Thursday, September 10, 2015

RIOXX and OpenAIRE are metadata profiles designed to operate in overlapping contexts. Recognising this, the RIOXX team at EDINA has produced a document which explains how these profiles relate to each other. In particular, this is intended to allow 'mapping' from RIOXX 2.0 to OpenAIRE 3.0. The team at OpenAIRE assisted in this, then reviewed and approved the document.

More about the initiative, including a link to the document can be found at on the website. Comments on the document are welcomed via a section on that page.

The RIOXX Guidelines and Application Profile provide a mechanism to help institutional repositories comply with the RCUK policy on open access. RIOXX focuses on applying consistency to the metadata fields used to record research funder and project/grant identifiers and is designed to support the consistent tracking of open-access research publications across scholarly systems.

The profile and guidelines have been developed by EDINA and Chygrove Ltd (and previously by UKOLN), working closely with RCUK who have acted as sponsor and in collaboration with HEFCE who support and endorse this work. This work was aided by funding and support from Jisc.