SEP 27

Transforming Metadata: Valuing metadata in changing environments

OCLC Research hosted researchers from Ithaka S+R and MoreBrains Cooperative to discuss the challenges and opportunities of communicating the value of metadata throughout complex research lifecycles. Learn about the forces inside and outside the library shaping scholarly communications and metadata ecologies.

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  • Tracy Bergstrom, Program Manager, Collections and Infrastructure, Ithaka S+R
  • Ioana Hulbert, Researcher, Ithaka S+R
  • Alice Meadows, Cofounder, MoreBrains Cooperative
  • Richard Urban, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research Library Partnership


Transitioning to the next generation of metadata comes at a time of change in the social, political, and economic contexts in which libraries operate. This Transforming Metadata webinar features speakers whose recent publications help us better understand how these forces are shaping scholarly communication and metadata ecologies. Richard Urban (OCLC) facilitates a conversation with Ioana Hulbert and Tracy Bergstrom (Ithaka S+R) to share insights from recent studies that track perspectives and priorities among library deans and directors, focusing on challenges for articulating the value of technical and metadata services. Alice Meadows (MoreBrains) reports on her organization’s work on the cost/benefits of persistent identifier (PID) adoption throughout research lifecycles. This analysis contextualizes librarians’ professional activities within complex and diverse real-world processes. 

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27 September 2023


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Transforming Metadata Series

The Transforming Metadata Series connects you with emerging trends in the world of next-generation metadata standards, services, and platforms. At Transforming Metadata events, you’ll hear from OCLC staff and metadata practitioners about how we’re facilitating new ways of working that make libraries and their data central to contemporary research and scholarship.

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