Application Profile Overview¶
OpenAIRE builds on the DataCite Metadata Schema v3.1 by making some of the otherwise optional DataCite properties mandatory, as well as enforcing specific encoding schemes on the values of some DataCite properties. The table below details the differences from the DataCite Metadata Schema.
Within OpenAIRE the use of fields are either:
- Mandatory (M) = the field must always be present in the metadata record. An empty element is not allowed.
- Mandatory when applicable (MA) = when the value of the field can be obtained it must be present in the metadata record.
- Recommended (R) = the use of the field is recommended.
- Optional (O) = the property may be used to provide complementary information about the resource
The recommended status is made primarily to encourage users to input certain properties when creating a metadata record to enhance services.
The table below details only differences from the DataCite Metadata Schema v3.1. Please refer to the DataCite Metadata Schema v3.1 for definition of properties and their encoding schemes: http://schema.datacite.org/meta/kernel-3/index.html