WWI Linked Open Data: An Interview with Thea Lindquist

The following is a guest post from Jane Mandelbaum, co-chair of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working group and IT Project Manager at the Library of Congress. In this installment of the NDSA innovation working group’s ongoing series of innovation interviews I interview Thea Lindquist. Thea Lindquist is  an associate professor and history librarian […]

DataCite Summer Meeting – 19-20 September 2013 – Washington DC

Register here! 
Opening Keynote:
Dr. Salvatore Mele, CERN
Topics:

  • DataCite – integrating data citation in the global research infrastructure, Jan Brase, Executive Officer, DataCite
  • Data Citation Index cooperation. N. Robinson, Thomson Reuters
  • FundRef – aligning articles, authors, data, projects and funding, C. Kosher, CrossRef
  • Giving credit where it’s due – linking authors, data, and articles
  • Petcha kucha session – DataCite members
  • DataCite client experience – Data identification and citation in the real world
  • Learn about the Amsterdam Manifesto, and recent developments at the CODATA task group on Data Citation.

Who should come?
Researchers, funders, policy makers, professionals from research organisations, data infrastructure providers, data centres, publishers. Everyone who wants to learn more about the latest developments helping to integrate data into the record of science.

How do I get there?
National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20418
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Metro stop: Foggy Bottom – blue and orange lines (5 block walk)

Accommodation
Please, click here to see a comprehensive list of hotels.
 
Social event
There will a reception on Thursday 19 September from 19:30. Details will be made available soon. 
Registrations and draft programme are available!

Announcing DataCite Metadata Version 3.0

The DataCite Metadata Working Group is pleased to announce the release of Version 3.0 of the Metadata Schema. Documentation for the new schema is available. The DataCite Metadata Store (MDS) will accept Metadata Version 3.0 immediately. The MDS will continue to accept submissions using the prior versions of the Schema for the foreseeable future.

Key new features include:

  • Better support for depiction of dates by implementing the RKMS-ISO8601 standard for date ranges.
  • New support for recording data collection location, with box and point coordinates, as well by using a free-text description.
  • Provision of a mechanism to associate additional metadata so that discipline-specific descriptions can be added to DataCite’s more generic schema.
  • And, finally, numerous improvements to the documentation, including:
    • greater detail, explanatory material and definitions for controlled lists
    • more and more varied XML examples on the Metadata Schema website
    • and, indicators of which optional properties are most important for helping the metadata to be found, cited and linked to original research.

A full list of the changes can be found starting on page 4 of the documentation.

This new version includes responses to a large number of feature requests from you, the data citation and sharing community. Thank you to all of you who have provided us with suggestions, questions, and feedback. We look forward to more conversations about these topics and how better to support them with the Metadata Standard.

The DataCite Metadata Working Group

The 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship is Released

Since its founding in December 2010, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance has worked to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. In late 2012 the NDSA Coordinating Committee, in partnership with NDSA working group chairs, began brainstorming ways to leverage the NDSA’s […]

DPOE Turns Three with the July Train-the-Trainer in Illinois

The following is a guest post from Michael Mastrangelo, a Program Support Assistant in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. The Midwest doubles down on its commitment to digital preservation with its second digital preservation Train-the-Trainer event in two years. Hosted July 9 – 12, 2013, by the Consortium of Academic […]

The Twisty Little Passages to a Career in Digital Preservation

I have had two conversation recently — one an intern and one with a friend outside our community — about my career path, and career paths in general around digital preservation. Paraphrasing, well, everyone (who may not know they are quoting the game Colossal Cave Adventure from 1976), it was a maze of twisty little […]