From December 10th to 11th DataCite held its 4th General Assembly in Cologne, Germany. At this occasion two new members were elected: DataCite welcomes the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) as its 17th full member and the Bejiing Genomic Institute (BGI) as its 5th affiliated member.
The picture shows the Thai delegation: Soottiporn Chittmittrapap, Petchara Sungkhaworn and Namtip Wipawin in Colgne with Adam Farquhar, President of DataCite and Jan Brase, Managing Agent of DataCite.
During the General Assembly furthermore 3 DataCite members were awarded with DataCite awards for the highest numbers of DOI registrations in 2012: The DataCite award in bronze goes to the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) for over 50,000 DOI names registered in 2012. The DataCite award in silver goes to the Library of the ETH Zurich for over 150,000 DOI names in 2012, and the DataCite award in gold finally goes to the California Digital Library (CDL) for the registration of over 250,000 DOI names in 2012. T
Finally the General Assembly decided to hold next years summer meeting in combination with the JCDL 2013 in July in Indianapolis.