May 20, 2022

Improved Search for DataCite DOIs and Metadata Now Available

From the DataCite Blog:


Today we are announcing our first new functionality of 2019, a much improved search for DataCite DOIs and metadata. While the DataCite Search user interface has not changed, changes under the hood bring many important improvements and are our biggest changes to search since 2012.

Newly registered (and tagged findable) DOIs now appear in the DataCite Search index within a few minutes, compared with the previous up to 12 hour lag. The same is true for metadata updates or DOIs removed from the public search index (by changing the DOI state from findable to registered). Faster indexing is particularly important when related content is published at the same time, e.g. a dataset with a DataCite DOI associated with a journal article with a Crossref DOI.

The post goes on to discuss these new features:

  • Advanced DOI Search in DOI Fabrica
  • Search for Everything
  • It Solves the Deep Paging Problem

From the Data Cite Blog Post:

Not all DataCite services have been switched to the new search index, the Stats Portal and OAI-PMH service will be migrated within the next three months and continue to use the old Solr search index for now.

In the coming weeks and months we will also provide better documentation, and improve performance and fix any bugs we encounter. We will also work with our members to better understand what kind of queries they are most interested in, and how we can better support these queries in the search interface.

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About Gary Price

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.