Session 1D - Virtual Meeting Session

Tools and Technologies
The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Metadata & Persistent Identifiers Through the Research & Publication Cycle

When properly applied, metadata feeds into future endeavors. The importance of metadata is well known to publishers, but it is not always carried through the scholarly communications supply chain. So, in this session we have brought together success stories and cautionary tales from different stages of scholarly communications. Metadata and persistent identifiers smooth workflows and transitions between systems, enable analytics and discovery, and position all stakeholders for greater insight in to research activity as well as business development. We bring together stakeholders, such as funders, workflow vendors, metadata specialists, and publishers, to address the values and potential we can realize thanks to metadata. Practically speaking, we will hear stories of success and gain insight into the challenges and barriers which are preventing us from using metadata and persistent IDs most effectively.

This session is included in the Virtual Meeting.


Christine Orr, Ringgold, Inc.
Christine Orr is Sales Director for Ringgold Inc. She supports Ringgold's client base of publishers and intermediaries, helping them to improve data quality and interoperability, exploit the business intelligence within their own data, and explore the market for their content. Prior to joining Ringgold, Christine spent 15 years with the Optical Society of America and the American Institute of Physics, helping them to navigate the institutional market for legacy journals. She holds an MLS. Twitter Handle: RinggoldInc, chrissorr


Bruce Rosenblum, Inera Inc.
Bruce Rosenblum is CEO of Inera Incorporated. He has more than 35 years of experience designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He heads up software development activities at Inera, including the design and development of eXtyles and Edifix. He also consults on the design of electronic production workflows and application of XML in publishing. He developed the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema, co-authored the original NLM DTD, is an active member of the JATS and BITS working groups, and is co-chair of the NISO STS working group. He served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013. His 16 years of joint work with CrossRef earned Inera and CrossRef the 2014 NEPCo Publishing Collaboration Award.
Sarah Whalen, AAAS
Sarah Whalen is the Director of Business Strategy and Portfolio Management at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In this role, she manages publishing projects and processes for the Science brand that focus on strategic framework development and oversight, the Science family of journals, product development, and international initiatives.  Her previous roles have included journal production management at Wiley and Elsevier, international book production and foreign rights at Penguin Random House, and sales and marketing at St. Martin’s Press.  She has a Master’s degree in International Journalism from the University of Westminster, London, and is a member of the Metadata 2020 metadata recommendation and element mapping project team.
Mary Seligy, Canadian Science Publishing
Mary Seligy is a senior business analyst at Canadian Science Publishing, where, among other things, she sets the direction and guidelines for the organisation's content encoding in XML. She is also a steering committee member of JATS4R, an inclusive working group of scholarly publishing organisations whose mission is to optimise the encoding of metadata and other journal article objects in XML for exchange among machines.
Jennifer Goodrich, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
As Director of Product Management at CCC, Jennifer Goodrich leads the development and evolution of the RightsLink® Author platform, an innovative e-commerce platform that automates the payment and collection of article publication charges (APCs) for OA publications of every kind, including Gold, Hybrid, and Retrospective. Jen and the RightsLink team work closely with publishers, authors, manuscript management systems, standards organizations as well as academic and funding institutions to ensure the platform meets the needs of the Open Access stakeholders.
Howard Ratner, CHORUS
Howard is the driving force behind CHORUS.  Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired ORCID, and was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of Crossref and CLOCKSS. He was President of SSP from 2014-2015 and served on its board from 2010-2012 and 2013-2016. He is an active member of the Metadata 2020 and SCHOLIX initiatives and the STM Future Labs. Before joining CHORUS, Howard was Chief Technology Officer for Nature Publishing Group where he was in charge of global web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products.  Howard also held positions at Springer and John Wiley & Sons. Twitter Handle - @hratner