DataCite Releases Metadata Generator Tool – Here’s how it works

A post I wrote this morning for the Canadian Community of Practice for Research Data Management in Libraries about the new DataCite Metadata Generator Tool.

Canadian Community of Practice for Research Data Management in Libraries

Last week DataCite – the international registry of data citations – released a new tool designed to allow users to create metadata using text inputs through a quick and easy form in HTML.  What’s great about this tool is that it doesn’t require any software installation whatsoever, and it represents DataCite’s most recent version of their metadata schema – version 3. I tried out the tool myself and found it to be quite useful. The tool is very easy to install – DataCite’s description page of the metadata generator provides a link to a GitHub page. From there, you simply have to find the download option, and save the link with a .html file extension. Then, you can open the html file, and start generating metadata. I’ve included some screenshots of the tool below to give a clearer picture:

DataCite Mandatory Metadata

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These elements represent DataCite’s most minimal metadata…

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