Rioxx: The Research Outputs Metadata Schema


Current version of the RIOXX Profile

  • RCUK RIOXX Application Profile Version 2.0 Final

  • Draft version(s) of the RIOXX Profile

  • Rioxx: The Research Outputs Metadata Schema Version 3.0 Draft 2

  • Release Notes

    Version 3.0 Draft 2 (DRAFT)

    Changes since Version 2.0 Final Release:


    • Separation of project and grant data, with the creation of <rioxxterms:grants> alongside <rioxxterms:project>
    • Wider support for persistent identifier (PID) schemes across <rioxxterms:author>, <rioxxterms:contributor>, <rioxxterms:project> and <dc:publisher>, with an increased range of PID schemes recommended to reflect growing maturity in the PID landscape
    • Updates to the usage of RFC 2119 terminology throughout the profile
    • General improvements to language used in profile documentation
    • The name of the 'RIOXX Metadata Application Profile' changed to 'Rioxx: Research Outputs Metadata Schema' to better communicate its purpose
    • <ali:license_ref>, <rioxxterms:author>, <rioxxterms:contributor>, <rioxxterms:project>, <rioxxterms:version_of_record> updated to explicitly note HTTPS use where URI values are specified.
    • Removed the <ali:free_to_read> property.
    • Removed the <rioxxterms:apc> property.
    • Addition of the a new property: <rioxxterms:record_public_release_date> encoded according to ISO8601/W3CDTF.
    • <rioxxterms:publication_date> updated to specify encoding as per ISO8601/W3CDTF, including resources with seasonal publication dates.
    • Controlled list of types in <rioxxterms:type> removed and updated to specify the COAR Controlled Vocabulary Resource Type Genres.
    • Major change to the use of <dc:identifier> to accommodate multiple 'expressions' of the same 'work'. In particular, introduction of <dc:relation> and the parallel use of the 'uri', 'deposit_date', 'resource_exposed_date' and 'type' attributes. The 'type' attribute makes use of vocabulary definitions.
    • General move away from using the XML 'id' attribute across RIOXX to uniquely identify element content using URI(s) and the introduction of the 'uri' attribute. This change specifically affects <rioxxterms:author>, <rioxxterms:contributor>, <rioxxterms:publisher> and <rioxxterms:type>.

    Version 2.0 Final

    This is an updated version of the RIOXX application profile, enhanced following the outcomes of the V4OA project.

    Changes since version 1.0

    Version 1.0

    This is the initial release of the RIOXX application profile