OAI-PMH Service Updates

Our OAI-PMH service is one of the common ways we offer to harvest our public metadata, and we are launching a new version this Wednesday. This technology refresh allows us to continue supporting the OAI-PMH service. For the most part, there is no functional change, we adhere to the OAI-PMH standards and have attempted to […]

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Three things you should know about our new DOI Citation Formatting service

We are happy to announce the relaunch of our DOI Citation Formatting service, available at http://citation.crosscite.org. The service uses the citeproc.js library by Frank Bennett together with the more than 5,000 citation styles made available by the citationstyles.org project. The service works with DOIs from Crossref, mEDRA and ISTIC in addition to DataCite DOIs. The […]

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Relaunching DataCite Search

This week we relaunched DataCite Search, providing a more user-friendly search interface for DataCite metadata. We also added functionality that was not available before. The new search uses a single entry box for queries, and filters by resource type, publication year and data center. A new Cite button will generate a citation in several popular […]

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Launching the DataCite Status Page

As a provider of crucial scholarly infrastructure, it is critical that DataCite not only provides a reliable service, but also properly communicates problems. The best way to do this is via a central status page, a best practice used by many organizations from Github and Diqus to Slack. Because you don’t want to run the […]

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Overcoming Development Pain

Today DataCite received an email from a user alerting us that there are some small inconsistencies with our recommended data citation format: Creator (PublicationYear): Title. Publisher. Identifier at https://www.datacite.org/services/cite-your-data.html Creator; (PublicationYear): Title; Publisher. Identifier at search.datacite.org Removing two semicolons at data.datacite.org looks like an easy fix, but this is a bit more complicated since the […]

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Data-Driven Development

This week I start as the new DataCite Technical Director. While I get up to speed with existing DataCite services and infrastructure, and we start to launch new services (e.g. this blog), this is also a good time to communicate the overall approach I am taking. I like to call it Data-Driven Development, or DDD as […]

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