rioxx – RIOXX Metatdata Profile and Guidelines
These Guidelines are designed to mitigate the detrimental effects of divergent interpretation of the standards that exist in the open access repository space – OAI-PMH for example – by advocating a common approach. They are not data entry instructions but the guidelines do provide the means to map your data entry processes to the required format. Adopting a common approach through the use of generally-used guidelines has the potential, therefore, to reduce ambiguity, boost the extent to which metadata can be harvested efficiently, enhance the accuracy and value of services built on metadata harvesting and aggregation processes and improve confidence in the veracity of reports based on metadata. The RIOXX application profile and guidelines are being developed in consultation with UKCoRR. This is in addition to a technical consultation which began in October and which is still open. In addition the project team have ensured as far as possible that there is a high degree of compliance between these and the OpenAIRE guidelines. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.