The Technical Architect will work collaboratively to lead Datacite’s technical contributions to the THOR project.
The Community Engagement and Support Officer will head communication, outreach, and training efforts for DataCite activities related to the THOR project. The successful candidate will work with a diverse community of researchers, libraries, data centres, publishers and research funders to promote the uptake of PIDs for data sharing and citation. This will be achieved by providing multi-faceted outreach and training opportunities for a diverse community of users.
The DataCite General Assembly met at the British Library last week and approved the inclusion of the re3data.org registry of research data repositories into the portfolio of services that are managed by the DataCite organization.
The domain dx.doi.org was inaccessible from some locations on 20-Jan-2015. CNRI, who provides the dx.doi.org resolution service, reacted to address the problem and normal operations have been restored. This would have effected any attempts to resolve D…
The DataCite Metadata Working Group is happy to announce that it has completed work on Version 3.1 of the metadata schema. The schema and documentation are both available now from schema.datacite.org.
This new update is composed almost completely of changes suggested by you, the members of DataCite’s community of users. The Working Group received these suggestions primarily via our Discussion Forum.
Here is what Version 3.1 contains:
- New affiliation attributes for Creator and Contributor
- A new contributorType: DataCurator
- Two new relatedIdentifierTypes:
- Two new relationType pairs:
- IsReviewedBy and Reviews
- IsDerivedFrom and IsSourceOf
- In the documentation:
- Special notes about support for long lists of names (Creator and Contributor)
- Additional guidance for recording Publication Year and handling the digitized version of physical object
- Additional guidance in handling missing mandatory property values, including standard values table
- Correction of link errors in 3.0 documentation
Thank you to all DataCite clients who have taken the time to give us feedback and help make our service better. Please keep the comments and suggestions coming!
The DataCite Metadata Working Group is happy to announce that it has completed work on Version 3.1 of the metadata schema. The schema and documentation are both available now from schema.datacite.org. This new update is composed almost completely of changes suggested by you, the members of DataCite’s community of users. The Working Group received these suggestions primarily via our Discussion Forum.
DataCite’s Business Models Principles document is now available for download. Intended for DataCite members and their clients, the document looks at DataCite member and client responsibilities, as well as best practices.
DataCite members may consult the Principles to learn about their responsibilities regarding contracts, costs and fee schedules, and prefixes. DataCite clients can use the document to understand their responsibility to ensure data persistence and to provide metadata. As well, they can learn about best practices such as landing pages and DOI syntax.
This document will be reviewed at least annually and may be updated more frequently, as necessary. Have a look!