[Esip-preserve] Assigning DOIs to data set versions?

John Scialdone jscialdo at ciesin.columbia.edu
Wed May 27 12:39:26 EDT 2020


At SEDAC, we assign DOIs to data sets, superceded versions of data sets,
and documentation. We then point these DOIs to Data Set Landing pages and
Data Set Documentation pages, respectively.

Thank you,
John Scialdone

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 12:32 PM Matthew Mayernik via Esip-preserve <
esip-preserve at lists.esipfed.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a question about how you all are dealing with version tracking and
> DOIs. I am familiar with the ESIP data citation recommendation that talks
> about "major" vs "minor" versions, but I am curious about how this is
> actually being implemented.
> Does your repository assign DOIs for each denoted version, e.g. version 1,
> version 2, etc? Do you assign DOIs for incremental version changes, e.g.
> version 1.2 or version 2.3? What constitutes a version change in these
> cases? Does anybody assign DOIs to any change at all regardless of how
> large (e.g. a wording update in metadata)? Does anybody not assign new DOIs
> regardless of any versioning or dataset changes?
> I'm asking because we are bringing in a fairly complex group of datasets
> into one of our NCAR repositories, and tracking versions is not at all
> straightforward. Since we intend to assign DOIs to the data, we're working
> through the above scenarios with no clear optimal outcome yet.
> Any input on how you are actually implementing the ESIP recommendations
> (or others) on this would be much appreciated,
> Best,
> Matt
> Matthew Mayernik, Ph.D.
> NCAR Library
> National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
> University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
> Boulder, CO
> mayernik at ucar.edu
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