Metadata standards: A golden age arrives? – Christine Orr at STM

Chrtistine Orr, Ringgold’s North American Sales Director, spoke alongside ORCID, CrossRef, and CASRAI at the joint Copyright Clearance Center/STM Association webinar on 21 April 2016.

Metadata standards for describing information about authors, institutions, and funders make possible a high level of precision and clarity on published research and data. Together, standards promise even more: An interoperable world of scientific and scholarly information where end-to-end workflow solutions drive innovation and collaboration.

Recent developments suggest a Golden Age looms for STM publishers, brought on by widespread adoption of standards. Have we reached the tipping point, at last? Are publishers united in their enthusiasm? Will authors prove to be the last piece in the puzzle?