CrossRef and DataCite announce new initiative to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation

Publié le 12 novembre 2014, par Thérèse Hameau

In 2014 DataCite celebrates its fifth year of operation and CrossRef its fifteenth. Together we have registered almost 75 million DOIs. Today the two organisations are committing to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation.

Data are essential building blocks of scholarship and research in the sciences, medicine, technology, social sciences, and humanities. DataCite and CrossRef will work together to ensure that researchers can seamlessly navigate among all research results including articles and data and to make data a first class, identifiable, referenceable, and citable element in the scholarly record.

DataCite and CrossRef have agreed to collaborate to :

  • Enhance the interoperability of their respective systems in order to make it easier for publishers, data centres, libraries and third parties to integrate with the scholarly DOI ecosystem.
  • Provide comprehensive support for interlinking between articles and data.
  • Develop open APIs and open source tools to surface citations and other relationships between publications and data sets.
  • Integrate into their services other existing scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCID and CrossRef’s FundRef.
  • Develop systems, workflows and best practices for using DOIs to reference large, highly granular and dynamic data.

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