Geology Thematic Group


This groupˇ¦s main work is to share their experience in Digitizingand managing the specimen, to promote the development and integration as well as practical tests of related Digitization technology, and to draw up related norms and standards, in order that the project may be carried out smoothly.

Its main tasks are as follows:
1. to integrate the metadata and demands related to content analysis;
2. to propose and to recommend the requirement of information technology;
3. to draw up related standards and regulations;
4. to investigate and discuss related issues on digital archives.

<source: Content Development of National Digital Archives Program web site>


Applied Metadata Standard

Metadata Elements List

Progress and Result


Working documents contain the records when MAAT works on analyzing metadata with the staffs of the thematic group. They include worksheets, controlled vocabulary lists, analysis reports, system requirement specifications, guidelines, meeting reports, and mics. 

International Related Projects:

UCMP(University of California, Museum of paleontology)
The Paleobiology Database
Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies
Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America
North Dakota geological survey