The following article was published earlier today by Research Ideas and Outcome (RIO).
Metadata Game Changers, Boulder, Colorado
Research Ideas and Outcome (RIO) 6: e54176.
Metadata 2020: a cross-community collaboration that advocates richer, connected, reusable, and open metadata for all research outputs to advance scholarly pursuits for the benefit of society. A group of volunteers working together trying to encourage and facilitate progress towards this challenging goal. Management guru Peter Druker famously said “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”. With that in mind, several Metadata 2020 projects examined approaches to metadata evaluation and connections between evaluation and guidance. Accomplishing this progress across the broad expanse of the Metadata 2020 landscape requires connecting metadata dialects and community recommendations and analysis of multiple metadata corpora. This paper describes one framework for approaching that task and some potential examples.
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