MagIC Data Model 3.0 - for review
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Thank you for taking the time to help the MagIC Database Team evaluate our new 3.0 data model. The most notable changes are that:
- the model has been simplified from 28 tables and 1265 columns in 2.5 to 9 tables and 656 columns in 3.0.
- it is now more clear where a datum belongs since, for example, all site data are in the "sites" table and not spread across "er_sites", "pmag_sites", "pmag_results", and "rmag_results".
- columns are organized into groups to make the data model more palatable, especially since some groups of columns are not always relevant to a dataset.
- descriptions, notes, examples, and URLs are more organized, although we could still do with suggestions to improve these.
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These are currently our most pressing concerns.
1. Will your datasets, or datasets you are familiar with, fit into this model, or do we need to add columns?
2. With the intent of collecting similar columns together and hiding irrelevant groups, are the column groups too specific or too general to be helpful to guide a user trying to prepare a contribution?
3. Are the column names and descriptions sufficiently clear for each discipline to understand their intention?
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Please direct any requests for help reviewing this data model or questions that cannot be placed in comments to the
MagIC Database Team (MagIC@earthref.org).
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Sincerely,
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MagIC Database Team (MagIC@earthref.org)
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Cathy Constable
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Anthony Koppers
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Lisa Tauxe
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Rupert Minnett
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Nick Jarboe
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Lori Jonestrask
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Introduction
3.0 Tables
3.0 Columns
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