DataCite Metadata Version 3.0 Available for Comment and Testing

The DataCite Metadata Working Group is pleased to present a new version of the DataCite Schema for review, comment and testing. We will be giving greatest priority to feedback from DataCite clients and members, but we invite the scholarly and research community to contribute to this discussion as well.

With Version 3.0, we have worked to respond appropriately to a large number of feature requests while adhering to our goal of remaining domain agnostic. As well, we continue to strive for simplicity wherever possible.

To provide feedback, please follow this link and join a Google discussion group:!forum/datacite-metadata

The documentation for Version 3.0 is there, in addition to a link to the test environment for Version 3.0 code testing.

We ask only that, when providing feedback, you refer to page numbers, property names, and so forth, wherever possible. This will help us a great deal to compile the comments we receive. Please provide any comments by the end of your business day (wherever you are) June 21, 2013. If you have any questions between now and June 21, please do not hesitate to contact the Working Group Chair, Joan Starr, at

We thank you very much for your assistance with this effort.

The DataCite Metadata Working Group