DataCite Metadata Schema 4.1

Released 23 Oct 2017

Documentation

DataCite Metadata Working Group. (2017). DataCite Metadata Schema Documentation for the Publication and Citation of Research Data. Version 4.1. DataCite e.V. http://doi.org/10.5438/0014.

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Schema

DataCite Metadata Working Group. (2017). DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data. Version 4.1. DataCite e.V. http://doi.org/10.5438/0015

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Changes

  • Allowing multiple polygons per GeoLocation
  • Addition of new optional “inPolygonPoint” subproperties for polygon
  • Addition of new dateType “Other”
  • Addition of new “dateInformation” subproperty for dateType
  • Addition of a new resourceType “DataPaper”
  • Addition of three new relationType pairs: IsDescribedBy and Describes, HasVersion and IsVersionOf, IsRequiredBy and Requires
  • Addition of a new optional “nameType” attribute for Creator and Contributor. Controlled list: personal, organizational
  • Addition of a new optional “resourceTypeGeneral” attribute for relatedIdentifier. Controlled list is identical to existing resourceTypeGeneral attribute
  • Addition of optional lang attribute to Rights property

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