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Data Set #22

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rmzelle opened this issue Jan 19, 2011 · 14 comments
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Data Set #22

rmzelle opened this issue Jan 19, 2011 · 14 comments
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@rmzelle rmzelle commented Jan 19, 2011

There have been requests for a "Data Set" item type, but the idea is still rough.

https://github.com/ajlyon/zotero-bits/wiki/DatasetType

Related CSL schema ticket: citation-style-language/schema#74

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@erazlogo erazlogo commented Jan 25, 2011

What about the archival collection type? Here are discussion and ticket:

https://www.zotero.org/trac/ticket/661
https://www.zotero.org/trac/ticket/1023
http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/2981/styling-archival-material/
http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/391/1/hierarchical-item-relationships/#Item_48

These are now included in library catalogs and can be imported into Zotero. It would be a great aid in research, archives need to be cited in bibliographies, and this would need to be implemented in hierarchical item types anyway.

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@avram avram commented Jan 25, 2011

Elena: Are you suggesting that archival collections and data sets could share a new type? I see some conceptual connection between the two, but I think they differ enough in presentation (data sets are often more like articles in citation, right?) that they'll need to be treated differently.

Could you draft a proposal for archival collections as a type and create a new issue for them?

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@avram avram commented Mar 23, 2011

The RIS translator has the comment:
// TODO: DATA, MUSIC
That is, we would like to support datasets for importing from RIS. Maybe someone can describe what Endnote puts in a dataset item?

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@adam3smith adam3smith commented Jun 11, 2011

Dataset should probably have type/genre/medium field - some styles like APSA call for a label such as "computer file" etc. We also need to think about the distinction between producer and distributor, see e.g. here:
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/data/citingdatasets.html
I think archive could probably be used for the distributor - in that case all the archive fields should be present.

One issue with datasets is that while they can, in general, be acomodated within other item types, this is often not consistent - I think I note somewhere on the forums that they're sometimes treated like articles, sometimes like monographs and sometimes like a third, hybrid category (e.g. neither italics nor quotation marks).

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@mfenner mfenner commented Oct 18, 2011

DataCite has done some work on the metadata for datasets: http://www.cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2011/01/24/datacite-metadata-scheme-is-published/. Their required fields are Identifier, Creator, Title, Publisher, PublicationYear.

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@avram avram commented Oct 18, 2011

That looks like a great set of fields (including the optional ones). Any objections to taking this as our model? Will it cover sufficiently broad use cases?

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@adam3smith adam3smith commented Oct 18, 2011

in general yes - as I note above, we do need a distributor field in addition to the publisher field for some styles (e.g. ICQMR) - the archive field works for that, but we do need to make sure it's included.

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@mfenner mfenner commented Oct 19, 2011

Another useful data citation resource was published by the Digital Curation Centre earlier this week: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/cite-datasets. The guide also includes a section on elements of a data citation: author, publication date, title, edition, version, feature name and URI, resource type, publisher, unique numeric footprint, identifier, location. The most important ones are author, title, date, location.

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@mfenner mfenner commented Oct 19, 2011

I think the DataCite metadata description as the model for a variety of reasons - especially because they already have more than one million datasets in their database and people will be citing them.

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@avram avram commented Oct 19, 2011

Any thoughts on what we'll need from CSL to make this work?

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@rmzelle rmzelle commented May 17, 2012

I just noticed that datacite.org has started to offer citeproc JSON, but they use (the invalid) "misc" as item type, since CSL doesn't have a suitable item-type. See http://datacite.org/node/63

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@rmzelle rmzelle commented May 17, 2012

Ignoring the discussion about which fields are needed to handle datasets, is there already enough of a consensus that adding a "dataset" CSL item type is a good idea? @bdarcus greenlighted it in 2009 (http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/4771/item-types/?Focus=25845#Comment_25845), and I'm in support for it as well.

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@mfenner mfenner commented May 17, 2012

I would really like to see a dataset CSL item type. Another step to make it easier to add dataset citations to tools handling references.

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@pdurbin pdurbin commented Jun 22, 2017

There's a related discussion at IQSS/dataverse#3828 (comment) and I'd like to thank @adam3smith for testing Zotero with Dataverse! We'll keep an eye on this issue.

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