(10) Compile Final Version of Keywords||Wiki||1 Week|
(11) Implement Keywords in GCMD Keyword Management System (KMS)
|(12) Compile Keyword Release Package||Wiki||1 Week|
|(13) Publish Keyword Release Announcement (Email and Website)||Wiki/Email||1 Day|
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