2018-02-07 RDRIWG Virtual Meeting

Using DataCite as a metadata standard

  • New use case that hasn’t come up before - mostly focused on DOI registration
  • Issues with datasets that don't have a DOI hasn’t come up before 
  • DOI requirement built into schema for DOI registration
  • Next update will occur at the end of the year
  • Could update schema to relax DOI requirement
    • This will take 6 months
  • Two options in the meantime
    • Fork the schema in the short term
    • Use the schema without validation
  • Do we need schema validation? Probably not
  • Document in recommendations that our use case does not require a DOI
  • Validation is up to the implementer
  • Allow identifier to be unspecified as per vocabulary
  • Does our use case make sense for DataCite
    • FREYA project - life sciences don’t use DOIs
      • Adopting schema.org
      • No central index for datasets, schema.org is a good fit
  • DataCite in this context is like a modern DC
  • General agreement that we should work with DataCite to relax DOI requirements and in the meantime not require validation


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