Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Datacite and DOI Names for Research Data

A recent paper by Janna Neumann and Jan Brase: Neumann J, Brase J. Datacite and DOI Names for Research Data. Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design. 2014 2014/10/01;28(10):1035-1041.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

To Share or not to Share? That is the (Research Data) Question

While not specifically about data citation, this post on The Scholarly Kitchen presenting results of a survey undertaken by Wiley on how and why researchers share data is likely to be of interest to this community. I'll look forward to seeing the report ...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Data citation article in special OA issue of Learned Publishing

Callaghan S. Preserving the Integrity of the Scientific Record: Data Citation and Linking. Learned Publishing. 2014;27(5):15-24.

The topic of this special issue of Learned Publishing is data publishing, and all content of the issue is open access; included are an article on the Research Data Alliance by Andrew Treloar, one on altmetrics, and one on libraries and librarians in data management (there are others, as well).
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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Data citation webinar - Sept 24

This webinar will be run from the USA, but will be recorded .... no need to get out of bed at 2.00am!

Data citation and data sharing have entered what might be called the "next phase" in scholarly communication. Funders expect and even require these behaviors. Publishers are increasingly providing support for data citation, data references, and data sharing. Is all the work done? Data curators, librarians, and other information professionals continue to face many questions from researchers: When do I get a DOI? Why should I share my research data? Will you do this for me? Join Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager, Matt Mayernik, Research Data Services Specialist with NCAR, and Mary Linn Bergstrom, Data Services Librarian at UC San Diego, for conversations about these and other issues. We hope you come ready to get involved in the discussion.
Who should attend:
Data curators, librarians, and other information professionals working with researchers.
Meeting Details:
Title: Conversations about Data Citation
Date: Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager

Note: The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend and will be available on EZID's Outreach page (

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

DOIs for data and software

Exciting to see DOIs and citations for related software and data in this recently released paper by Alex Whan (CSIRO) et al in "Plant Methods".   Scroll down the reference list to entries 32 & 33 to see data citation in action.

Interesting that the publisher has chosen an alternative to the citation format recommended by DataCite, but the presence of a  DOI will help with tracking reuse and citation metrics.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Infographic: Understanding Metadata

If you've ever struggled with the concept of metadata this quick reference guide is your new go to! This graphic provides a simple and high-level overview of how you can use metadata to improve your research data.
Download a copy of the Understanding Metadata infographic (JPG 355KB)