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DataCite: The International Data Citation Initiative Datasets Programme


  • Max Wilkinson


DataCite is an international consortium which aims to increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to scholarly communication. To enable this DataCite assigns persistent identifiers for research datasets and manages the infrastructu res that support simple and effective methods of data citation, discovery and access. DataCite leverages the DOI infrastructure, which is already well-established. DOI names are the mostly widely used identifier for scientific journal articles, so researchers, authors, and publishers are familiar with their use. DataCite takes an open approach, however, and considers identifier systems and services that help forward its objectives. DataCite is represented in the UK by the British Library. This summary of the British Library’s involvement in DataCite was presented to the UK data Forum on Monday the 15th November 2010. Data publishers that wish to know more about DataCite or to use DataCite services are encouraged to contact the Library or their local DataCite members. Further information and useful websites: / /

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  • Max Wilkinson, 2010. "DataCite: The International Data Citation Initiative Datasets Programme," Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data 163, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD).
  • Handle: RePEc:rsw:rswwps:rswwps163

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    1. John Pullinger & Gert G. Wagner, 2010. "On the Respective Roles of National Libraries, National Archives and Research Data Centers in the Preservation of and Access to Research Data," Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data 153, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD).
    2. Stefan Bender & Ralf Himmelreicher & Sylvia Zühlke & Markus Zwick, 2009. "Improvement of Access to Data Sets from the Official Statistics," Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data 118, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD).
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    Open Access; Research Data; Scientific Use; Public Use;

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    • C89 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Other
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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