On the 7th of November, I had the pleasure to attend the workshop given by the Metadata2020 group at the Charleston Conference. Metadata2020 is a collaboration project between librarians, publishers and service providers that advocates the creation of better metadata.
And as a publisher, I want to say this to other publishers: do not wait for others to come to you. Do not wait for requests to arrive, do not wait for standards to be created. Move first. Think about how to reach certain objective first. And share. Share your knowledge, your ideas and your developments, by sending short summaries of metadata challenges you are facing or have faced and managed to overcome; and/or ideas involving opportunities to collaborate on developing new solutions; to Clare Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.