Identifier schemas and research data

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Abstract

This work-in-progress paper presents the methodology and preliminary results of a study that develops a model for identifier schema evaluation and examines identifier schemas currently used for data referencing in the institutional digital repositories of the members of the Association of American Universities. The study's findings can inform librarians, repository managers, scholarly communities, and publishers about the needs and requirements for an identifier schema to help discover, aggregate, and cite data as well as the issues and problems related to current uses of identifier schemas for data.

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