Towards Standardization: A Participatory Framework for Scientific Standard-Making

@article{Yarmey2013TowardsSA,
  title={Towards Standardization: A Participatory Framework for Scientific Standard-Making},
  author={Lynn Yarmey and Karen S. Baker},
  journal={IJDC},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={157-172}
}
In contemporary scientific research, standard-making and standardization are key processes for the sharing and reuse of data. The goals of this paper are twofold: 1) to stress that collaboration is crucial to standard-making, and 2) to urge recognition of metadata standardization as part of the scientific process. To achieve these goals, a participatory framework for developing and implementing scientific metadata standards is presented. We highlight the need for ongoing, open dialogue within… CONTINUE READING

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