Requesting Your Feedback on DataCite Metadata Schema Changes

The DataCite Metadata Working Group is sharing a new Request for Comments with several proposed schema changes. This proposal includes:

  • Making the Language property repeatable and recommended
  • Documentation updates to clarify supported language codes
  • Adding a new dateType: Coverage
  • Adding two new relatedIdentifierTypes: RRID and CSTR
  • Adding a new contributorType: Translator
  • Adding two new relationTypes: IsTranslationOf and HasTranslation
  • Adding a new resourceTypeGeneral: Project

We welcome your input on the Request for Comments through 6 May 2024.