This session will address the background and initiatives related to the linking of data and the documents which present the results of the analysis of the data – i.e., the traditional scholarly record. The previous session on Research Data provides an introduction of the landscape of activities that are focusing on data publication. This session will focus specifically on papers describing initiatives in linking data citation and documents. The first presentation will discuss a recent guide from the UK Digital Curation Centre on “How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications” (2011). A paper will be given that provide perspective on citing data and the analogy to citing literature. This will be followed by a presentation on an initiative between a trade association and standards organization to explore how supplemental material should be dealt with in enriching journal articles with supporting material. Then there will be a discussion of a European initiative on data citation linking.
We will conclude with a talk from data center management experience that will discuss activities relating citing, linking, and referencing documents and text.