Author: Jan Brase

DataCite Annual Conference in Nancy, France, 25 – 26 August 2014

DataCite invites you to our 5th Annual Conference & Special Anniversary Celebration. This year’s theme, Giving Value to Data: Advocacy, Guidance, Services will highlight recent developments in the discovery, access and reuse of research data. The conference will celebrate the dramatic advances made in the way the research community works with data since minting the first DOI for data a decade ago. This is underscored by DataCite minting its 3,000,000th DOI (Digital Object Identifier) earlier this year.

The conference will take place in beautiful Nancy, France on 25-26 August, 2014, following the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. It is hosted by the French Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (INIST-CNRS). For over 25 years, INIST-CNRS has been offering services to scientists, engineers and scholarly information professionals, by facilitating access to all fields of worldwide scientific research. INIST-CNRS is the French DataCite member.

Join us for two days of stimulating talks from experts around the world covering the latest developments, new services, reflections rooted in experience, and current projects.
Conference topics will cover:

  • Data Policies, Advocacy, and Impact on Practice
  • Services to Support Researchers and Their Data
  • Collaboration to Advance the State of the Art
  • Data Citation in Context
  • Infrastructures for Data Management

The detailed program and can be found at the conference website .
Registration is now open.

ODIN project webinar video now available

Thank you all for registering for the ODIN project data webinar, which was held June 3rd and attracted up to 160 people.
We are pleased to inform you that videos and slides from the webinar are now available from the ODIN project site, at:

ODIN Webinar – Tuesday June 03

The ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network (ODIN) project team is pleased to invite you to join their latest technical webinar.
WHAT: A webinar showcasing the latest tools building on ORCID and DataCite Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and connection…

10th Anniversary of minting DOI for data

A guest comment by Jens Klump, CSIRO Australia:

The first DOIs for data were minted about ten years ago in the context of the project “Publication and Citation of Primary Research Data (STD-DOI)”, which was funded by the German Research Foundation DFG. The original study on the feasibility of using DOI for the publication of research data, written in 1998, has now been released by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) where the study had been conducted. The study was initiated by Joachim Waechter, head of the Centre of Geoinformation Technology at GFZ, and conducted as part of the degree programme for information specialists at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FH Potsdam). The aim of the study was to assess whether this new tool, Digital Object Identifier, could be used for data publication. The original version of the study is now incorporated into the collection of the GFZ Library. To my knowledge it is the earliest mention of using DOI for data. Keep in mind that CrossRef only went online in 2000.

The author of this study kindly gave permission to make the study publicly available. The study is now online on the GFZ publications server and can be downloaded. The citation is:

Mundt, M. (1998), Der DOI (digital object identifier) ein verlagsorientiertes Indexierungswerkzeug auch anwendbar auf Datensätze?,
Fachhochschule Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.

I would like to thank Michaela Mundt for her permission to share this piece of scholarly communication history, Joachim Waechter for making the study available, and the GFZ Library staff for hosting the electronic version.

DataCite registers its 3 millionth DOI name!

At the end of March 2014 DataCite registered its 3 millionth DOI.
The registered dataset with the DOI 10.5517/CCPHZ37 is a crystal structure from the The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) in the United Kingdom.
DataCite has registered more…

DataCite General Assembly welcomes 4 new full member

At the General Assembly on Tuesday March 25th in Dublin DataCite accepted 4 new full members.
We are pleased to welome the University of Tartu (UT) from Estonia, the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), the Japan Link Center (JaL…

ICPSR is using DataCite DOIs for its holdings

ICPSR is now using DataCite DOI names for its holdings.
The largest North American data repository, the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), has registered about 20,000 objects via da|ra, the German DOI service provide…

D-Lib article about the DataCite 2013 summer meeting

The January/February special issue of D-Lib gives an interesting overview on the Research Data Alliance and its activities. It also includes a brief summary of the DataCite 2013 summer meeting, which was co-located with the 2nd RDA plenary meeting in W…

DOI support for DSpace – Testers needed

The university library of Technische Universität Berlin developed support for DOIs in DSpace.
The plan is to get it into the next release DSpace 4.0. The developers would be glad if anyone interested in this feature could test it. To test it, it would be helpful if you’re familiar with installing DSpace using its source release.

They published their code on github and wrote some notes ( that may help you testing and using it.

They would appreciate any comments in this ticket: