September 23, 2021

New Article: “The Scholix Framework for Interoperability in Data-Literature Information Exchange”

The following article appears in a new special issue of D-Lib Magazine dedicated to the first international workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience2016) held in Hanover, Germany last September.

Title

The Scholix Framework for Interoperability in Data-Literature Information Exchange

Authors

Adrian Burton
Australian National Data Service, Melbourne, Australia

Hylke Koers
Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Paolo Manghi
Institute of Information Science and Technology — CNR, Pisa, Italy

Markus Stocker
PANGAEA/MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

Martin Fenner
DataCite, Hannover, Germany

Amir Aryani
Australian National Data Service, Melbourne, Australia

Sandro La Bruzzo
Institute of Information Science and Technology – CNR, Pisa, Italy

Michael Diepenbroek
PANGAEA/MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

Uwe Schindler
PANGAEA/MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

Source

D-Lib Magazine
January/February 2017
Volume 23, Number 1/2

Abstract

The Scholix Framework (SCHOlarly LInk eXchange) is a high level interoperability framework for exchanging information about the links between scholarly literature and data, as well as between datasets.

Over the past decade, publishers, data centers, and indexing services have agreed on and implemented numerous bilateral agreements to establish bidirectional links between research data and the scholarly literature. However, because of the considerable differences inherent to these many agreements, there is very limited interoperability between the various solutions. This situation is fueling systemic inefficiencies and limiting the value of these, separated, sets of links.

Scholix, a framework proposed by the RDA/WDS Publishing Data Services working group, envisions a universal interlinking service and proposes the technical guidelines of a multi-hub interoperability framework. Hubs are natural collection and aggregation points for data-literature information from their respective communities. Relevant hubs for the communities of data centers, repositories, and journals include DataCite, OpenAIRE, and Crossref, respectively. The framework respects existing community-specific practices while enabling interoperability among the hubs through a common conceptual model, an information model and open exchange protocols. The proposed framework will make research data, and the related literature, easier to find and easier to interpret and reuse, and will provide additional incentives for researchers to share their data.

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See Also: A New Global Framework For Linking Data And Literature: RDA And ICSU-WDS Announce the Scholix Framework (June 22, 2016)

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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