After introducing The State of Scholarly Metadata: 2023 interactive report this April at the London Book Fair, we have continued to facilitate conversations about the importance of quality metadata with those in scholarly communications. As part of our goal to continuously explore these challenges with the broader community, CCC is pleased to host a virtual panel, The State of Scholarly Metadata in 2023: Industry Insights From Around the Globe, on Thursday, 20 July at 11 AM EDT.
The perspectives of the stakeholder groups included in the report will be represented as panelists discuss the impact on the open scholarly community when metadata management isn’t prioritized and explore pragmatic solutions for future improvement. Panelists will include Randy Townsend, Editor in Chief, GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing, President, SSP; Ana Heredia, PhD, Affiliate Senior Associate, Maverick Publishing Specialists; and Wolfgang Mayer, Head of E-Resource Management, University of Vienna; in a session I will moderate with Deni Auclair of Media Growth Strategies.
This session will build on the effort Deni and the CCC team undertook to examine metadata management across the research lifecycle, particularly how it impacts the transition to open access (OA). The key element of that exercise was conducting interviews with dozens of community members to map the complexities, breakages, and value of metadata across all research stages. As we conducted these interviews, it became abundantly clear that whether we were speaking to a researcher, publisher, institution, funder, or service provider, metadata is the throughline that connects the various aspects of the scholarly research process, and when gaps exist, everyone feels pain. In this webinar, speakers will share some of the most significant challenges facing the industry and discuss progress toward actionable solutions.