It is not the first time we introduce our work on mapping DataCite to RDF – as already discussed in a previous post on this blog.
Some news on this front: recently, David Shotton, Jan Ashton, Amy Barton, Egbert Gramsbergen, and Marie-Christine Jacquemot, and I have started a joint collaboration for producing a new version of the DataCite ontology and for updating existing mapping document from DataCite XML terms into RDF according to the current available DataCite Specification, i.e., the DataCite Metadata Schema 3.1 released in 2014.
Today we are very proud to announce the publication of three documents, which are the result of our hard work during the past five months:
- the new version of the DataCite Ontology – part of the SPAR Ontologies and summarised by the Graffoo diagram below – has been released and introduces several new entities for modelling new kinds of identifiers related to agents;
- the updated version of the mapping document according to the aforementioned DataCite Metadata Schema 3.1, which is available on FigShare (for easy citing):
Peroni, S., Shotton, D., Ashton, J., Barton, A. J., Gramsbergen, E., Jacquemot, M.-C. (2016). DataCite2RDF: Mapping DataCite Metadata Schema 3.1 Terms to RDF. Version 3.3. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2075356;
- an example of the conversion of an existing DataCite XML document into RDF according to the aforementioned mapping document, which is available on the SPAR Ontologies website as well as on FigShare (for easy citing):
Peroni, S. (2016): Example of use of DataCite #2. figshare. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2075353.
As in the past blog posts on this topic, we warmly commend the use of this mapping and the related SPAR Ontologies (among which the DataCite Ontology) to all who wish to encode DataCite metadata in RDF, and welcome feedback on this work.