Datacite to EML mappings

To understand how the IPT produces the DataCite metadata from the EML and IPT resource properties you can refer to the mappings below.

Mappings

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  • DataCite property: lists the name of the DataCite metadata property

  • Obl.: Obligation, the property is (M) mandatory, (R) recommended, and (O) optional

  • Occ: Occurrence/cardinality, the property is (1-n) required and repeatable, (1) required but not repeatable, (0-n) optional and repeatable, (0-1) optional but not repeatable

  • IPT/EML property: IPT resource property, or EML property the DataCite property maps to

DataCite property Obl. Occ. IPT/EML property

identifier

M

1

resource DOI

identifierType

M

1

“DOI” - controlled value

creator

M

1-n

resource creator (plus associate parties with role originator)

creatorName

M

1

resource creator name

nameIdentifier

R

0-1

resource creator ORCID

nameIdentifierScheme

M

1

ORCID (mandatory if nameIdentifier is used)

schemeURI

O

0-1

http://www.orcid.org

contributor

R

0-n

resource contact, metadataProvider, and associatedParties with various roles

contributorName

R

1

resource contact name (mandatory if contributor is used)

contributorType

R

1

“ContactPerson” - controlled value (mandatory if contributor is used). Other role to controlled value mappings: author→"Other", contentProvider → “DataCollector”, custodianSteward → “DataManager”, distributor → “Distributor”, editor → “Editor”, metadataProvider → “DataCurator”, owner → “RightsHolder”, principalInvestigator → “ProjectLeader”, processor → “Producer”, publisher → “Producer”, user → “Other”, programmer → “Producer”, curator → “DataCurator”

nameIdentifier

R

0-1

resource contact ORCID

nameIdentifierScheme

R

1

ORCID (mandatory if nameIdentifier is used)

schemeURI

R

0-1

http://www.orcid.org

title

M

1-n

resource title, and titles in other languages using xml:lang attribute

titleType

O

0-1

“translatedTitle”

publisher

M

1

resource’s publishing organization. The choice of publisher must correspond to the organization against which the dataset is ultimately registered.

publicationYear

M

1

resource’s publication year

subject

R

0-n

resource’s keyword(s)

subjectScheme

R

0-1

Thesaurus/Vocabulary if not URI

schemeURI

R

0-1

Thesaurus/Vocabulary if URI

date

M

0-n

resource publication date (could also do temporal coverage dates)

dateType

M

1

“created” for initial publication, and “updated” for subsequent publications (mandatory if date is used). Other temporal coverage date types to controlled value mappings: Single date → “Valid”, Date range → “Valid”

language

O

0-1

resource language (ISO-639-1, e.g. “en”)

resourceType

R

0-1

resource datasetType/datasetSubtype

resourceTypeGeneral

R

1

“Dataset” - controlled value (mandatory if resourceType is used)

alternateIdentifier

O

0-n

GBIF Portal dataset page URL and IPT public resource page URL

alternateIdentifierType

O

1

“URL” - controlled value (mandatory if alternateIdentifier is used)

RelatedIdentifier

R

0-n

previous resource DOIs

relatedIdentifierType

R

1

“DOI” - controlled value (mandatory if RelatedIdentifier is used)

relationType

R

1

“IsNewVersionOf” - controlled value (mandatory if RelatedIdentifier is used). Additional relationTypes that could be described include: bibliographic citations using 'cites' relationship, relationship to external data using 'isVariantFormOf' relationship, relationship to eml.xml using 'HasMetadata' relationship

relatedMetadataScheme

O

0-1

GBIF Metadata Profile (used with HasMetadataFor relation)

schemeURI

O

0-1

http://rs.gbif.org/schema/eml-gbif-profile/1.0.2/eml-gbif-profile.xsd (used with HasMetadataFor relation)

schemeType

O

0-1

XSD (used with HasMetadataFor relation)

Format

O

0-n

“DwC-A” - free text value

Size

O

0-n

resource’s number of records, or size of DwC-A in MB

Version

O

0-1

major\_version.minor\_version (used in conjunction with RelatedIdentifier to indicate information updates to resource)

rights

O

0-n

resource’s IPR (complete title e.g. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

rightsURI

O

0-1

resource’s IPR’s URI (e.g. http://creativecommons.org/lincenses/by/3.0

Description

R

0-n

resource description, with descriptions in multiple languages specified using xml:lang attribute

descriptionType

R

1

“Abstract” - controlled value (mandatory if Description is used). Additional descriptions can be described for methods, with descriptionType “Methods”

geoLocationBox

R

0-1

resource bounding box (first pair is SW point, second pair is NE point, e.g. 41.090 -71.032 42.893 -68.211)

geoLocationPlace

R

0-1

resource geographic description, free text.