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Crosswalk of most used metadata schemes and guidelines for metadata interoperability


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Corcho, Oscar; Eriksson, Magnus; Kurowski, Krzysztof; van de Sanden, Mark; Coppens, Frederik

This resource provides crosswalks among the most commonly used metadata schemes and guidelines to describe digital objects in Open Science, including:

  • RDA metadata IG recommendation of the metadata element set,
  • EOSC Pilot - EDMI metadata set,
  • Dublin CORE Metadata Terms,
  • Datacite 4.3 metadata schema,
  • DCAT 2.0 metadata schema and DCAT 2.0 application profile,
  • EUDAT B2Find metadata recommendation,
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Archives,
  • OpenAire Guidelines for literature repositories 4.0,
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for Other Research Products,
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for Software Repository Managers,
  • OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers,
  • Crossref 4.4.2 metadata XML schema,
  • Harvard Dataverse metadata schema,
  • DDI Codebook 2.5 metadata XML schema,
  • Europeana EDM metadata schema, 
  • Schema.org, 
  • Bioschemas,
  • The PROV Ontology.
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