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JISC calls for openly-accessible metadata

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A JISC-funded taskforce is arguing that unlocking the descriptive information about digital content, articles, books and research is the key to making it more useful. According to the taskforce, making all UK metadata openly accessible would make the resources themselves more visible and would make it easier to build innovative new ways for researchers, teachers and students to explore resources.

Already, 12 organisations in the UK have signed up to a new set of open metadata principles. JISC is inviting all publicly-funded organisations including universities, colleges, libraries, museums and archives to make the same commitment.