Towards a Web of Data: Applications and Experiences

DataCite and linked data


Science is global, it needs global standards, global workflows and is a cooperation of global players. But science is carried out locally by local scientists that are part of local infrastructures with local funders. DataCite is an international consortium, founded in 2009 of currently 17 institutions from 12 countries worldwide. Its mission is to allow a better re-use and citation of data sets. Over 1 million datasets have been registered with a DOI name as a persistent identifier, so they can be published as independent scientific objects to allow stabile citation of data. Citable data sets can be crosslinked from journal articles, their usage and citations can be measured therefore helping scientists gain credit for making their data available. DataCite offers a central metadata repository with additional linked data service for persistent access to RDF metadata.


DataCite; DOI; Data sets

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