The following article was published today by Research Ideas and Outcomes.
Will James Gregg
California Digital Library
Laura A D Paglione
Spherical Cow Group
Harvard Catalyst | Clinical and Translational Science Center
Public Library of Science
Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e38698
The purpose of this literature review is to identify the challenges, opportunities, and gaps in knowledge with regard to the use of metadata in scholarly communications. This paper compiles and interprets literature in sections based on the professional groups, or stakeholders, within scholarly communications metadata: researchers, funders, publishers, librarians, service providers, and data curators. It then ends with a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the metadata supply chain which presents the network of relationships and interdependencies between stakeholders. This paper seeks to lay the groundwork for new approaches to present problems in scholarly communications metadata.
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