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Project Groups Underway Metadata Update: In the digital age, there is a growing view that content which cannot be discovered, linked or acquired electronically may as well not exist. Demands are increasing for content to become more interoperable, discoverable and machine readable and we have a parallel challenge to manage all aspects of the underlying metadata across content creators, aggregators and consumers.
Metadata is a collaboration that advocates richer, connected, and reusable, open metadata for all research outputs, which will advance scholarly pursuits for the benefit of society. Working towards a shared vocabulary, set of best practices and awareness for the greater good, this multifaceted effort is designed to facilitate communication between disparate communities.
Because our scope is broad, the findings of Metadata are less about being prescriptive, and more about bridging gaps in understanding, technology and workflows that impede research, publishing or re-using content. The project groups span the lifecycle of metadata: Overall, each project team shares a common overarching goal: Each project group varies in size from a few people to two dozen and includes volunteers from across the industry with varying backgrounds, expertise and motivations.
The more we work in the wide world of cross-functional teams and release trains, supporting a range of customers across many disciplines, the more critical it is that we recognize and address these challenges.
While the Defining the Terms group is closely aligned with others, our mission is to come up with clarifying terminology so that we can have more meaningful global discussions. To understand what should be delivered and why anyone should care, we need a common vocabulary.
We are looking to facilitate communication about metadata within and between communities. At this point, we are surveying different user groups to assess what people talk about when they talk about metadata.
We think our contribution is to disambiguate and illustrate what terms mean, independent of implementation. Incentives for Improving Metadata Quality John Brucker, Metadata Librarian, Data Operations As a metadata librarian, this project appealed because I think it can help address some of those inconsistency issues by helping the community understand the importance of metadata quality.
I believe the community needs to commit resources towards creating and maintaining good metadata. The mission of our group is to highlight downstream applications and the value of metadata for all parts of the community by telling real stories as evidence of how better metadata will support their goals.
Through my role at CCC, I can see that the quality of metadata we receive from our publishers can vary greatly. This is especially true for publication types other than books or journals, such as reports, websites, and standards.
The way I see it, this group will impact the industry by educating the industry about why they should care about metadata. Examples of this would be use cases where high-quality metadata positively impacts revenue, discoverability, and user experience.
We just implemented a new works management system to help us improve the quality of our data. Quality here is defined as completeness, accuracy, and consistency.The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices.
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the timberdesignmag.com more than 10, World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history ().Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms.
The Access project groups are working to identify and create innovative infrastructure solutions, technologies, and methodologies to make it easier to connect people to the internet. Access is focused on removing some of the blockers that can make the connection to the end user difficult.
The Global Consciousness Project, home page, scientific research network studying global consciousness. Google Groups allows you to create and participate in online forums and email-based groups with a rich experience for community conversations.
The Mexican Indigenous Textile project documents the traditional dress of Mexico’s Indigenous people. This effort began in and is on going.