Once created, metadata records are published to the MEDIN portal where they can then be discovered online. Individual records can be uploaded to the portal using the online tool. Multiple records can be transferred to the portal via a central record harvester from an Open Archive Initiative folder. Harvesting is also possible by CSW and in the near future WAF.
Metadata records in the portal can be sent to the UK Government portal if the metadata provider requests us to do this. From data.gov.uk relevant records will also be sent to the European wide INSPIRE Geoportal.
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