Use the following instructions to add or edit metadata for individual seeds, and to add the same metadata facets to multiple seeds. For information on adding or editing metadata in bulk via spreadsheet please consult our guidance on uploading and downloading metadata in bulk.
Add or edit an individual seed's metadata
Metadata can be added or edited for an individual seed by selecting it from that collection's "Seeds" tab, then navigate to the seed's "Metadata" tab and click Edit. The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set will appear by default. After saving your updates, it may take up to 15 minutes to see your changes reflected on the public website.
Add the same metadata to multiple seeds
The same metadata facets can be added to multiple seeds at once using the Add Metadata button on the Seeds tab.
This will open a blank metadata form with the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set where you can add new content. *Please note that you will not see any existing metadata associated with any of the selected seeds when using this form.* Add your metadata and select Save. If editing multiple fields, metadata saved in one field is no longer displayed in the metadata editor form once additional metadata is saved in another field. It may take up to 15 minutes to see your changes reflected on the public website.
Add or edit shared seed metadata
To add new or edit existing metadata for shared seeds in a collection's Seeds list, follow the link in each seed's disclaimer modal to access the tools above in the seed's source collection: