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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 3A: Will Richer Metadata Rescue Research?

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Concurrent 3A: Will Richer Metadata Rescue Research?

Improving the discoverability of content is important for our entire community–funders, authors, preprint servers, publishers, libraries, readers. Yet metadata often isn’t a strategic priority.

A global group of organizations have joined to rally us to change that and your participation is requested!

This will be a lively, interactive discussion that will seek audience input, user stories and help to prioritize goals and tactics for a new metadata advocacy campaign called Metadata 2020.

What if it was easy to provide fuller metadata? Not just the basics but also license information, funding/grant data, ORCID iDs, organization IDs, clinical trial data, and corrections and retractions?

What if clean and complete metadata was a simple case of entering once and watching that work get enriched, delivered to other systems, and contributing to research worldwide?

Metadata 2020 is a campaign but also a collaboration. Join us!

Moderator: Jennifer Kemp, Crossref
Twitter Handle: SaysJKemp

Speakers

Alice Meadows, ORCiD
Alice Meadows is Director of Community Engagement & Support for ORCID, a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected with their works and affiliations, across disciplines, borders, and time. Alice is an SSP Board member and regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen and other blogs. She was the recipient of the 2016 ALPSP award for contribution to scholarly publishing.
Twitter Handle: alicejmeadows
Judy Ruttenberg, SHARE
As the Program Director for Strategic Initiatives, Judy Ruttenberg is primarily responsible for managing the SHARE initiative, which is building a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. While at ARL, Judy has also directed the Transforming Research Libraries initiative, which included responsibility for e-research and special collections working groups. Judy works closely with her colleagues in public policy and diversity and inclusion in advancing the agenda of accessibility and universal design within ARL. Prior to joining ARL in 2011, Judy was a program officer at the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) where she coordinated the work of TRLNs collections groups, focusing on issues such as collections analysis, shared collections, and large-scale digitization.
Judy holds an MLS from the University of Maryland College Park with a specialization in archives and manuscripts, an MA in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA from the University of Michigan.
Twitter Handle: JudyRuttenburg
John Chodacki, California Digital Library
John Chodacki is Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL). As Director of UC3, John works across the UC campuses and the broader community to ensure that CDLs digital curation services meet the emerging needs of the scholarly community, including digital preservation, data management, data metrics, and reuse. In addition, John represents CDL in the global research community (funders, libraries, archives, publishers, researchers) and defines and prioritizes new and improved services for UC3. John is well-known and respected within the publishing and scholarly communication communities for his product and technology leadership. He currently serves on the board and/or committees of community organizations including Crossref, DataCite, FORCE11, Collaborative Knowledge (Coko) Foundation, and COUNTER.
Twitter Handle: chodacki
Clare Dean,
Clare Dean is a Marketing and Communications Publishing Consultant and the Community Outreach Manager for Metadata 2020. With over 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, she has worked for a variety of publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Emerald Group Publishing, and most recently as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the open access journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.