We have been talking for some time about building a new endpoint that combines Event Data, references, and relationship metadata to deliver all of the ‘relationships’ we know about in metadata via a single endpoint. The good news is that this project is nearly complete.
At the end of October we will have the first version ready. It will include reference and relationship metadata, including data citations from DataCite. The rest of Event data will soon follow.
To focus on the new infrastructure, we have decided to stop access to the Event Data query API on 30 November 2023. This is a sign of the progress that we have made on the relationships endpoint, but also recognises that Event Data has not been performing well and we have not had the resources to improve its stability. Note that both the events and Scholix endpoints will be unavailable after this date.
All Event Data will be available through the relationships endpoint. We expect to schedule the transfer by the end of the year, and the full dataset will be available at the latest by the end of January 2024. This may mean that there is a time when events are not accessible, however we will continue to collect new events and you will eventually be able to back-fill from the new endpoint.
We will announce the location of the relationships endpoint at the end of this month. The initial focus is on delivering data citations, however it will also include a large number of other relationship types. We will make notebooks available to demonstrate its capabilities and guide you on how to make queries.
On 31 October 2023 I will be demonstrating the relationships endpoint as part of the product demos during our LIVE23 event. To find out more please come along.