A Tour of the EarthChem Library

1. Welcome to the EarthChem Library. The ECL is a data repository that archives and publishes data from geoscience research. In this tutorial you will get a tour of the ECL.




2. Homepage: The homepage for the EarthChem library is www.earthchem.org/library. The homepage explains the goals and services provided by the ECL.

3. Navigation Menu: On each page in the EC:, you can navigate the site using the Library Menu on the left-hand side. 
4. Browse View: The browse view shows dataset title, description, authors, release date, and the link to the datasets. You can sort the browse view by title or release date by clicking on the column header. 
5. Dataset Profile Page: By clicking View Details next to a dataset listing, you reach the dataset profile page. Here you can view the metadata that is based on the DataCite kernel. Besides basic information about the dataset, you can follow a link to related publications.
6. Download a dataset: At the bottom of the dataset profile page, there is a button to download the dataset. The dataset is available for download only after the Release Date set by the author.
7. Search Page: On the search page, you can search by keyword (under "term or phrase"), or by name.
8. Data submission templates: If you would like to submit a dataset to the EarthChem Library, we encourage you to use the EarthChem Data Submission Templates. There are templates for Bulk Elemental, Bulk Isotope, in situ Mineral or Glass, in situ Inclusions, and Vent Fluid data. 
9. Submitting a dataset to the EarthChem Library: When you are ready to submit your dataset, click on the Menu choice "Submit."



10. Enter NSF Award Number: When submitting a dataset, you have the option to enter a 7-digit NSF award number to link to your data. This helps with data management reporting and the new Data Management Plan requirement from NSF.

11. GeoPass: Log on with a GeoPass account. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to sign up for one. The GeoPass system is a single-sign on for several IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications) systems.
12. Data submission data entry page: Once signed in, you are asked for the following information on the data entry page: dataset title, language, data type, creator(s), description, keywords, related publications, primary publication DOI, release date, spatial coverage, geographic keywords, and the actual dataset file.