Given the fact that various services, such as archives, libraries, university data repositories or research data centers, are providing nationally and internationally distributed, heterogeneous databases, the question increasingly arises how data can be described and found in the context of various disciplines as well as in the social science context.
In the framework of the topic "Interoperable Metadata", GESIS is exploring how existing metadata standards (e.g. DDI, Dublin Core, DataCite, da|ra) can be used to develop networked infrastructures for finding research data. For this purpose, it is necessary that the metadata in the different systems can be mapped to one another, that means that they are compatible with one another. First results, such as the use of the metadata of the GESIS Dataset Catalog (DBK) in the B2Find (EUDAT)catalog as well as the OpenAire system, show how these networked catalogs enable the integrated search of research data from different scientific disciplines.
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