EML Best Practices for LTER Sites

N.B. This section is obsolescent. Info about EML and it's use is now maintained by the Environmental Data Initiative. See
See: "Five phases of data publishing" > "Phase 3"

EML Best Practices, V3
Previous version (1 and 2, 2004 and 2011 respectively) are below.

Earlier versions of the document are available from the network document archive.

EML Handbook, 2003
EML: Practical Application for Scientists by D. Blankman and J. McGann, LNO. This describes EML use at a basic level. Note some important details such as <objectName> and <attributeLabel> are omitted. However, this is a good place to start an introduction to EML. Note that even back in 2003 it was advised that the data url be at the entity level.

2011: EML Best Practices for LTER Sites V 2 (PDF)880.28 KB
2011: example_full_a.xml33.94 KB
2011: example_provenance.xml6.65 KB
2011: example_lter_maps.xml61.52 KB