by Julie Zhu (Sr. Project Coordinator, Online Service Division, American Institute of Physics) email@example.com
and Gary Pollack (VP Customer-Partner Solutions, Cengage Learning | Gale) firstname.lastname@example.org
and Ruth Wells (Journals Project Manager, IT Department, Taylor & Francis) Ruth.Wells@tandf.co.uk
and Matthew Llewellin (eProjects Manager, Royal Society Publishing) Matthew.Llewellin@royalsociety.org
Publishers, librarians, and educators understand that metadata is an increasingly important aspect of resource discovery and use. We all know that good metadata or, better yet, standards-based metadata facilitates interoperability of services provided by our knowledge-base and learning management systems; ultimately connecting the communities of end users we serve to relevant and appropriate digital content.
In the age of mostly print publications, librarians were often responsible for creating cataloging and metadata information for journals and other publications subscribed by libraries. Now in the age of electronic publications, when more and more libraries are shifting to online-only subscription models and when many libraries are facing budget and staff shortages, libraries and library service providers are calling upon the content providers to provide publication metadata in a standardized, accurate, and timely way.
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Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.