Scholix metadata schema for exchange of scholarly links

The Scholix initiative facilitates exchange of information about links between data and literature. The fundamental information concerns the relationship between two objects as sketched in Figure 1. 
This information about the link is issued by a party or chain of providers. 

Figure 1

A Scholix Link Information Package contains:

  • Information about the two objects
  • Information about the nature of the link and the link package itself (date, issuer, rights) 
The Scholix metadata schema is the list of all the properties in a Scholix link information package with their definitions, structure and occurrence rules. Many of the properties are optional; the schema is designed to allow bulk exchange of link information with a minimum of information relevant to the link being mandatory. 
The development of the schema began in 2016. The Scholix Guidelines Version 1.0 and Version 2.0 were issued as draft schemas. Version 3.0 was issued at the end of 2017 (see below) and is the first version of the schema to be used operationally.

Scholix Metadata Schema 3.0
Version 3.0 issued 21 November 2017.

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