I got a question for all the metadata experts out there:
If I understand DataCite right, you'll always have one metadata record
for one single resource and as a consequence one separate metadata
file for each resource. So if you have for instance a collections of
n datasets and you want to describe the collection as a whole and also
every single dataset, you will need n+1 metadata files. These
metadata records should refer to each other via the RelatedIdentifier
property with relationType IsPartOf and HasPart respectively.
Is that understanding correct? Or is there any way with DataCite to
put the metadata for the whole collection and for the individual
datasets in one single metadata file?
If the above is correct, we might need to amend or recommendations
document to allow for multiple metadata files using one single schema.
I'd assume that a collection of dataset is a rather common use case
that we need to take into account. Maybe allow something like:
in the META-INF folder, where datacite.xml describes the collection
.xml describes dataset
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