Integrating Scholarly Publications and Research Data – Preparing for Open Science, a Case Study from High-Energy Physics with Special Emphasis on (Meta)data Models

  • Piotr Praczyk
  • Javier Nogueras-Iso
  • Suenje Dallmeier-Tiessen
  • Mike Whalley
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 343)


There is an emerging need in the research communitiy to have access to the research material beyond a publication. In an ideal scenario, scientists should have access to more than the full text: data, code, documentation and any other research output. We present here a case-study of our approach to facilitate seamless access to more than “just the paper” by integrating two complementary, heavily used, systems: Inspire and HEPData. On the one hand, Inspire, a digital library of High-Energy Physics, allows access to metadata about publications and full-text documents. On the other hand, the HEPData project has concentrated on gathering datasets behind figures and tables. We allow both systems to take advantage of a sum of their data and present a new infrastructure in Inspire making datasets equally important as publications. We also present mechanisms allowing long-term preservation of datasets and their unique identification, being an important step towards the open linked data in Inspire.


Digital Library Data Repository Open Linked Data Text Publication Seamless Access 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Praczyk
    • 1
    • 2
  • Javier Nogueras-Iso
    • 2
  • Suenje Dallmeier-Tiessen
    • 1
  • Mike Whalley
    • 3
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Computer Science and Systems Engineering Dept.Universidad de ZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.IPPPDurham UniversityUK

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