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DataCite Member Survey 2021

Paul Vierkant

Gabi joins DataCite as our new Community Manager

Gabriela Mejias

Sunsetting of the EZ API

Sarala Wimalaratne
The DataCite EZ API was first introduced in 2017 to assist those of our Members who transitioned from the California Digital Library (CDL) EZID service. Users were able to make the same API calls they used to make to EZID, just using the DataCite endpoint...

DataCite Welcomes TIND

Patricia Cruse
As we mentioned in our last blog post, DataCite recently changed its membership model, and we now invite members from all types of organisations to join DataCite. As a result, we are happy to announce that several organisations have joined DataCite...

PIDapalooza, the festival of persistent identifiers is coming soon!

Laura Rueda
Passionate as we are about persistent identifiers, we are delighted to invite you to PIDapalooza, the festival of PIDs this November in Reykjavik. Together with our colleagues from Crossref, ORCID and the California Digital Library, we have envisioned...

Reference Lists and Tables of Content

Martin Fenner
Geoff Bilder from CrossRef likes to show the following slide at scholarly conferences, and then asks the audience what they see: Most of us probably immediately recognize this document as a scholarly article. This immediate recognition includes essential...

Software Citation Principles

Laura Rueda
The FORCE11 Software Citation Working Group has published the results of its review of existing community practices, using a consolidated set of Software Citation Principles (???) to encourage the adoption of software citation across disciplines. Supporting...

DataCite’s New Membership Model - Join Us!

Patricia Cruse
It has been a busy few months at DataCite, but we want to share some important information about changes to DataCite's membership model. Earlier this year DataCite members voted to revise our membership model and open membership up to any organization...

Infrastructure Tips for the Non-Profit Startup

Martin Fenner
When I started as DataCite Technical Director four months ago, my first post (Fenner, 2015) on this blog was about what I called Data-Driven Development. The post included a lot of ideas on how to approach development and technical infrastructure....

Discussing the Scholarly Container

Martin Fenner
One of my personal highlights in last week's Research Data Alliance (RDA) 6th Plenary Meeting in Paris was the Data Packages Birds of a Feather (BoF), organized by Rufus Pollock from the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN). He highlighted the urgent need...

DataCite Is an Exciting Place to Be

Patricia Cruse
Recently I was at a conference and a fellow conference-goer saw on my name badge that that I worked for DataCite and they stepped back and said, “Wow, DataCite must be a very exciting place to be right now.” I agree. It is very exciting and I am thrilled...

Overcoming Development Pain

Martin Fenner
Today DataCite received an email from a user alerting us that there are some small inconsistencies with our recommended data citation format: Creator (PublicationYear): Title. Publisher. Identifier at https://www.datacite.org/services/cite-your-data...

Enhancements to creating and updating re3data

Heinz Pampel
We are happy to announce a new feature that enables users to more easily suggest corrections and enhancements of information about research data repositories registered in re3data.org. Below every re3data.org record you can find the feature “submit...

Thinking about CSV

Martin Fenner
This week some of us from DataCite are attending CSVconf in Berlin, and we are a conference sponsor and co-organizer. csv,conf is a non-profit community conference run by some folks who really love data and sharing knowledge. If you are as passionate...

New re3data.org Schema and Search Functionality

Michael Witt
We are pleased to announce the publication of version 3.0 of the “Metadata Schema for the Description of Research Data Repositories” (Rücknagel et al., 2015). This updated version of the re3data.org schema incorporates feedback from users as well as...

It's all about Relations

Martin Fenner
In a guest post two weeks ago Elizabeth Hull explained that only 6% of Dryad datasets associated with a journal article are found in the reference list of that article, data she also presented at the IDCC conference in February (Mayo, Hull, & Vision...

Differences between ORCID and DataCite Metadata

Martin Fenner
One of the first tasks for DataCite in the European Commission-funded THOR project, which started in June, was to contribute to a comparison of the ORCID and DataCite metadata standards. Together with ORCID, CERN, the British Library and Dryad we looked...

Relaunching DataCite Search

Martin Fenner
This week we relaunched DataCite Search, providing a more user-friendly search interface for DataCite metadata. We also added functionality that was not available before. The new search uses a single entry box for queries, and filters by resource type...

We were out in Force

Martin Fenner
This week most of the DataCite staff is attending the Force16 conference in Portland, Oregon. Force16 brings together a large group of people who either already work with DataCite in one way or another, or are doing interesting projects of relevance...

DataCite to Dublin Core application profile (DC2AP)

Laura Rueda
The DataCite Metadata Working Group has prepared a DataCite to Dublin Core application profile (DC2AP) and would love to hear your comments about it! DataCite loves Dublin Core The profile will help you building Dublin Core compatible DataCite metadata...

A Content Negotiation Update

Martin Fenner
While it is a best practice for DOIs (expressed as URL) to send the user to the landing page for that resource (Fenner et al., 2016; Starr et al., 2015), sometimes we want something else: metadata, e.g. to generate a citation, or to go to the content

Announcing our new DataCite Support Center

Patricia Cruse
New services, APIs, enhanced functions, and even websites can be hard to grasp. At DataCite we understand how difficult it is to get started and stay up-to-date with all the developments in the scholarly communications ecosystem. That is why we decided...

DC2AP and DC2RDF Webinar

As we have talked about before, the DataCite Metadata Working Group has prepared a DataCite to Dublin Core application profile (DC2AP) and an ontology (DC2RDF) and is currently running a public review to become a DCMI Community Specification. Two weeks...

DataCite is Hiring another Application Developer

Martin Fenner
As DataCite’s Technical Director I am very excited to announce that DataCite is looking for another application developer to strengthen our team. This is an opportunity to work on interesting development work around scholarly infrastructure with a...

2,000 Data Repositories and Science Europe’s Framework for Discipline-specific Research Data Management

Michael Witt
By offering detailed information on more than 2,000 research data repositories, re3data has become the most comprehensive source of reference for research data infrastructures globally. Through the development and advocacy of a framework for discipline...

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