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RIOXX 2.0 final release

The RIOXX team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the RIOXX metadata application profile and guidelines. The following resources are now available: metadata application profile guidelines for repository managers XML Schema files and resources The team would like to acknowledge the significant support in particular of Ben Ryan (RCUK) and Ben Johnson (HEFCE) in preparing this version 2.0 release, and would also like to thank the many contributors who have offered reviews, suggestions and corrections over the last few months. read more

Release Candidate 2 Released For Comment

Following further public consultation and discussion with stakeholders, we have just released RIOXX 2.0 Release Candidate 2 for comment. The changes from RIOXX 2.0 Beta 1 are detailed in the release notes, but the most significant change is that we have added a recommendation to use ISNI identifiers for for organisations when named as authors, contributors or funders. We think RIOXX 2.0 is very close to being ready for its final release and are aiming for a release date of 2015-01-09. read more

RIOXX 2.0 beta 1 released for comment

Update: This consultation will be closed for comments at 17:00 BST on Wednesday 16th July We are pleased to release a beta version of RIOXX 2.0 for public comment. RIOXX 2.0 has been developed by EDINA and Chygrove Ltd, with significant input from RCUK. This work is endorsed by RCUK and HEFCE and has been funded and facilitated by Jisc. Background RIOXX 1 was released in April 2013 to support institutional repositories in complying with open access reporting mandates from RCUK. read more

Developing a RIOXX profile in CERIF

I have been working with Brigitte Jörg of the CERIF Support Project to consider how the RIOXX application profile might be expressed in CERIF. CERIF has become the de-facto standard for data exchange between Current Research Information Systems (CRIS), particularly in Europe. In the spirit of working as openly as possible, we are sharing our thinking about this as we go. One particularly interesting aspect of this has how CERIF might handle the way in which we express cardinality constraints in the RIOXX profile (e. read more

RIOXX version 1.0 released

The RIOXX team are pleased to announce the release of version 1.0 of the RIOXX Guidelines and Application Profile. To support the development of related software, an XML schema (XSD) has also been published Please feel free to comment on any of this work by emailing the RIOXX team at admin@rioxx.net read more

RIOXX - minor updates to the application profile and a draft XSD schema

A minor update to the RIOXX application profile (v0.91) has been published, and a draft XSD schema intended for validation of RIOXX records has been made available. Comments on either or both are welcome. RIOXX application profile v0.91 RIOXX XSD schema These releases should be considered as ‘release candidates’. Work is under way to develop plugins/patches for both ePrints and DSpace to help institutional repositories to implement the guidelines and application profile. read more

RIOXX - Release candidate application profile and guidelines

We are pleased to announce that version 0.9 of the RIOXX guidelines and application profile are available for public comment: UK Metadata Guidelines for Open Access Repositories RIOXX application profile These releases should be considered as ‘release candidates’. Work is under way to commission plugins/patches for both ePrints and DSpace to help institutional repositories to implement the guidelines and application profile. The technical specifications for this work will also be made freely available for developers to implement support for other platforms. read more

Approaches to handling funders and projectIDs in a RIOXX record

The most important requirement for RIOXX is to provide a way to collect basic information about how research outputs (especially papers) have been funded. That is to say, we need to collect two types of information for a given paper: the funder the project or grant ID under which this research output was funded RIOXX has at its heart a simple application profile of Dublin Core, the better to fit naturally with existing technical infrastructure and to be easily implemented. read more

RIOXX version 0.8 available for public comment

We are please to announce that version 0.8 of the guidelines and application profile is available for public comment. There is still some work to do, but we anticipate that the final version (1.0) will not depart from the current version significantly. Please do comment on this version - it is quite likely that this will be the final public consultation before we publish version 1.0. You can comment either directly on the page or by emailing one of the project team. read more

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