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Data Ad is a process that helps you advertise your data sets or collections. With Data Ad, data providers can help users and computers on the internet discover your data quickly and more efficiently. Data Ad uses Atom technology. This means that your Data Ad or feed can be viewed with any desktop or browser-based feed reader.
You can use ATOM feeds so people and computer systems can find your data quickly and easily. For that purpose, NSIDC and the Libre project have created the Data Ad, a Web-based tool that helps you create ATOM feeds.
How to Create a Data Ad
|Launch the Data Ad tool and create the XML file (ATOM Feed).|
|Save the XML file to a hard disk.|
|Place the XML file on a publicly accessible Web server.|
|On one of your Web pages, create a link that points to the XML file.|
That's all! Now you have a Data Ad feed that will advertise your data. For more information on how to use ATOM feeds, visit the AtomEnabled Web site.
Additionally, if you want to share the rights of your data collection with the world, consider using the PIC Badging tool.
Once you have published your Data Ad, you need to promote it so others know that it is available and how you want it shared. One way of promoting the Data Ad will happen automatically. That is, if your Web server allows the search engines' bots to index all or parts of your site, the search engines will be able to index that content and make it searchable. The other way to promote your new Data Ad is manually, through the use of social networks, e-mail services, news wire services, and other methods.