Reasons for metadata

Reasons for metadata

During Metadata 2020’s first user workshop, we asked participants what they want to do that can be enabled by metadata, and why they feel this action is important. Each metadata reason uses the statement format As a _____ I want to ______ so I can ____.


As a Author

I want to know all research being conducted on a given topic so I can maximize the effectiveness of my own research choices.

As a Educator

I want to hear more discussion about scholarly communications for undergraduates/general public so I can teach users and students how these issues affect them.

As a Indexer in the field of religion

I want to collect significant religious conversations from the global south so I can teach users and students how these issues affect them.

As a IR Manager

I want to be able to capture all the scholarly/creative output of the university so I can grow the IR and make it a vital part of campus culture.

As a IR Manager

I want to be able to auto-ingest content/metadata from other platforms so I can be more efficient and productive.

As a IR Manager

I want to be able to post OA versions of all our faculty's publications so I can raise the profile of the university and share knowledge freely.

As a Librarian

I want to influence faculty practice/engagement with OA so I can build better understanding and awareness.

As a Librarian

I want to develop a course/workshop about writing lay summaries so I can I can help researcher disseminate their research to the public.

As a Librarian

I want to make all information freely available so I can empower people without financial resources.

As a Librarian

I want to incorporate scientific writing instruction in medical education so I can help make research dissemination more efficient.

As a Librarian

I want to learn Python or R so I can be more independent and not depend on our data scientists.

As a Librarian

I want to spend more time interning at a publisher and/or funding agency so I can gain a better understanding of the whole picture.

As a Biomedical Librarian

I want to distinguish authorship from 'group' authorship so I can use this in research assessment.

As a Scholarly Communications Librarian

I want to an efficient/reliable way to access publisher policy so I can include works in the IR quicker.

As a Scholarly Communications Librarian

I want to metadata to be entirely interoperable without the need of human intervention so I can make descriptive work faster.

As a Scholarly Communications Librarian

I want to for someone to lay out the entire scholarly communications process with links to all tools and players so I can so that I am exposed to everything I need to do my job.

As a Scholarly Communications Librarian

I want to find easy non-jargon training materials about scholarly communications technology so I can better explain to faculty.

As a Scholarly Communications Librarian

I want to easily find all the research from my institution so I can include it in the IR.

As a Scholarly Communications Librarian

I want to have more training opportunities like FSCI so I can understand these processes more easily and transfer that knowledge to others.

As a Library Director

I want to greater adoption of researcher IDs so I can help my staff spend less time on manually searching for author publications.

As a Publisher

I want to know all the books in press on a given topic so I can decide on book acceptances.

As a Publishing Editor

I want to be able to expel the stigma of open access content as being less robust so I can develop an OA platform.

As a Publishing Editor

I want to be able to put together an institutional outreach program to instruct authors in putting together a strong manuscript so I can cut down on editorial TAT[?] increasing submissions and publications.

As a Publishing Editor

I want to cut down on editorial TAT(?) increasing submissions and publications so I can reduce turn around times on each journal and increase submissions to publications.

As a Research Assistant

I want to have a 'researcher' metadata field associated with publications so I can get credit for my work.

As a Scholar

I want to find all literature on a given topic so I can do my work.