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The Re3data.org: Reservoir of Open Access to Research Data

International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2020
Author(s) Name: Rushmansaab Gurikar, Gururaj S. Hadagali | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
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Abstract

Open data and openness is a phenomenal paradigm shift in the knowledge society. The purpose of the present paper is to identify the open data repositories especially re3data.org. The authors used re3data.org registry as the source for the present study. Re3data.org is a registry which indexes the data repositories, i.e. mainly open data repositories. There were a total of 2327 repositories found during the study. The results of the study indicate that the data repositories consist the research data largely on Science and Technology discipline; the European and North American countries are the major contributors to the data repositories; the repositories indexed in re3data use variety of software; the data sets are mainly available in English language and the Dublin core metadata standard is widely used by the research data repositories.

Keywords: Open Data, Open Access, Data Repository, Research Data, Data Management, Re3data

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