Metadata Schema Version 2.2 released

Today a new DataCite Metadata Schema version was released.
Version 2.2 of the DataCite Metadata Schema introduces several changes, as noted below:

  • Addition of “URL” to list of allowed values for relatedIdentifierType.
  • Addition of the following values to list of allowed values for contributorType: Producer, Distributor, RelatedPerson, Supervisor, Sponsor, Funder, RightsHolder.
  • Addition of “SeriesInformation” to list of allowed values for descriptionType.
  • Addition of “Model” to list of allowed values for resourceTypeGeneral.

Version 2.2 of the DataCite Metadata Schema documentation includes these changes:

  • Provision of more examples of xml for different types of objects.
  • Explanation of the PublicationYear property in consideration of the requirements of citation.
  • A change to the definition of the Publication property, which now reads, “The name of the entity that holds, archives, publishes, prints, distributes, releases, issues, or produces the resource. This property will be used to formulate the citation, so consider the prominence of the role.”

The DOIs for the new version are:

Documentation: 10.5438/0005

XSD: 10.5438/0006

Advertisements

About datacite

Managing Agent DataCite
This entry was posted in working groups. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s