File Set

Users may want to create content level metadata for an associated group of files in a HydroShare resource. Any generic folder that is not already set as a content type aggregation may have content level metadata added to it (e.g., Title, Keywords, Coverage, and extended metadata with key and value pairs). When this is done, the folder becomes a file set content type aggregation, and metadata is displayed in the metadata panel on the right side of the file browser interface on the Resource Landing Page. When a file set aggregation is downloaded, two additional files are also included, which hold the content type metadata (<AggregationName>_meta.xml and <AggregationName>_resmap.xml), where <AggregationName> is the name of the file set aggregation.


Three related files were added to a resource and placed in a folder called “GSLLevelVolume.”

a nested file within the contents section with the file tree contents/GSLLevelVolume. There are two text files and 1 R file within the folder, titled "GSL_north_arm.txt", "GSL_south_arm.txt", and "GSLFunctions.R".

This folder is converted to a file set by right clicking on the folder and selecting “Add metadata.”

A file in contents titled "GSLLevelVolume" with right click menu open which has been detailed previously. Add Metadata is selected from the drop down.

The folder now appears in HydroShare as a file set content type. Content specific metadata can then be added in the panel on the right side of the file browser interface (Title, Keywords and Coverage information).

In contents section, a file set with a green file folder icon, titled "GSLLevelVolume". The metadata entry field is open on the right to the Coordinate System/Geographic Projection field. The longitude and latitude fields are circled in red. Longitude is set to -112.2 and latitude is set to 40.8

Keywords added at the content level are propagated up to the resource level, and selecting “Set spatial coverage from content files” when in edit mode propagates the content level spatial coverage up to the resource level.

 The spatial metadata entry field which contains entry fields "Place/Area Name", Latitude, and Longitude. Beneath the entry fields a blue button has now appeared containing the text "Set Spatial Coverage from Content Files"