Thank you for visiting the “eScience Portal for Librarians.” The “eScience Portal” is no longer being maintained by the University of Massachusetts. This regional resource has been adapted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and is sustained by the network of regional medical libraries across the country. Please visit https://nnlm.gov/data for up-to-date data services and resources supported and vetted by the National Libraries of Medicine. We look forward to your continued involvement in the programming in the New England Region and beyond. If you have questions, please contact Mary.Piorun@umassmed.edu.

Extracting metadata from the literature

Extracting metadata from the literature
Definition: 

Social research networks have gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, and as a result researchers are now able to manage their collection of scientific articles and exchange and discuss papers with colleagues. Examples of such research networks are Mendeley, Zotero and CiteULike among may others. The quality of services provided by such systems depends on the information that can be extracted from articles. Extracting metadata from the literature allows researchers to appropriately describe their literature, but it also makes more components of the literature more accessible. If literature is described in great detail using metadata, then there are more components of the literature than can be searched. This improves access to research literature and encourages the research community to provide more robust metadata descriptions. There are now coding programs that allow metadata to be extracted from the literature automatically such as the TeamBeam algorithm.