Mailing List Message #113931
From: Clifford Lynch <>
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Subject: "Out of Cite, Out of Mind" report on Data Citation
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:42:15 -0400
"Out of Cite, Out of Mind" report on Data Citation
The report "Out of Cite, Out of Mind"  produced by the US CODATA group and the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), covering current practices and policies on data citation is now available. I have included the announcement below with full information.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


Dear Colleague:
The U.S. CODATA and the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report: Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data . The report was authored by the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices and edited by Yvonne M. Socha. The project was directed by the staff of the US CODATA/BRDI.
The report was published by the CODATA Data Science Journal on 13 September 2013 and is available freely and openly online at:   The document is available electronically only and was not published in print form.
The report discusses the current state of data citation policies and practices, its supporting infrastructure, a set of guiding principles for implementing data citation, challenges to implementation of good data citation practices, and open research questions. This is the second report on data citation issues that has been published by the collaboration of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group and the US CODATA/BRDI. The first report, For Attribution-Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards (2012), is freely and openly available from the National Academies Press online at:
            We are especially grateful to the volunteers who participated in the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group and the reviewers of the report, as well to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CODATA, and Microsoft Research for their financial support of this activity.
Questions or comments about the report and the project are welcome and may be directed to my attention at . Please feel free to pass this information along to others who may be interested. (Apologies for cross-posting).
Sincerely yours,

Paul F. Uhlir
Board on Research Data and Information
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