CHORUS Forum: Improving Scholarly Publishing Metadata

29 September 2022 – Free online meeting
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Metadata that is omitted or incorrectly entered during a scholarly publishing workflow can have serious consequences for the findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability of that item. Likewise, transmitting incorrect metadata to others through publication or other means can impact the larger ecosystem including transformative agreements and reporting.

This CHORUS Forum will address how funders, research administrators, librarians and publishers can work together to improve scholarly publishing metadata.

Presentations and video are available below


Presented by





Session 1. Overview of weak spots of scholarly publishing metadata

Moderator: Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS (bio)


  • Andrea Medina-Smith, Data Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    Bio | Presentation | Video: 00:03:05

  • Alexander ‘Sasha’ Schwarzman, Content Technology Architect, Optica Publishing Group

    Bio | Presentation | Video: 00:16:09

  • Megan O’Donnell, Head, Research Data Services, Iowa State University, University Library

    Bio | Presentation | Video: 00:27:55

Q&A | Video: 00:39:18

Break & Interactive poll | Video: 00:55:13

Session 2. Promising solutions for improving the accuracy of scholarly publishing metadata

Moderator: Scott Dineen, Senior Director of Publishing Production and Technology, Optica Publishing Group (bio)


Q&A | Video: 01:37:15
















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