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Wednesday, November 7 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Metadata 2020: A holistic approach to metadata improvements for scholarly communications

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In the library community, there have been many efforts to obtain consistency regarding metadata principles, schema, and standards. However, even though much of this work has been robust and thorough, it has primarily been undertaken as by the library community. Communication and collaboration with other communities in scholarly communications will ensure that these efforts are useful and effective more broadly.

Metadata 2020 is a collaboration of over 120 librarians, publishers, service providers, data publishers and repositories, researchers and funders. We have joined forces to address multiple challenges with metadata in scholarly communications, including the need for shared best practices and principles, mapping between schema, assessing metadata evaluation tools, creating a common list of metadata definitions for widespread use across scholarly communications, and communicating incentives for metadata improvements to multiple communities.

In this session, we will outline the work undertaken to date by some of the six Metadata 2020 projects, highlighting challenges and requesting feedback and help in some areas. We will demonstrate areas in which they we have worked to achieve consistency across communities, and test some of these approaches with Charleston delegates to further assess how they resonate with the communities in attendance.

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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

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Chris Erdmann

Library Carpentry Community & Development Director, The Carpentries
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T. Scott Plutchak

Librarian, Epistemologist, --None--
In 2017 T. Scott Plutchak retired from his position as Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  From 1995 to 2014 he was the Director of UAB’s Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences.  Prior to that he was Associate Director... Read More →
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Howard Ratner

Executive Director, CHORUS
Howard is the Executive Director of CHORUS. Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system, and was active in... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center