Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shortdoi.org

Shortdoi.org is a service to shorten these long full canonical DOI strings to something more memorable, and easy to type. It’s effectively a link shortener like bit.ly, but for digital object identifiers Looking at the system it would be trivial … Continue reading

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Using BibTeX for dataset citation

As I’ve written before we chose to use BibTeX as our lowest common denominator citation export format. Despite our focus on datasets the adoption of BibTeX came out of our researcher identification work and we were not really thinking very … Continue reading

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Using Bagit …

Pete Sefton, over at UWS, recently published an interesting post on their use of the bagit specification in their data capture applications. The Data Commons also uses bagit in its ingest mechanism, but for slightly different reasons. The genesis of … Continue reading

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