EDDI Conference System, EDDI13 – 5th Annual European DDI User Conference

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Metadata Management for Research Data with DBKfree
Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen

Last modified: 2013-10-31


DBKfree is the open source version of the Data Catalogue software DBK that the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences uses to manage the documentation of research data in the archive. It can be used to document internal workflows regarding long-term archiving as well as building a web site with a catalogue for users to search and find archived research datasets. With DBKfree, a broad study description may be generated that is compliant with and may be exported to DDI-Codebook and DDI-Lifecycle. Integrated into DBKfree is the possibility to register DOI Names with da|ra, the GESIS service for persistent identifiers. The metadata schema of DBKfree is compliant to da|ra as well as to DataCite. Another function of DBKfree is the download possibility or the shopping cart order for documents and datasets, which may be configured in multiple ways. The presentation will show a general overview about DBKfree from a user's and a provider's view, and highlight new developments in version 2.0. Special attendance will be given to supported metadata formats like DDI.

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