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The why, what, and how of repositories

Helena Cousijn, Robin Dasler, Britta Dreyer & Paul Vierkant
DataCite is a community of libraries, research institutions, and data centers that house repositories. We often receive questions about how exactly we work with repositories, so we wanted to take this opportunity to answer your top 10 questions. How...

DataCite is Hiring an Application Developer

Martin Fenner
DataCite is looking for a full-stack application developer to join the DataCite development team. DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research. DataCite was founded in 2009 to support...

The new Product Engineering team at DataCite

Sarala Wimalaratne

DataCite Commons at your service

Martin Fenner
DataCite and the FREYA project partners are proud to announce the official launch of DataCite Commons today. DataCite Commons is the web interface to explore the PID Graph, formed by the publications, datasets, research software, and other research...

DataCite's First Virtual Member Meetings

Mary Hirsch
Humanity will remember 2020 for lots of reasons. Maybe one of them will be that it was the year that conferences and meetings around the globe went online. Maybe this trend won't last, but for many, the challenge of bringing together communities to...

Reflecting on 2020

Matt Buys
As 2020 comes to a close, we reflect back on a year of global uncertainty and many challenges faced by our entire community. It can only be described as a year of the unexpected, and it demonstrated the importance of communities working together. Despite...

What is next? Launching our Strategic Visioning Process

Matt Buys
Last month I shared our Vision 2021 that puts into action the goals set out in our strategic plan. In this post I want to share about our strategic visioning activity that we will collectively embark on as a community. As a community we are driven...

What's in a name: the release of Metadata Schema 4.4

Madeleine de Smaele & Isabel Bernal
Many things have happened since the DataCite Metadata Working Group last released a new version of its schema in the summer of 2019. Indeed, amongst a long list of transformations brought about by the ongoing global pandemic, the paramount importance...

Changes to Fabrica and the DataCite mailing lists: update your contact information in Fabrica to get uptodate information

Sarala Wimalaratne & Paul Vierkant
We are happy to announce that we are taking the final step on our way to providing you with all the relevant information you need. We outlined this transition already last year, meaning to move away from our current mailing lists to mailing lists that will be based on member information available in DataCite Fabrica. We are excited to announce that this step will happen this week...

2016 in review

Laura Rueda
2016 has been a year of many changes at DataCite. Since the (already not-so-new!) team joined in late 2015, DataCite has become a more dynamic and highly engaged organisation. Structural, technical and cultural changes have helped us see our biggest...

When Counting is Hard

Jennifer Lin
This is a guest post by Jennifer Lin, project manager for the Making Data Count project, and since last week CrossRef Director of Product Management. Counting is hard. But when it comes to research data, not in the way we thought it was (example 1...

Announcing the DataCite Blog Relaunch

Martin Fenner
The DataCite blog has migrated to a new platform, from a hosted version at Ghost to a self-hosted version using Jekyll. The main reason for this change is that it gives us more control over the formatting of blog posts. The migration was easy as both...

Announcing the DataCite Profiles Service

Martin Fenner
DataCite Labs today is launching the DataCite Profiles service, a central place for users to sign in with DataCite, using their ORCID credentials. The first version of DataCite Profiles focusses on integration with ORCID via the Search & Link and

DataCite Metadata Schema 4.0 Webinar

Laura Rueda
On June 30th, 2016, DataCite organised a webinar to introduce the community to the new version of its metadata schema developed by DataCite’s Metadata Working Group. and support the different integrators interested in migrating to the new schema. http...

Using YAML Frontmatter with CSV

Martin Fenner
CSV (comma-separated values) is a popular file format for data. It is popular because it is very simple: CSV is text-based and any application that can open text files can read or write CSV. This makes it a good fit for digital preservation. We don...

Thoughts on the Research Data Alliance 6th Plenary

Martin Fenner
The Research Data Alliance 6th Plenary last week discussed numerous topics very relevant to DataCite. Below is a short subjective list of topics I found interesting. If you attended RDA, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. And if you didn...

Dynamic Data Citation Webinar

Martin Fenner
On July 12, 2016, DataCite invited Andreas Rauber to present the recommendations for dynamic data citation of the RDA Data Citation Working Group in a webinar. Andreas is one of the co-chairs of the RDA working group, and he gave a throughout overview...

Dataverse is now minting DOIs with DataCite Metadata Store API

Eleni Castro
With the release of Dataverse 4.3 in mid-March, anyone installing or updating to the most recent version of the Dataverse software will be able to mint DOIs directly through the DataCite Metadata Store API. This functionality was originally announced...

New DataCite Metadata Schema 4.0

Laura Rueda
Many things have changed in the last two years in the research community. Data publication and data citation are becoming a standard in different communities, and DataCite is proud to support the development of best practices and services for these...

Digging into Metadata using R

Martin Fenner
In the first post of this new blog a few weeks ago I talked about Data-Driven Development, and that service monitoring is an important aspect of this. The main service DataCite is providing is registration of digital object identifiers (DOIs) for scholarly...

Open Science, Open Data and DataCite DOIs

Laura Rueda
At DataCite we are incredibly proud of supporting Open Science. Over the past several years, DataCite DOIs have been assigned to millions of research datasets. All of these DOIs are an important step towards making data a first-class citizen in scholarly...

re3data Webinar and DataCite: En Avant!

Michael Witt
The inaugural meeting of the DataCite re3data Working Group was convened in Paris on September 20th at the offices of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Co-chairs Michael Witt and Frank Scholze gave the background and history of Databib...

DataCite Member Meeting and General Assembly 2017

Laura Rueda
On April 3rd and 4th, fifty DataCite members gathered in Barcelona for DataCite’s annual Member Meeting and General Assembly. The Member Meeting provides a venue for DataCie members to help shape DataCite’s strategic direction. The General Assembly...

One step closer towards instant DOI search results

Kristian Garza
You might be wondering, what this pink and green picture illustrates? A few months ago we couldn’t show you this picture; the data that we used to created it, did not exist. And the answer to what this illustrates – this is simply a distorted version...

Fancy things you could build using content negotiation

Laura Rueda
As our Technical Director Martin Fenner shared a few days ago, our new Content Resolver service is an ideal interface and information source to build integrations. Today, we want to share with you a few potential (and fancy!) integrations one could...

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