Promoting Data Citation Adoption via Scholix

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26 Jan 2021
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Meeting objectives: 

The Scholix Working Group is in maintenance mode, focussing on adoption of the Scholix metadata schema and growing the Scholix community. The objectives of this session at the RDA Plenary are as follows:

  1. Introduction to Scholix for new users
  2. Update on the adoption of Scholix, looking at the number of data citations, broken down by repository, publisher, discipline and over time
  3. updates on the activities of the Scholix community, in particular work on bibliometrics for data citations
  4. open discussion about most important blockers for adoption, and work needed going forward in 2020
Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:

  • Introduction to Scholix (15 min)

  • Scholix in numbers (OpenAIRE 10 min, DataCite/Crossref 10 min)

  • Using Scholix for Bibliometrics (Meaningful Data Counts Project, 15 min)

  • Open discussion: 

    • What are the big problems the Scholix community hasn’t solved yet?

    • What is the work that should be done to address those problems in 2020?


Target Audience: 
  1. Data repositories who want to understand better how to contribute to and consume data citations with Scholix,
  2. Publishers who want to understand better how to contribute data citations from their publications to Scholix,
  3. Consumers (e.g. SMEs, scholarly services) of Scholix data citation links who want to better understand how they can re-use the information collected and distributed by the Scholix community,
  4. Scholix hubs who want to learn more about how to help with Scholix adoption.
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Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The working group has generated a Scholix metadata schema, has helped implement this schema in multiple Scholix hubs and other infrastructure providers, and has built a community that provides Data citation services. The group is in maintenance mode since 2019 and continues to work on Scholix adoption.

Short Group Status: 

The working group is in maintenance mode, but continues to meet regularly in monthly calls and in RDA plenaries. The focus of the group’s work continues to be on adoption of the working group recommendations.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Martin Fenner, Rachael Lammey, Wouter Haak, Paolo Manghi and Adrian Burton (Working Group Co-Chairs)