Metadata Best Practices
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"Metadata 2020’s Best Practices and Principles Project Group has collected links to existing metadata guidelines and best practices in order to shed light on what currently exists and whether they are applicable to the scholarly communications lifecycle. This list focuses on creating, maintaining, and distributing different types of structured information to improve discovery of articles, conference proceedings, books, and datasets produced by researchers. Some of the links offer information directed to specific audiences, including libraries, archives, publishers, content providers, or researchers, but the content can be relevant to many groups. Additionally, if you are new to working with metadata, do not be deterred by the some of the highly detailed documentation (e.g., Crossref’s Best Practices or the KBART information). A number of handbooks and other guides provide information to get you started (e.g., Cornell Repository handbook, Stanford’s Best Practices, ORCID’s Collect and Connect page, etc.). Best practices, in general, reflect agreed upon standards that help an industry or field to do its job better. The scholarly communications lifecycle works better when best practices are known and used by the community at all points of the cycle...."