Organization


Definition

The <Organization> is the data center, organization, or institution responsible for creating, processing, distributing and/or archiving the data.

 
Syntax
<Organization>   
<Organization_Type>One of ARCHIVER, DISTRIBUTOR, ORIGINATOR, or PROCESSOR</Organization_Type>    
<Organization_Name>      
   <Short_Name>Data Center short name from the controlled list, up to 160 characters</Short_Name>      
   <Long_Name>Data Center long name from controlled list, up to 240 characters </Long_Name>   
</Organization_Name>   
<Hours_Of_Service>Text</Hours_Of_Service>   
<Instructions>Text</Instructions>   
<Organization_URL>URL up to 600 characters</Data_Center_URL>   
<Data_Set_ID>Text up to 80 characters</Data_Set_ID>   
<Personnel>   
<Role>DATA CENTER CONTACT</Role>   
...Choice of <Contact_Person> or <Contact_Group>   
</Personnel>  
</Organization>

      
  • Characters may be selected from the UTF-8 character set.
 
Usage
  • The <Organization> field is required and can be repeated.
  • <Organization_Type> is a required subfield that describes the Type of the Organization. It must be either ARCHIVER, DISTRIBUTOR, ORIGINATOR, or PROCESSOR.
  • <Organization_Name> may only be used once per <Organization>. It consists of the data center <Short_Name> and <Long_Name>. If the <Short_Name> does not appear in the list of controlled data center keywords, a new data center <Short_Name> may be submitted.
  • <Hours_Of_Service> is an optional subfield that denotes the hours of service for the organization.
  • <Instructions> is an optional subfield and is the URL of the organization.
  • <Organization_URL> is an optional subfield and is the URL of the organization.
  • <Data_Set_ID> is an optional subfield and may be repeated within the <Organization> field as often as necessary. The field denotes the id of the data set.
  • <Personnel> is a required subfield and may be repeated within the <Organization> field as often as necessary. See the <Personnel> entry for usage.
    • <Role> is required and is not repeatable. The only allowable <Role> within <Organization> is "Data Center Contact".
    • <Email>, <Phone> are optional and repeatable. See the <Personnel> entry for usage.
    • <Address> may be repeated as often as necessary. See the <Personnel> entry for usage.
Example
<Organization>    
   <Organization_Type>ARCHIVER</Organization_Type>    
   <Organization_Name>      
     <Short_Name>NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC</Short_Name>      
     <Long_Name>Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA</Long_Name>    
   </Organization_Name>
<HoursOfService>9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Friday</HoursOfService>        
  <Organization_URL>http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/</Organization_URL>    
  <Dataset_ID>TES/Aura L2 Summary Profiles Special Observation V006</Dataset_ID>    
  <Personnel>      
    <Role>DATA CENTER CONTACT</Role>      
    <Contact_Person>        
       <First_Name>ASDC</First_Name>        
       <Last_Name>USER SERVICES</Last_Name>        
       <Address>          
          <Street_Address>NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center</Street_Address>         
          <Street_Address>User and Data Services</Street_Address>          
          <Street_Address>NASA Langley Research Center</Street_Address>           
          <Street_Address>Mail Stop 157D</Street_Address>          
          <City>Hampton</City>          
          <State_Province>VA</State_Province>          
          <Postal_Code>23681-2199</Postal_Code>          
          <Country>USA</Country>        
       </Address>        
       <Phone>          
          <Number>757-864-8656</Number>          
          <Type>Telephone</Type>        
       </Phone>        
       <Email>support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov</Email>      
     </Contact_Person>    
  </Personnel>  
</Organization>

 

 

This document should be cited as:
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2018.
Global Change Master Directory.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
[https://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/add/difguide/].