DOE Geothermal Data Repository - Tethering Data to Information: Preprint
Data are not inherently information. Without context, data are just numbers, figures, names, or points on a line. By assigning context to data, we can validate ideas, form opinions, and generate knowledge. This is an important distinction to information scientists, as we recognize that the context in which we keep our data plays a big part in generating its value. The mechanisms used to assign this context often include their own data, supplemental to the data being described and defining semantic relationships, commonly referred to as metadata. This paper provides the status of the DOE Geothermal Data Repository (DOE GDR), including recent efforts to tether data submissions to information, discusses the important distinction between data and information, outlines a path to generate useful knowledge from raw data, and details the steps taken in order to become a node on the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS).
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- Conference: To be presented at the Thirty-Ninth Workshop of Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, 24-26 February 2014, Stanford, California
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Technologies Office
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- United States
- 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY DATA; INFORMATION; DOE; ENERGY DEPARTMENT; GEOTHERMAL; GEOTHERMAL DATA REPOSITORY; GDR; DOE GDR; NGDS; OPENEI; Geothermal Energy; Energy Analysis
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