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Table 3.

Percentage of respondents indicating that a metadata field is important, compared to librarian responses (metadata fields that are significantly different in importance to librarians; % respondents selecting the field; multiple selections encouraged; differences greater than 20% in bold)

FieldLibrariansPublishersRepositoryResearchers
%%Difference from librarians%Difference from librarians%Difference from librarians
Year & date of publication 57 89 32% 69 13% 86 29% 
DOI 47 89 43% 63 17% 72 25% 
Abstract 25 71 46% 43 18% 56 31% 
Author(s) ORCID 23 54 31% 45 22% 48 25% 
Volume / issue 27 46 19% 20 −7% 34 7% 
Author(s) affiliation 10 50 40% 37 27% 30 20% 
Grant ID(s) 36 28% 37 29% 10 2% 
Language of content 26 21 −5% 22 −4% 20 −6% 
Local controlled subject vocab 20 25 5% 24 4% 10 −10% 
LCSH subjects 28 11 −18% −26% −22% 
MeSH Subjects 14 18 4% −12% 10 −4% 
FieldLibrariansPublishersRepositoryResearchers
%%Difference from librarians%Difference from librarians%Difference from librarians
Year & date of publication 57 89 32% 69 13% 86 29% 
DOI 47 89 43% 63 17% 72 25% 
Abstract 25 71 46% 43 18% 56 31% 
Author(s) ORCID 23 54 31% 45 22% 48 25% 
Volume / issue 27 46 19% 20 −7% 34 7% 
Author(s) affiliation 10 50 40% 37 27% 30 20% 
Grant ID(s) 36 28% 37 29% 10 2% 
Language of content 26 21 −5% 22 −4% 20 −6% 
Local controlled subject vocab 20 25 5% 24 4% 10 −10% 
LCSH subjects 28 11 −18% −26% −22% 
MeSH Subjects 14 18 4% −12% 10 −4% 
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