May 21, 2022

Metadata: Dataverse Data Repository Project Announces Support for

From the Dataverse Blog:

2017-12-10_11-11-01Search results account for a large portion of traffic to datasets published online. For example, since Dataverse 4 was released in June 2015, at least a fifth of the traffic to dataset pages in the largest Dataverse installation, Harvard Dataverse, has come from search engines, mostly Google. Giving search engines and other systems richer metadata to index datasets will help people find data faster.


This past summer, Dataverse added citation metadata to the markup of dataset landing pages, using the Dublin Core standard to enhance web discoverability of datasets and help browser plugins export metadata to reference managers like Zotero and Endnote. In November, the team consulted with members of the Dataverse community for its latest push to publish similar citation metadata using

Dataverse uses the dataset “type” and its set of recommended properties, taking cues from Google’s guidelines and the ways in which several other repositories are using to describe datasets.

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Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.