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Thursday, January 28 • 10:30 - 11:00
Better metadata makes a difference

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In this session, you will drop in at the Metadata Do More zoom-athon to make your contribution to metadata activism and help metadata to make 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 is key to ensuring that research can be available, relevant, and used by everyone who needs it.

Play your part, 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.

Richer metadata fuels discovery and innovation. Connected metadata bridges the gaps between systems and communities. Reusable, open metadata eliminates duplication of effort. When we settle for inadequate metadata, none of this is possible and everyone suffers as a consequence.


Helena Cousijn

Director of Community Engagement, DataCite
Helena is the director of communication at DataCite, where she is responsible for all DataCite's membership and community activities. She's committed to DataCite's mission of enabling data sharing and reuse and is especially passionate about data citation. It's important to her to... Read More →

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Laura Paglione

Upholder, Metadata 2020
Throughout my career, I have embraced my nonlinear path as an engineer, graphic designer, consultant and computer scientist. My vast experience and unique point of view have helped me build a community of clients, colleagues, mentors, and mentees around a common goal: accessible innovation... Read More →
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Laura Paglione

Spherical Cow Group
I have been actively building diverse communities for the past 10 years. Most recently my community building work has been centered on developing intentionally diverse, volunteer-based communities for global standards that consider what voices are missing from critical conversations... Read More →

Thursday January 28, 2021 10:30 - 11:00 UTC
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