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Short Description
Frontend for CrossRef and DataCite Metadata Search.
Full Description

DOI Metadata Search

An online tool for searching for works in the CrossRef or DataCite metadata
catalogue. Also allows users to find their works and add them to their ORCID profile.

This project was started as CrossRef Metadata Search tool by CrossRef, the original code repository is here. Later the code was extended to also work with the DataCite Metadata Search in a project by ORCID EU labs and the ODIN - ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network.

DOI Metadata Search combines these activities into a single codebase that works with both CrossRef and DataCite DOIs.


Using Docker.

docker run -p 8000:80 crosscite/doi-metadata-search

You can now point your browser to http://localhost:8000 and use the application.

For a more detailed configuration, including serving the application from the host for live editing and claiming works to ORCID, look at docker-compose.yml in the root folder.


We use Rspec for unit and acceptance testing:

bundle exec rspec

Follow along via Github Issues.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project
  • Write tests for your new feature or a test that reproduces a bug
  • Implement your feature or make a bug fix
  • Do not mess with Rakefile, version or history
  • Commit, push and make a pull request. Bonus points for topical branches.


doi-metadata-search is released under the MIT License.

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