Originially part of the ACOUA project, based on https://github.com/UB-LMU/datacite-metadata-generator
increase formular width to improve readability of fields
red border-color for rights elements that needed it
updated version string
Revisions based on SSAfeedback
Version string update
Subjects: instructions aligned with SSA documentation and ACOUA metadata check
Dates moved to mandatory, set one by default
Added version statement under the HTML form and in the generated XML
Added short explanation of mandatory/optional elements and fields
main subfields marked in red as proposed by SSA
Access rights based on SSA's specs
Warning about dates in the Recommended section
Various data entry hints
Readability improvement for repeatable tags: creators, rights...
Given name/family name actually mandatory according to Metatada Vademecum
This is a single HTML form which can be used to generate DataCite Metadata Kernel 4.3 XML.
It is the updated version of Marcin Paluch's metadata generator. Metadata is generated by populating text boxes and selecting values from drop-downs. The results can then be saved to a file. The main goal of this form was to create a tool which does not require any installation, extra libraries, or an application server, just download and go.
This update was created by Osman Cakir from the IT-Group for the Humanities (ITG) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The work is part of the project "eHumanities – interdisziplinär" and is mentioned in the DataCite Best Practice Guide.
The ITG code was then forked by Alain Borel from EPFL Library (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland). Adaptations for EPFL include better Datacite schema compliance and different selections for mandatory, recommended and optional fields.
- Download index.html, save under a different name if you prefer.
- Open using a browser (Firefox/Chrome/Opera recommended, or IE8+).
- Start creating metadata.
- Use 'Select All' button to copy and paste results or 'Save as file' button to save results to a file.
- JQuery 3.5.1
- Currently the 'save to file' feature does not work in Safari.
- The form does not perform any XML validation or validation against the DataCite schema.