At DataCite, we make metadata for over 50 million DOIs openly available to enable the discovery of research outputs and related resources. This metadata is created by DataCite’s Members and Consortium Organizations according to the DataCite Metadata Schema. When registering a DataCite DOI, repositories submit metadata to improve discoverability and reusability.
Today, we are releasing version 4.5 of the DataCite Metadata Schema.
Developed by the Metadata Working Group in coordination with DataCite staff, this release includes several changes to help repositories create richer and more accurate metadata. Full details are available in the version update notes within the documentation. In addition to these changes, we’ve refreshed the schema documentation format to make it easier to navigate.