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==Questions to Address==


# What should a citation consist of?
# How can we best support appropriate citations?
# To what extent do common citation formats support this?
# What are the limitations of current digital library software systems, for displaying citation information?
# What are best practices for displaying citation information for reference manager software capture?


== What should a citation consist of? ==


The [http://datapub.cdlib.org/datacitation/ California Digital Library's Datapub blog] has a good summary of data citation basics, which document the following "core" and "recommended" components of dataset citations:
We have formed a working group on these issues, that we hope will have progress to share at the next [http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/ DLF Forum]!
'''Minimal components of a data citation:'''


Creator (Year) Title. Publisher. Identifier
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'''Core Elements'''
 
*Creator(s): Individual(s) or organization responsible for creating the dataset.
*Year: Year the dataset was published, not necessarily created.
*Title: Should be as descriptive as possible.
*Publisher: Organization that provides access to the dataset (e.g. Dryad, Zenodo).
*Identifier: Persistent, unique identifier (e.g. a DOI).


'''Additional Elements'''
*Location / Availability: The web address of the dataset is essential when the identifier can’t be used to reach the dataset.
*Version / Edition: Version of the dataset used in the present publication.  Needed to reproduce analysis of versioned dynamic datasets.
*Access Date: Date of access for analysis in the present publication. Needed to reproduce  analysis of continuously updated dynamic datasets.
*Format / Material Designator: e.g. database, CD-ROM.
*Feature Name: A description of the subset of the dataset used.  May be a formal title or a list of variables  (e.g. concentration, optical density).
*Verifier: Used to confirm that two datasets are identical.  Most commonly a UNF or MD5 checksum.
*Series: Used if the dataset is part of series of releases (e.g. monthly, yearly).
*Contributor: e.g. editor, compiler
'''''Digitized Special collections bring more to the table, however. '''' For example, many institutions prefer to include citation information for:
* the containing collection and holding institution.
* Series/subseries/box/folder information
* other?




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# ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.29-2005 (R2010) <em>[http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/12969/Z39_29_2005_R2010.pdf Bibliographic References]</em>
# ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.29-2005 (R2010) <em>[http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/12969/Z39_29_2005_R2010.pdf Bibliographic References]</em>
# The [http://datapub.cdlib.org/datacitation/ California Digital Library's Datapub blog] has a good summary of data citation basics, which document "core" and "recommended" components of dataset citations.
# Spiro, Lisa, and Jane Segal. “The Impact of Digital Resources on Humanities Research.” — Fondren Library, Rice University., n.d. Web. 2 July 2014. [https://library.rice.edu/services/dmc/about/projects/the-impact-of-digital-resources-on-humanities-research]
# Spiro, Lisa, and Jane Segal. “The Impact of Digital Resources on Humanities Research.” — Fondren Library, Rice University., n.d. Web. 2 July 2014. [https://library.rice.edu/services/dmc/about/projects/the-impact-of-digital-resources-on-humanities-research]
# Eccles, Kathryn E., Mike Thelwall, and Eric T. Meyer. “Measuring the Web Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources.” Journal of Documentation 68.4 (2012): 512–526. ProQuest. Web. 3 July 2014. [http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/00220411211239084]
# Eccles, Kathryn E., Mike Thelwall, and Eric T. Meyer. “Measuring the Web Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources.” Journal of Documentation 68.4 (2012): 512–526. ProQuest. Web. 3 July 2014. [http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/00220411211239084]
# Kelly, Elizabeth.  A guide for students on citing digitized special collection materials using Chicago, MLA, and APA citation styles [http://researchguides.loyno.edu/content.php?pid=526577&sid=4495329]
# Kelly, Elizabeth.  A guide for students on citing digitized special collection materials using Chicago, MLA, and APA citation styles [http://researchguides.loyno.edu/content.php?pid=526577&sid=4495329]
==Questions to Address==
# How can we best support appropriate citations?
# To what extent do common citation formats support this?
# What are the limitations of current digital library software systems, for displaying citation information?
# What are best practices for displaying citation information for reference manager software capture?
We have formed a working group on these issues, that we hope will have progress to share at the next [http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/ DLF Forum]!
If you are interested in helping us develop best practices and guidelines for measuring benefits of digital libraries, please join our
[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/digital-library-assessment Digital Library Assessment Google Group] and speak up!  :-)

Revision as of 17:25, 4 February 2015

Questions to Address

  1. What should a citation consist of?
  2. How can we best support appropriate citations?
  3. To what extent do common citation formats support this?
  4. What are the limitations of current digital library software systems, for displaying citation information?
  5. What are best practices for displaying citation information for reference manager software capture?


We have formed a working group on these issues, that we hope will have progress to share at the next DLF Forum!

If you are interested in helping us develop best practices and guidelines for measuring benefits of digital libraries, please join our Digital Library Assessment Google Group and speak up!  :-)



Reference resources:

  1. ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.29-2005 (R2010) Bibliographic References
  2. The California Digital Library's Datapub blog has a good summary of data citation basics, which document "core" and "recommended" components of dataset citations.
  3. Spiro, Lisa, and Jane Segal. “The Impact of Digital Resources on Humanities Research.” — Fondren Library, Rice University., n.d. Web. 2 July 2014. [1]
  4. Eccles, Kathryn E., Mike Thelwall, and Eric T. Meyer. “Measuring the Web Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources.” Journal of Documentation 68.4 (2012): 512–526. ProQuest. Web. 3 July 2014. [2]
  5. Kelly, Elizabeth. A guide for students on citing digitized special collection materials using Chicago, MLA, and APA citation styles [3]