Databib (http://databib.org) is a searchable catalog of hundreds of research data repositories that includes information about who can submit and reuse data. Data repositories are classified by subject.
Databib is a free, community-driven, annotated bibliography and catalog of research data repositories. Users can search and browse for information about a data repository including its title, URL, who maintains the repository, a description of the repository, its use and deposit policies, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and annotations from other users. Databib was created to help answer questions such as:
- Which repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data to?
- How do users find relevant data repositories and discover datasets that meet their needs?
- How can librarians help patrons find and integrate datasets into research, learning, and teaching?
- Where can funding agencies find data resulting from research that they sponsored?
A Board of Editors reviews and approves additions, edits, and annotations that can be submitted by any user of the system.
The content of Databib is made available in a wide variety of ways to facilitate integration of information about data repositories into other environments, including RSS, OpenSearch, Linked Data, RDF/XML, and integration with over 300 popular social network platforms such as Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. Databib content is made available to the public domain using the Creative Commons Zero protocol, and the project endorses the Principles of Open Bibliographic Data.