Title: A critical introduction to metadata for e-science and e-research

Authors: Emmanouel Garoufallou; Christos Papatheodorou

Addresses: Department of Library Science and Information Systems, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, PO Box 141, GR-574 00, Thessaloniki, Greece ' Database & Information Systems Group (DBIS), Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing, Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, GR-49 100, Corfu, Greece; Digital Curation Unit, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, 'Athena' Research Centre, Athens 15125, Greece

Abstract: Scientific research is moving towards multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration and therefore powerful tools and infrastructures based on interoperability principles are needed to support this trend. This paper introduces the special issue on the metadata for e-science and e-research of the International Journal on Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies. This special issue seeks to draw attention to the on-going challenges that scientists and systems developers face in the area of metadata and data management for e-science and e-research. In particular, the objectives of this special issue are (a) to present some of the latest research in this field, especially in relation to the use of metadata for addressing challenges associated with the management of scientific and research data across a broad range of applications; and (b) to highlight some of the challenges associated with the use of metadata, and encourage further research in this area. The special issue includes four papers reporting innovative approaches to key issues in the area of metadata for e-science and e-research, such as metadata modelling and standardisation, data quality and data re-use.

Keywords: e-science; e-research; metadata standards; metadata interoperability; data quality; research collaboration; data management; scientific research; research data; metadata modelling; data reuse.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2014.059143

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2014 Vol.9 No.1, pp.1 - 4

Available online: 05 Feb 2014 *

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