DataCite Metadata Schema 4.0

Released 19 Sep 2016

Documentation

DataCite Metadata Working Group. (2016). DataCite Metadata Schema Documentation for the Publication and Citation of Research Data. Version 4.0. DataCite e.V. http://doi.org/10.5438/0012

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Schema

DataCite Metadata Working Group. (2016). DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data. Version 4.0. DataCite e.V. http://doi.org/10.5438/0013

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Changes

Changes in this version include:

  • Changing resourceTypeGeneral from optional to mandatory
  • Addition of a new property: FundingReference, with subproperties funderName, funderIdentifier, awardNumber, awardURI and awardTitle. Deprecation of contributorType “funder”
  • Addition of new optional subproperties for creatorName and contributorName: familyName and givenName
  • Addition of a new relatedIdentifierType option “IGSN”
  • Addition of a new subproperty for GeoLocation “geoLocationPolygon”, and changing the definition of the existing GeoLocation subproperties (geoLocationPoint and geoLocationBox)

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