In May, we said we’d sunset Metadata Manager at the end of 2021, in favor of a new content registration interface. The announcement generated lots of great feedback on this post on the Community Forum, about what members see as their greatest needs and pain points with regard to content registration. The feedback from the community has been extremely useful in helping us design a tool that makes content registration a smoother process.
I’m pleased to say we’re making good progress on the new tool, but disappointed to share that it’s not quite ready for prime time. As a result, we’ll delay the sunsetting of Metadata Manager until 6 months after the release of the new tool. This will give us enough time to roll out support for journal articles on the new tool before closing Metadata Manager, and give users time to transition. In the interim, in order to keep our resources focused on the new tool and deliver it as quickly as possible, we will not be adding to, supporting, or bug-fixing other content registration tools.
You can expect to see the new tool in production in the first half of 2022, with support for grant DOI registration. Support for journal articles will follow next. You can keep track of the (admittedly technical) progress on Gitlab or on our roadmap. We continue to welcome feedback on content registration tools in the Community Forum post.
I read “Metadata Manager is being sunset in 2022. Read our blog post to learn more.” from the login page of Metadata Manager. Is there any guideline/information regarding new tool? I am eager for beta testing of the new tool.
Hi @Anjum! We will be delaying the sunset of Metadata Manager until a new tool supporting journal articles is available.
We have released a user interface for registering grant DOIs, which you can see now at beta.crossref.org/records (production environment - for registering grant DOIs) or sandbox.crossref.org/records (test environment - use your credentials for test.crossref.org. Get in touch if you don’t have these). We’re collecting feedback via the Feedback widget on those sites. We will expand this interface to support journal articles and other content types in the future, and we will be looking for beta testers for those content types when the work gets a little further along. In the meantime, you’re welcome to click around on the grants interface to get a feel for it and submit any feedback via the widget on the bottom right of the screen.
Thanks for the note, and please let me know if you have any questions!