DataCite’s Metadata Working Group is looking for your opinion. We are considering making a change to the set of fields required for registration of a digital object identifier (DOI).
Right now, you must provide a creator, a title, a publisher and a publication year, the basic building blocks of a resource citation. In recent years, a number of DataCite’s external partners have told us that it would be very useful (for interoperability) if we would also require resource type (that is, dataset, image, text, etc).
We’d like to know what you think. Does this make sense to you? Or, does this just seem like extra work for little or no benefit?
To engage in the discussion, please go to our forum site. We’ll meet you there.