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Element Description

The Short Name element contains an abbreviated name for a dataset. The Short Name and Version Id combination must be unique per provider in the CMR.    


Best Practices

The Short Name is an abbreviated or shortened name used to identify a dataset. The Short Name, in combination with the Version Id, uniquely describe a metadata record in the CMR per data provider. While the Short Name can be used as a unique identifier for a dataset, it should never be the same as the dataset DOI. 

Examples:

"AIRIBQAP"

"gpmrgachiphx"

"FIFE_RAIN_30M_2"


Element Specification

ModelElementTypeConstraintsRequired?CardinalityNotes
UMM-CShortNameString

1 - 85 characters

Yes1The ShortName and Version together have to be unique per data provider.


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 85 characters.
    • Check that the field value does not match the Entry Title.
  • This element is required
  • Must contain at least 1 character and be no longer than 85 characters in length
  • The ShortName together with the Version must be unique per data provider

ARC Priority Matrix

Priority CategorizationJustification

Red = High Priority Finding

This element is categorized as highest priority when:

  • No Short Name is provided.
  • The Short Name is identical to the Entry Title.
  • The Short Name is identical to the DOI.
  • The Short Name is incorrect for the dataset.

Yellow = Medium Priority Finding

Not Applicable

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

UMM-C ElementDIF 10 PathTypeConstraintsRequired in DIF 10?CardinalityNotes
ShortNameEntry_ID/Short_NameString85 maximum charactersYes1

DIF 10 Short_Name is a string. The Short_Name and Version Id must be unique for a provider.

Enumeration Mapping

N/A

Example Mapping

DIF 10

<Entry_ID>
  <Short_Name>AIRX3STD</Short_Name>
  <Version>006</Version>
</Entry_ID>

UMM

"ShortName" : "AIRX3STD",
"Version" : "006",

ECHO 10

UMM-C ElementPathTypeConstraintsRequired in ECHO10?CardinalityNotes
ShortName/Collection/ShortNameString
Yes1


Enumeration Mapping

N/A

Example Mapping

ECHO 10

<ShortName>AIRX3STD</ShortName>
<VersionId>006</VersionId>

UMM

"ShortName" : "AIRX3STD",
"Version" : "006",



ISO 19115-2 MENDS

UMM-C Element

ISO 19115-2 MENDS Path

TypeNotes
ShortName

/gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/gmd:CI_Citation/

gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier [=>

[=> /gmd:code/gco:CharacterString

and

[=> /gmd:codeSpace/gco:CharacterString = gov.nasa.esdis.umm.shortname

and

[=>/gmd:description/gco:CharacterString = Short Name

(CMR read only) If the gmd:code/gco:CharacterString doesn't exist look at gmd:code/gmx:Anchor.

String

Adding gco:CharacterString='Short Name' helps CMR identify the identifier.

Enumeration/Code List Mapping

N/A

Example Mapping

ISO 19115-2 MENDS

<gmi:MI_Metadata>
  ...
  <gmd:identificationInfo>
	<gmd:MD_DataIdentification>
	  <gmd:citation>
	    <gmd:CI_Citation>
        ...
          <gmd:edition>
            <gco:CharacterString>006</gco:CharacterString>
          </gmd:edition>
        ...
          <gmd:identifier>
           <gmd:MD_Identifier>
             <gmd:code>
               <gco:CharacterString>AIRX3STD</gco:CharacterString>
             </gmd:code>
             <gmd:codeSpace>
               <gco:CharacterString>gov.nasa.esdis.umm.shortname</gco:CharacterString>
             </gmd:codeSpace>
             <gmd:description>
               <gco:CharacterString>Short Name</gco:CharacterString>
             </gmd:description>
           </gmd:MD_Identifier>
          </gmd:identifier>
        ...

UMM

"ShortName" : "AIRX3STD",
"Version" : "006",



ISO 19115-2 SMAP

UMM-C ElementISO 19115-2 SMAP PathTypeNotes
ShortName

/gmd:DS_Series/gmd:seriesMetadata/gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/

gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:code/gco:CharacterString
with
/gmd:DS_Series/gmd:seriesMetadata/gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:identificationInfo/gmd:MD_DataIdentification/gmd:citation/

gmd:CI_Citation/gmd:identifier/gmd:MD_Identifier/gmd:description/gco:CharacterString = The ECS Short Name


StringAdding gco:CharacterString='The ECS Short Name' helps CMR identify the identifier.

Enumeration/Code List Mapping

N/A

Example Mapping

ISO 19115-2 SMAP

<gmd:DS_Series>
 <gmd:seriesMetadata>
  <gmi:MI_Metadata>
    ...
	<gmd:identificationInfo>
	  <gmd:MD_DataIdentification>
		<gmd:citation>
		  <gmd:CI_Citation>
          ...
            <gmd:identifier>
              <gmd:MD_Identifier>
                <gmd:code>
                  <gco:CharacterString>AIRX3STD</gco:CharacterString>
                </gmd:code>
                <gmd:codeSpace>
                  <gco:CharacterString>gov.nasa.esdis.umm.shortname</gco:CharacterString>
                </gmd:codeSpace>
                <gmd:description>
                  <gco:CharacterString>The ECS Short Name</gco:CharacterString>
                </gmd:description>
              </gmd:MD_Identifier>
             </gmd:identifier>
          ...
            <gmd:identifier>
              <gmd:MD_Identifier>
                <gmd:code>
                  <gco:CharacterString>006</gco:CharacterString>
                </gmd:code>
                <gmd:description>
                  <gco:CharacterString>The ECS Version ID</gco:CharacterString>
                </gmd:description>
              </gmd:MD_Identifier>
             </gmd:identifier>

        ...
		  <gmd:CI_Citation>
	    </gmd:citation>
        ...
	  </gmd:MD_DataIdentification>
	</gmd:identificationInfo>
    ...
  </gmi:MI_Metadata>
 </gmd:seriesMetadata>
</gmd:DS_Series>

UMM

"ShortName" : "AIRX3STD",
"Version" : "006",



UMM Migration

N/A

History

UMM Versioning

VersionDateWhat Changed
1.15.512/3/2020No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.15.4 to 1.15.5
1.15.49/18/2020No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.15.3 to 1.15.4
1.15.37/1/2020No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.15.2 to 1.15.3
1.15.25/20/2020No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.15.1 to 1.15.2
1.15.13/25/2020No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.15.0 to 1.15.1
1.15.02/26/2020No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.14.0 to 1.15.0
1.14.010/21/2019No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.13.0 to 1.14.0
1.13.004/11/2019No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.12.0 to 1.13.0
1.12.001/22/2019No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.11.0 to 1.12.0.
1.11.011/28/2018No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.10.0 to 1.11.0.
1.10.005/02/2018No changes were made for Short Name during the transition from version 1.9.0 to 1.10.0.

ARC Documentation

VersionDateWhat ChangedAuthor
1.004/06/2018Recommendations/priority matrix transferred from internal ARC documentation to wiki space
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