ARDC has developed a process with Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) that enables Research Data Australia records to be transformed to a Data Citation Index (DCI) compliant format and harvested to DCI from ARDC. This is an opt-in service that involves close collaboration between Clarivate Analytics, ARDC and provider institutions to assess records and establish business processes for the production feed. For some providers this may require optimisations to their RIF-CS metadata before a production harvest to DCI can be established.
To establish a harvest from your data source to the Clarivate Analytics Data Citation Index, please review the requirements here first.
Once you have reviewed the DCI requirements and would wish to have your eligible Research Data Australia records indexed by DCI, you must review your records first and tag records that you wish to exclude from the DCI harvest. There are 2 ways to review your records:
ARDC has created a simple web service that enables Data Source Administrators (DSAs) to preview records in their data source that have been transformed to the DCI metadata format (XML output) using the mapping.
You can also choose to export the transformed records as a file or displayed on your browser through the Data Source account 'Export Records' tool.
Some RDA data sources will contain records that are considered 'out of scope' for DCI (but in scope for RDA).
In such cases, the 'out of scope' records can be tagged in the RDA Registry where they will be programmatically excluded from the harvest to DCI but still appear in RDA. To tag these records:
create it as a 'secret' rather than 'public' tag so that it is not visible to RDA users.
If you have any queries about using the web service, or assessing your records, please contact email@example.com.