Associate Dean, Digital Programs and Information Access
Director, Digital Preservation
University of California
Karen A. Wetzel
Standards Program Manager
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
DataCite (Bracke, Abrams)
DataCite is an international consortium promoting easier access to research data on the Internet and increased acceptance of research data as a legitimate, citable contribution to the scientific record. It is focused on improving the scholarly infrastructure around datasets, and as a first step is promoting the use of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for data sets. The group will be working to establish and share best practices, identifying and solving some of the unique issues that arise with data sets. Current institutional partners are the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), the California Digital Library, Purdue University, the British Library, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), the Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (INIST), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), Australian National Data Service (ANDS), German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED), and GESIS—Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.
Supplemental Journal Article Materials: In Search of Best Practices (Wetzel)
The results of a November 2009 survey on how publishers handle supplementary materials in scientific journals have generated considerable interest within the information community. On January 22, 2010, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), and the American Psychological Association (APA) cosponsored a roundtable meeting on the need for standardized bibliographic and publishing policies for supplemental material. A group of nearly 60 stakeholders representing various journal publishers, scholarly organizations, and libraries met in order to discover if there might be an opportunity to reach some consensus on how to work with supplemental materials in a more standardized fashion for improved management, access, and discoverability. Issues discussed included: the need for a common vocabulary; consensus on citation practices of these materials; metadata requirements. This briefing will provide brief context for the meeting; describe how the topic impacts publishers, libraries, and authors alike; highlight key issues that were identified in the meeting; and provide an update on current work to create a NISO Recommended Practice on this topic.
Handout (MS Word)