THE FINDABILITY OF INFORMATION IN DATA REPOSITORIES: AN ANALYSIS OF DATAONE
KeywordsFindability of Information
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources
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AbstractIntroduction: The importance of the dissemination of research data has been increasingly debated by the scientific community in the context of Open Science, mainly to maximize the use and reuse of data from scientific research. Data Repositories aim at the storage, organization, dissemination, retrieval and preservation of research data, enhancing communication and scientific collaboration. Studies in the field of Information Science, especially Information Findability, bring significant contributions to the design and implementation of Data Repositories. Objectives: to analyze the DataONE data repository from the viewpoint of Information Findability. Methodology: the observation technique was used with the support of the evaluation tool checklist, which allows the analysis of informational environments from the attributes of Information Findability. Results: positive aspects include the use of specific metadata standards for the Earth Science community, the Ecological Metadata Language (EML), and the attribute of Responsiveness. As a negative aspect, we can notice the lack of Digital Accessibility resources. Conclusion: it is concluded that, in general, DataONE contemplates the main attributes of Information Findability, which facilitates the interaction and findability of data and information by informational subjects.