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Strength in our community!

Matt Buys
2021 was yet another year of the unexpected as the world continues to grapple with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is in times like these that communities pull together to help each other and look for a better future. As such, our year-end-post includes thoughts and perspectives from our members and team around the world.

Introducing Rorie Edmunds, Samples Community Manager

Rorie Edmunds

Data(Cite) to Improve our World

Gabriela Mejias & Paul Vierkant

Start registering IGSN IDs with DataCite now!

Rorie Edmunds & Cody Ross
We are delighted to announce the launch of IGSN ID registration using DataCite services. This is the culmination of almost one year of work after the signing of a partnership agreement between DataCite and the IGSN e. V. in October 2021. The ability to register material samples with IGSN IDs is now available to all DataCite Members and Consortium Organizations. Since new IGSN IDs are functionally DOIs, IGSN IDs can be easily registered using Fabrica,...

Updating our metadata schema suggestions process

Kelly Stathis

DataCite Celebrate and Reflect on a Year of Global Community Collaboration

Matt Buys
As the world emerged from the global COVID-19 restrictions, 2022 will go down in history. When many of us observed the COVID -19 restrictions being lifted, geopolitical unrest, inflation, and tightening of the monetary policy started to have an impact on the global community. Despite these uncertainties, the DataCite community remained resilient and committed to our mission.

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...

Announcing DataCite's 2020 member meetings

Matt Buys

We’re Having A PID Party - And You’re Invited!

Helena Cousijn

MoU between DataCite and FAIRsharing: improving criteria for the recommendation of data repositories

Helena Cousijn, Peter McQuilton & Susanna Sansone
We’re delighted to announce a joint effort between DataCite and FAIRsharing to improve, in collaboration with several leading publishers, the criteria used by journal publishers for the recommendation of research data repositories for the benefit of...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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