October 23, 2017

New Article: “The Landscape of Research Data Repositories in 2015: A re3data Analysis”

The following article is published in the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine.

Title

The Landscape of Research Data Repositories in 2015: A re3data Analysis

Authors

Maxi Kindling
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS), Germany

Heinz Pampel
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 7.4 Library and Information Services (LIS), Germany

Stephanie van de Sandt
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS), Germany

Jessika Rücknagel
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS), Germany

Paul Vierkant
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 7.4 Library and Information Services (LIS), Germany

Gabriele Kloska
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), KIT Library, Germany

Michael Witt
Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Peter Schirmbacher
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS), Germany

Roland Bertelmann
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 7.4 Library and Information Services (LIS), Germany

Frank Scholze
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), KIT Library, Germany

Source

D-Lib Magazine
March/April 2017
Volume 23, Number 3/4
doi:10.1045/march2017-kindling

Abstract

This article provides a comprehensive descriptive and statistical analysis of metadata information on 1,381 research data repositories worldwide and across all research disciplines.

The analyzed metadata is derived from the re3data database, enabling search and browse functionalities for the global registry of research data repositories. The analysis focuses mainly on institutions that operate research data repositories, types and subjects of research data repositories (RDR), access conditions as well as services provided by the research data repositories. RDR differ in terms of the service levels they offer, languages they support or standards they comply with. These statements are commonly acknowledged by saying the RDR landscape is heterogeneous. As expected, we found a heterogeneous RDR landscape that is mostly influenced by the repositories’ disciplinary background for which they offer services.

Two (of Several) Data Tables Found in the Article

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Source: “The Landscape of Research Data Repositories in 2015: A re3data Analysis”; D-Lib Magazine; March/April 2017

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Source: “The Landscape of Research Data Repositories in 2015: A re3data Analysis”; D-Lib Magazine; March/April 2017

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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