the RIOXX metadata application profile and guidelines

News from 2013

I have been working with Brigitte Jörg of the CERIF Support Project to consider how the RIOXX application profile might be expressed in CERIF. CERIF has become the de-facto standard for data exchange between Current Research Information Systems (CRIS), particularly in Europe. In the spirit of working as openly as possible, we are sharing our thinking about this as we go. One particularly interesting aspect of this has how CERIF might handle the way in which we express cardinality constraints in the RIOXX profile (e.

The RIOXX team are pleased to announce the release of version 1.0 of the RIOXX Guidelines and Application Profile. To support the development of related software, an XML schema (XSD) has also been published Please feel free to comment on any of this work by emailing the RIOXX team at admin@rioxx.net

A minor update to the RIOXX application profile (v0.91) has been published, and a draft XSD schema intended for validation of RIOXX records has been made available. Comments on either or both are welcome. RIOXX application profile v0.91 RIOXX XSD schema These releases should be considered as 'release candidates'. Work is under way to develop plugins/patches for both ePrints and DSpace to help institutional repositories to implement the guidelines and application profile.

We are pleased to announce that version 0.9 of the RIOXX guidelines and application profile are available for public comment: UK Metadata Guidelines for Open Access Repositories RIOXX application profile These releases should be considered as 'release candidates'. Work is under way to commission plugins/patches for both ePrints and DSpace to help institutional repositories to implement the guidelines and application profile. The technical specifications for this work will also be made freely available for developers to implement support for other platforms.

The most important requirement for RIOXX is to provide a way to collect basic information about how research outputs (especially papers) have been funded. That is to say, we need to collect two types of information for a given paper: the funder the project or grant ID under which this research output was funded RIOXX has at its heart a simple application profile of Dublin Core, the better to fit naturally with existing technical infrastructure and to be easily implemented.

We are please to announce that version 0.8 of the guidelines and application profile is available for public comment. There is still some work to do, but we anticipate that the final version (1.0) will not depart from the current version significantly. Please do comment on this version - it is quite likely that this will be the final public consultation before we publish version 1.0. You can comment either directly on the page or by emailing one of the project team.