December 2017

Dataverse 4.8.4 Release Adds Support for Schema.org

Dataverse’s latest update adds more metadata to dataset landing pages, using a community-driven vocabulary supported by major search engines to make it even easier to find open data online.

Search results account for a large portion of traffic to datasets published online. For example, since Dataverse 4 was released in June 2015, at least a fifth of the traffic to dataset pages in the largest Dataverse installation, Harvard Dataverse, has come from search engines, mostly Google. Giving search engines and other systems richer metadata to index datasets will help...

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