Presentation Open Access
While publishing articles in all fields of science and research is a common practice, it is less common in the area of metadata and data management, especially in the DDI community. This can be seen as problematic because gained insights tend to disappear after projects are offline and the next similar project has to start from the very beginning – which is a common (and perhaps preferred) practice for most software engineers.
But: If one would subsume metadata and data management under science, sustainable research would look different and last but not least the principle “publish or perish” is relevant for many involved experts, too.
This presentation will give an overview of the current status of DDI-related publications. Furthermore the ongoing work of a related working group of the DDI Alliance will be described.