Geoscience Australia's metadata catalogue

Geoscience Australia (GA) is a government organisation in charge of geophysical and spatial data. It maintains a large catalogue of public, scientific, datasets online at [http://ecat.ga.gov.au/geonetwork/](http://ecat.ga.gov.au/geonetwork/). The catalogue is implemented using the [GeoNetwork](https://geonetwork-opensource.org/) tool which is an online, document database system. Records are all stored according to the [ISO's 19115-1:2014 metadata standard](https://www.iso.org/standard/53798.html). In addition to utilising that standard, GA has extended it with it's [own profile](http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/def/schema/ga/ISO19115-1-2014) which, among other things, implements code list extensions. The code list relevant to this implementation is the *DS_AssociationTypeCode* codelist which defines how a catalogued resource is related to another catalogued resource or an esternal resource indicated by a hyperlink. The GA extensions include types taken directly from PROV, such as *wasDerivedFrom*, *hadDerivation*, *wasGeneratedBy*, *generated*, *wasInformedBy* and *informed*. This allows resources associated with other resources with the type indicated by these codes to be interpreted as PROV, for example:

Dataset 82033 was derived from Dataset 70908.

In the catalogue's ISO19115-1:2014, Geoscience Australia profile, XML record for Dataset 82033, using the code list extension for *wasDerivedFrom*, this is:

<pre>
<code>
&lt;mri:associatedResource&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;mri:MD_AssociatedResource&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;mri:name&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:CI_Citation&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:title&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;gco:CharacterString&gt;International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship&lt;/gco:CharacterString&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:title&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:identifier&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;mcc:MD_Identifier&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;mcc:code&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;gco:CharacterString&gt;70908&lt;/gco:CharacterString&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/mcc:code&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;mcc:description&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;gco:CharacterString&gt;eCat Identifier&lt;/gco:CharacterString&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/mcc:description&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/mcc:MD_Identifier&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:identifier&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:onlineResource&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:CI_OnlineResource&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:linkage&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;gco:CharacterString&gt; http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/70908&lt;/gco:CharacterString&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:linkage&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:protocol&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;gco:CharacterString&gt;WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link&lt;/gco:CharacterString&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:protocol&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:description&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;gco:CharacterString&gt;Link to eCat metadata record landing page&lt;/gco:CharacterString&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:description&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:function&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;cit:CI_OnLineFunctionCode codeList="codeListLocation#CI_OnLineFunctionCode" codeListValue="completeMetadata" /&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:function&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:CI_OnlineResource&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:onlineResource&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/cit:CI_Citation&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/mri:name&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;mri:associationType&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;mri:DS_AssociationTypeCode codeList="codeListLocation#DS_AssociationTypeCode" codeListValue="<strong>wasDerivedFrom</strong>" /&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/mri:associationType&gt;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&lt;/mri:MD_AssociatedResource&gt;
&lt;/mri:associatedResource&gt; </code>
</pre>

Using the persistent URIs for the datasets 82033 &amp; 70908 which are <http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/82033> &amp; <http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/70908> respectively, this can be interpreted as the [RDF](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Description_Framework) triple, using the [PROV ontology](https://www.w3.org/TR/prov-o/) as:

<code><pre>&lt;http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/82033&gt; prov:wasDerivedFrom &lt;http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/70908&gt; .</pre></code>

Links to the online implementation of this for Dataset 82033 and another dataset, 113621, are given below.