Every DOI name is linked to a set of metadata; a collection of bibliographical and content information, referring to the registered dataset (title, author, publication date, copyright etc.) more.
Here you can find a brief description as well as a detailed documentation of the da|ra metadata schema version 3.1 (Released November 19th, 2014) plus the xsd schema and xml examples for all resource types. Please note that da|ra Metadata Schema Version 3.0 (see Archive) is still valid and can also be used.
|xsd schema file (doi:10.4232/10.mdsxsd.3.1)||xsd||zip|
|xml example: Collection||xml||zip|
|xml example: Dataset||xml||zip|
|xml example: Text||xml||zip|
|xml example: Video||xml||zip|
|xml example: Image||xml||zip|
|xml example: Audio||xml||zip|
|xml example: Interactive Resource||xml||zip|
Prior versions of the da|ra metadata schema can be found at the archive.
The white list of characters describes elements with limitations.
da|ra web service (API)
The da|ra Web service (API) enables you to work automated with our DOI registration service without being forced to log in to your existing da|ra user account (obtain a user account) at the web page. Please mind the description of the current da|ra metadata schema including the xsd schema file.
da|ra API reference for data centers version 1.0 (October 10th, 2012)
We offer a special interface for prospective publication agents. Please contact the respective contact person to obtain a test account.
The Search&Access-API is a service for checking the availability of the da|ra system (isAlive) and searching the metadata via a web service.
da|ra logo formats
The instruction states all necessary information for the creation and editing of your logo:
OAI-PMH Data Provider
da|ra offers access to the metadata of the registered research data using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). The da|ra OAI-PMH Data Provider is able to disseminate records in the following formats: DDI-Lifecycle 3.1 und OAI DC.
Please consult the specification for implementation details: