Essential maintenance to our systems is planned for the morning of 19th December 2017. Users are likely to experience disruption to online services during this period.

The UK Data Archive offices are closed from 12.30 GMT Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Online services will run unattended during this period. Season's Greetings to all our users.


Workshop: Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data7 - 08-May-12Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin

As the number of digital objects such as datasets and research papers increase, so does the complexity of the web of interdependence, references and citations.

For this complex web of knowledge and research to remain valid, meaningful and sustainable persistent identification of these objects is of great importance. Metadata and Persistent Identifiers are complementary ingredients in the world of digital object management, making it possible to find, reuse, reference, cite and link the digital content.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the role of metadata in the context of assigning Persistent Identifiers to primary data. It aims at elaborating on how metadata can be combined with Persistent Identifiers, how is best practice ensured in the framework of existing systems and which Add-On Services have already been developed on top of such systems. Additionally, the workshop will explore available tools for metadata generating and the standards in use.