Standard metadata are common to all Opendatasoft portal. They are the default metadata of any dataset. They should be configured in the Information > Standard tab of the edition interface of a dataset. Once the dataset is published, the standard metadata will be displayed in the Information tab of the dataset (front office).
The dataset name and technical identifier can be configured while creating the dataset.
The following table includes more information about the available metadata and how to configure them.
|Title||Title of the dataset. Only metadata located above the edition tabs of the interface instead of in the Information tab.||Write a dataset title in the textbox. All special characters are supported. Modifying the title does not change the technical identifier of the dataset.|
|Identifier||Technical identifier of the dataset.||
Changing the technical identifier of a dataset could break third-party applications using it. Embedded visualizations from the dataset also won't work anymore. Note also that the technical identifier cannot be modified while the dataset is published.
|Description||Description of the dataset.||Write a dataset description in the textbox. HTML is accepted. A set of formatting options are available in the grey bar at the top of the textbox: hover the buttons for more information and click on the chosen buttons to use any formatting option.|
|Themes||Theme(s) the dataset belongs to. Dataset themes are one of the catalog filters available in the front office of an Opendatasoft portal.||
To delete a dataset theme, click on the cross at the right of the dataset theme name.
|Keywords||Keyword(s) to define the dataset and better find it through searches. Keywords are one of the catalog filters available in the front office of an Opendatasoft portal.||
To delete a keyword, click on the cross at the right of that keyword.
|Display modification date||Date indicating when the dataset was last modified.||
The date can either be set manually or automatically.
Depending on the dataset, some options can be unavailable. If the dataset is federated, or if there is no data source, the last modification date can only be set manually, or when metadata have changed.
|Language||Language of the data in the dataset.||
|Geographic coverage||Geographic coverage of the data contained in the dataset. This metadata is directly linked to the geographic filter displayed in the front office of the portal : if the geographic coverage metadata is set for a dataset, users will be able to find it through a geographic search of the catalog.||
Click the button of the chosen option amongst the following:
All added locations must be at the same administrative level.
|Timezone||Forces the dataset visualizations to use the defined timezone for the date and datetime fields. It avoids the dataset visualizations to depend on the timezone on which the user's computer is set.||
It is also possible to write in the textbox. Matching results will appear: click on a result to select it.
Licensing & Attribution
|License||License attached to the dataset.||
|Publisher||Name of the person or organization who published the dataset.||Write the name of the publisher in the textbox. A list of already used publisher names appears, matching the letters just written. It is possible to click on one of these names to reuse them.|
|Reference||Link of the source of the dataset.||Enter the URL of the reference of the dataset in the textbox.|
|Attributions||Link of a source of the dataset that should be mentioned for legal reasons (e.g. if the license demands the mention of a specific source or organization).||Enter the URL of the source in the textbox.|
Custom standard metadata can be created and activated on demand. Please contact Opendatasoft to know more about custom standard metadata.