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Re: Data citation principles

From: Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:10:16 -0500
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFFB87FE95.4D2D1D29-ON85257C8C.0058890F-85257C8C.0058D4AD@us.ibm.com>

The citation principles are useful.  We just had a call with the CIO of 
Palo Alto two weeks ago in which we asked him if he was documenting the 
lineage, including public official signoffs, of their published data and 
of course they are not.  No one publishing Open Data is doing this yet.

Endorsing these principles and including them in our Best Practices is 
very helpful.  But we can go further in the vocabularies by documenting 
specifically how these principles can be implemented in metadata, which 
would be very powerful.

Thank you!

Best Regards,


Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"

Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
02/27/2014 04:49 AM
Data citation principles

Dear all,

I have been part of an international group that developed a set of 'Data 
citation principles' to be used in scholarly communications when referring 
to data. The group did a good job (I believe) in synthesizing a number of 
independent initiatives that existed before (see 
http://www.force11.org/node/4785 for the list of participants). The 
principles are here:


I guess this is very relevant to this group as a background information.

There is also the possibility of 'endorsing' those principles; this can be 
done either as individuals or as institutions:


Any endorsement is of course welcome (the page opened yesterday, so the 
number of endorsement is still low at this moment:-) The more the 


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