Librarian Reserve Corps: Literature indexing and metadata enhancement (LIME) observations from a year in the field

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Jessica Callaway


The Literature Indexing Metadata and Enhancement subgroup of the Librarian Reserve Corps was first formed to assist with the indexing of daily publication lists for distribution within the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN). Here we reflect on the trends that emerged from this work from a year of cataloguing COVID-19 literature. Preprints are now a crucial part of academic research. It is evident that librarianship is evolving and should continue to evolve post COVID-19. Open Access literature has been beneficial for everyone, including librarians, researchers, the media, and the public. Global collaboration is beneficial to seeing new perspectives. It was also evident during this year that trends in literature took about 10 days to cross over to the media.

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