(18 September 2015) One of the first tasks for DataCite in the European Commission-funded THOR project, which started in June, was to contribute to a comparison of the ORCID and DataCite metadata standards. Together with ORCID, CERN, the British Library and Dryad. DataCite looked at how contributors, organizations and artefacts – and the relations between them – are described in the respective metadata schemata, and how they are implemented in two example data repositories, Archaeology Data Service and Dryad Digital Repository. The focus of our work was on identifying major gaps. Our report was finished and made publicly available via http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.30799 last week. The key findings are:
- Common Approach to Personal Names
- Standardized Contributor Roles
- Standardized Relation Types
- Metadata for Organisations
- Persistent Identifiers for Projects
- Harmonization of ORCID and DataCite Metadata
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