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

Registration for the DataCite Summer Meeting is now open!

A draft program as well as the registration form for the DataCite Summer Meeting (Washington DC, Thursday, 19 September 2013 - Friday, 20 September 2013) are now available:

http://datacite.eventbrite.co.uk/

We are looking forward to see you in September!

EC public consultation on open research data

The European Commission recently held a public consultation on open research data. The President of DataCite, Adam Farquhar, had the opportunity to speak and highlighted the importance of identifying and citing research data. There were numerous DataCite members and data centres present.

Adam introduced the organization and highlighted how our data centres have assigned over 1.7 million DOIs of which over 270 thousand were assigned this year.

ODIN Codesprint at CERN

ODIN (ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network) will hold its first community event at CERN from October 15th to 17th.

On the 15th and 16th there will be a codesprint to help assemble concrete demonstrations of the potential of open and interoperable identifier systems. The following day is reserved for a conference on the ODIN project. Both the codesprint and the conference are open to the public.

For further information and registration please visit http://odin-project.eu/events/1st-year-big-bang-and-codesprint/

New ORCID-integrated data citation tool

A new beta service has been launched for searching and claiming works in DataCite:

http://datacite.labs.orcid-eu.org

DataCite Data Quality Survey

The data community has an interest in ensuring that persistent identifiers point to quality content. DataCite would like to hear from its members and clients, as well as other interested parties, on the issue of data quality.

We would be grateful if you would spend five minutes to respond to a poll at http://tinyurl.com/n8tox57. Your participation will help inform DataCite's decisions.

This poll will be open June 11-25, 2013.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Harvard University Library and IEEE join DataCite

DataCite is pleased to welcome two new Affiliated Members:
Harvard University Library and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
We are looking forward to good cooperation on all issues of scientific data sharing, publication and citing.

DataCite Metadata Version 3.0 Available for Comment and Testing

The DataCite Metadata Working Group is pleased to present a new version of the DataCite Schema for review, comment and testing. We will be giving greatest priority to feedback from DataCite clients and members, but we invite the scholarly and research community to contribute to this discussion as well.

With Version 3.0, we have worked to respond appropriately to a large number of feature requests while adhering to our goal of remaining domain agnostic. As well, we continue to strive for simplicity wherever possible.

Third party applications for the creation of DataCite-metadata xml-files

At DataCite we aim to be as open as possible, facilitating access to our resources from third parties. In this context we would like to present three external tools that might be useful.

When we want to assign a DOI to a new dataset it is sometimes complex to create the XML metadata required. Christian Pietsch, from the Bielefeld University Library (Germany) prototyped a DataCite metadata creator in a Python web framework:

https://github.com/pietsch/DataCite-Metadata-Creator-Django

Research Data Netherlands collaboration launched

Today the 3TU.Datacentrum and DANS are kicking off the partnership Research Data Netherlands. With this coalition, which is also open to other parties, the two data archives want to join forces in the field of sustainable data archiving.

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