iData Packaging Tool

By Rajesh Kalyanam

Package iData files into a BagIT bag for subsequent import to a different project.

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Version 1.0 - published on 12 Jun 2018

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Abstract

This tool helps package iData files in a way that preserves file metadata across downloads and re-uploads. Any combination of files from several projects can be packaged together and then re-uploaded to a different project folder. The packaging process creates a BagIT bag along with a serialized metadata XML file that contains metadata for all the packaged files. On re-upload, the bag is unzipped into the destination project folder and the metadata is re-applied to these files.

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Supported in part by the NSF award #1261727

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Rajesh Kalyanam (2018), "iData Packaging Tool," https://mygeohub.org/resources/idatapackager.

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