Research Data Services at Universities: two examples
Frauke Ziedorn, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Germany
Abstract. The lack of access to research data is often an obstacle to interdisciplinary and international research. In the context of research data management one of the most important elements is the ability to reference the data. The use of Persistent Identifiers (PID) is an important component in ensuring long-term access to scientific data. PID facilitate data citation and are also used for linking and publication purposes, thus increasing the acceptance of research data as scientific output. Since 2009 the international consortium DataCite provides DOI names for research data. DataCite’s goal is to establish easier access to and re-use of research data and to increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record. In the workshop DataCite and its services as well as ways to participate are introduced.
Bio.Frauke Ziedorn manages the DOI service of the TIB (German National Library of Science and Technology) since 2010. She also is actively involved in DataCite. Here, she not only is part of the Metadata Working Group and the Business Practices Working Group but also assists the managing agent. Ms. Ziedorn studied Information Management at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, Germany, and is now a part time master’s student at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science.