DC-2017 Workshop - Metadata 2020: Accelerating Scholarly Discovery

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DC-2017 Workshop - Metadata 2020: Accelerating Scholarly Discovery

DCMI Announce

Metadata 2020: Accelerating Scholarly Discovery
   Half Day Workshop at DC-2017, Washington, DC, 26-29 October 2017

:: Workshop Facilitators: 
    Clare DeanCommunity Outreach Manager, Metadata 2020
    Chuck KosherDirector of Technology, Crossref
    Patricia FeeneyProduct Support Manager, Crossref
:: Time: 8:30-12:30 DST 
:: Date: Saturday, 28 October 2017

Early registration ends 15 September 2017. Register now and save! 
Full conference and day rates are available.


All of those who are involved in scholarly communications have the same end goal: to conduct, facilitate and/or communicate research, and have that research be discoverable. Whether they’re funders, authors, preprint servers, publishers, libraries, repositories; or the numerous tools seeking to add value through search, discovery, annotation, or analyses; so many of these organizations contribute along the way but often important details get mistyped, misrepresented, or missed out entirely.

We all face the same problem—how to include as much useful information as possible. This includes basic information but also license information, funding/grant data, ORCID iDs, organization IDs, clinical trial data, and—along the way—corrections and retractions. How can we manage the efficient entry and use of clean and complete metadata, in a way that can grow and permeate through other systems usable by all in the scholarly communications chain?

We envision a future with better metadata, not only increasing discoverability of content, but also benefiting reputation management, attribution, discoverability, efficiency, data reproducibility and reusability, in addition to future services that don’t yet exist!

A group of organizations (including Crossref, DataCite, ORCID, OpenAIRE, California Digital Library, Wikimedia, OCLC among others) have come together to rally the community around this critical issue in scholarly communications: sharing richer metadata.

Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that advocates richer, connected and reusable metadata for all research outputs with the understanding that:
  • Richer metadata fuels discoverability and innovation;
  • Connected metadata bridges the gaps between systems and communities;
  • Reusable metadata eliminates duplication of effort.
We seek input from librarians, publishers, aggregators, service providers, funders, data repositories and researchers, to share user stories and insights about the journey that metadata takes, and to help prioritize goals and tactics for Metadata 2020. Metadata 2020 is a campaign that is bigger than just one organization or sector, but a collective responsibility shared by us all.

This workshop invites contributions from specialists in the librarian community to help advance the library element of a metadata maturity model. This element will contribute to a larger maturity model in service of the wider scholarly communications community.


Clare DeanCommunity Outreach Manager, Metadata 2020

Clare Dean is the Community Outreach Manager for the advocacy campaign Metadata 2020, founded by a number of organizations including Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID. She is a publishing consultant for publishers and service providers with over 12 years experience in the scholarly publishing industry.

Chuck KosherDirector of Technology, Crossref

Chuck Koscher has been the Director of Technology for Crossref since 2002. His primary responsibility has been the development and operation of Crossref’s core services and technical infrastructure. As a senior staff member, he also contributes to the definition of Crossref’s mission and the expansion of its services such as the launch of Funding Data (formerly known as FundRef). His role includes management of technical support and back-end business operations. Chuck and his team interface directly with publisher members in dealing with issues affected by new or evolving industry practices such as those involving non-journal content like books, standards and databases. Chuck has been active within the industry having served 9 years on the NISO board of directors, and a participant in initiatives such as the NISO/NFAIS Best practice in Journal Publishing and NISO’s Supplemental Material Working Group. Prior to Crossref Chuck has over 20 years in software engineering experience primarily in the aerospace industry.

Patricia FeeneyProduct Support Manager, Crossref

Patricia Feeney oversees Product Support and has been at Crossref for 10 years. She's also worked in publishing and as a systems librarian and cataloger and knows a lot about metadata.

For additional information about the workshop and to register, visit the conference website at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2017.