Workshop: Better Metadata Makes a Difference

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly put forth 17 goals to “transform our world”. These goals aim to tackle the big, important problems facing society. Scholarly research is critical to ensuring our collective response is timely and enduring.

Open metadata is the foundational infrastructure that fuels innovation and ensures that research is available, relevant, and used by everyone who needs it. Connected metadata bridges the gaps between systems and communities. Reusable, open metadata eliminates duplication of effort. Everyone suffers when we settle for inadequate metadata.

Help us improve the quality of metadata for research. Metadata 2020 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.

In this session, participate in several metadata activities and provide feedback that will help us to evolve them to be exciting and engaging to the broadest possible audience.

Paglione L, Hendricks G, Chodacki J. (2021, March). Miro Presentation & Collaborative Notes. Presented at the 2021 MozFest, Virtual.

Better Metadata Makes a Difference interactive session

About My Involvement in Metadata 2020

I have been coordinating/leading the volunteer community of Metadata 2020 since 2019 for one of my clients. In March 2021, I coordinated and facilitated this interactive session at the Mozilla Festival (MozFest) to encourage metadata advocacy and gather feedback on methods on which to do so. MozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.