15. Version (O)

The version number of the resource (occurrences: 0-1).

Allowed values, examples, other constraints

Suggested practice: track major_version.minor_version.

Register a new identifier for a major version change. Individual stewards need to determine which are major vs. minor versions (based on the work of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). For more guidance, see here.

May be used in conjunction with properties 11. AlternateIdentifier (O) and 12. RelatedIdentifier (MA) to indicate various information updates.

May be used in conjunction with property 17. Description (MA) to indicate the nature and file/record range of version.