A Researcher’s Guide to Understanding Metadata Integration in Increasing Discoverability of African Research

I’m pleased to announce that Crossref, AfricArxiv, and the Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) are collaborating to run a three-part webinar series to increase awareness of supporting discoverability in Africa through metadata and integrations with scholarly research tools and systems.

This series will include talks from Crossref staff alongside speakers from AfLia, AfricArXiv, TCC Africa, and AJOL.


Times for all three sessions: 6 PM EAT / 5 PM CAT/ 3 PM GMT

Part 1: Introduction to Crossref - Thursday, 21st April
Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, assess, and re-use. Learn more about the work we do, how we fit into the scholarly research community, and the importance of metadata. Along with where to get started as a member, the benefits of membership including our collaborative services, and how to find further information and support.

Part 2: How Crossref metadata integrates with scholarly research tools and discovery systems - Thursday, 28th April
Learn how Crossref metadata is used in services such as manuscript tracking systems, search services, bibliographic management software, library systems, author profiling tools, specialist subject databases, scholarly sharing networks, and more.

Part 3: How members work with Crossref to register research content - Thursday, 5th May
Learn how publishers and others register their content with Crossref, assign persistent identifiers (DOIs) to their work, and submit rich metadata so that others, from researchers to funders to library discovery systems, find it easier to search and discover research.

This webinar series is relevant for publishers, researchers, editors, service providers, hosting platforms, funders, and librarians; really anyone interested in finding out a bit more about what Crossref is and does and how they work with others in the scholarly community.

The webinars will be presented in English. Each webinar will last 60 minutes including time for Q&A. Each session will be recorded and links to the recording and materials will be shared afterward.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required: http://bit.ly/africacrossref

You can read more here: A Researcher’s Guide to Understanding Metadata Integration in Increasing Discoverability of African Research – AfricArXiv

If you have any questions simply reply to this topic and we will get back to you :slight_smile:


TCC Africa and AfricArxiv have published the slides and recordings from this 3-part series. If you were unable to attend or would like to review any of the presentations, you may find these at AfricArxiv.

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