CROSSREF RENEWS RELATIONSHIP WITH ATYPON FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW QUERY SYSTEM
SANTA CLARA, California and LYNNFIELD, MassachusettsNovember 9, 2009Atypon Systems, Inc. and CrossRef today announced that CrossRef has selected Atypon to develop and support a new query system for its reference linking service, continuing a relationship that began eight years ago.
CrossRef’s query system allows publishers, libraries, and affiliates such as abstracting and indexing organizations to submit metadata representing scholarly content and retrieve CrossRef Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to be used for building persistent links to important scholarly content.
Atypon also developed and supports the current query system. The number of queries has grown from 10 million in 2003 to more than 281 million to date in 2009. At the same time, the percentage of queries resulting in a match has tripled from 18% to 55%.
Building on the experiences of the last ten years, the new query system will employ a more scalable architecture to increase capacity and to ensure effective query response times as demand increases. Both organizations will own the intellectual property of the system, and Atypon will provide ongoing development and support.
“This agreement is a step towards ensuring the persistence of CrossRef, the query system, and the CrossRef DOIs themselves,” said Chuck Koscher, Director of Technology for CrossRef. “Our long-term partnership with Atypon underscores the stability of their software. By owning the intellectual property of the system we’ll be in a stronger position to deal with business developments in a changing economy.”
“Developing CrossRef is a rewarding challenge that continues to benefit all of our customers,” said Kevin Cohn, Director of Product Management for Atypon. “It exposes us to the metadata requirements for a variety of publication types from more than 2,800 different content providers, which in turn informs our own product development efforts.”
Atypon is a leading provider of software used by professional and scholarly, trade and consumer, and educational publishers of all sizes to manage, deliver, and monetize their digital content. The company’s products include complete publishing platforms as well as identity and access management and commerce solutions. For more information, go to www.atypon.com.
CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org) is a not-for-profit membership association founded and directed by publishers. Its mission is to enable easy identification and use of trustworthy electronic content by promoting the cooperative development and application of a sustainable infrastructure. CrossRef provides reference linking services for more than 38 million content items.
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