3.2.1. Support for multiple metadata schemas
Currently, the Merritt submission interface only provides for the input of Dublin Kernel metadata. All of the additional metadata elements/schemas identified in Section 3.1.1 should be supported through the submission interface, i.e., have provision for supplying metadata at the point of deposit. This effort may be informed by activities of the NSF DataONE Preservation and Metadata working group. Merritt submitters will have a wider range of options for including descriptive metadata in their native formats, such as MODS, without the need to derive Dublin Kernel metadata.