3.1.2 Structure of the MagIC SmartBooks
The MagIC SmartBooks are standard Microsoft Excel© Workbooks that contain predefined tables stored in separate worksheets. There is an obvious hierarchy in these tables, where the EarthRef (ER) tables are the most general and are applied to other databases hosted under this umbrella website as well.
The four MagIC tables (measurements, methods, instruments and calibrations) are less general, but contain data and metadata that are common for typical paleomagnetic and rock magnetic projects. The PMAG and RMAG tables contain the most specialized, highly derived data.