Adopt-a-journal: gather metadata for safety-relevant articles & send it to SafetyLit

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Although some tasks can be easily done by anyone anywhere, SafetyLit is also seeking experts in library science and content experts in the many professional disciplines that publish material relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, interpersonal violence, and self harm.

SafetyLit has formal agreements with essentially all major publishers and many smaller publishers to share citation and abstract material with users of the SafetyLit website and database. Although these publishers send their metadata to SafetyLit by FTP, we find that, for many journals, it is more efficient to visit the publishers' websites, search issue's table of contents, and selectively download article metadata to Zotero (free software) where it can then edited and exported in MODS format to be imported to the SafetyLit system.

We are seeking volunteers to view the TOCs of assigned journals, capture the metadata and abstracts of relevant articles and supply the metadata to SafetyLit.

Also seeking help with setting-up an OpenURL link-resolver to allow SafetyLit users within institutions that have subscription access to scholarly journals to download full text articles.


  • Internet Research
  • Research
  • Library Sciences

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours / month to several hours / week
  • Internet access, ideally from within a university
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