A Curation.xsd major revision will be released on October 26,2009. Note the schema posted is being tested and may be modified based on test results. Please check back regularly for updates and the final release date.
The revision will contain the following changes:
- The Authors element has been changed to include a new Author element, which includes elements FirstName, MiddleName, LastName, Initials, Suffix, etc. The new Authors element will replace the existing Authors element that contains a single string value, allowing for more control over the format of the authors' names.
- The PubmedId element is now required when using an Article element.
- A new element, DateLastUpdated, has been added. This element will provide the date the reference was last updated by IEDB staff. For new references this date will be the date the reference was approved. All references created before October 26, 2009 their DateLastUpdated value initially set to October, 26 2009.
The IEDB XML database export available on October 26th will be updated according the changes listed above.