Dataset Open Access
La Bruzzo, Sandro; Manghi, Paolo; Mannocci, Andrea
Research in information science and scholarly communication strongly relies on the availability of openly accessible datasets of metadata and, where possible, their relative payloads. To this end, CrossRef plays a pivotal role by providing free access to its entire metadata collection, and allowing other initiatives to link and enrich its information. Therefore, a number of key pieces of information result scattered across diverse datasets and resources freely available online. As a result of this fragmentation, researchers in this domain end up struggling with daily integration problems producing a plethora of ad-hoc datasets, therefore incurring in a waste of time, resources, and infringing open science best practices.
The latest DOIBoost release is a metadata collection that enriches CrossRef (October 2019 release: 108,048,986 publication records) with inputs from Microsoft Academic Graph (October 2019 release: 76,171,072 publication records), ORCID (October 2019 release: 12,642,131 publication records), and Unpaywall (August 2019 release: 26,589,869 publication records) for the purpose of supporting high-quality and robust research experiments. As a result of DOIBoost, CrossRef records have been "boosted" as follows:
Note that this records comes with two relationships to other results of this experiment:
|All versions||This version|
|Data volume||174.6 TB||152.4 TB|