CrossRef now registering books and conference proceedings!
LYNNFIELD, MA, January 30, 2003. -- CrossRef, the DOI registration agency for scholarly and professional publications, has begun adding books and conference proceedings to its extensive linking network. The CrossRef system currently spans 180 publishers, 7,000 journals, and nearly 7 million content items. To date, 300,000 proceedings chapters have been registered.
180 publishers can't be wrong. CrossRef harnessescollaboration among publishers to provide the scholarly community with easieraccess to online research content. As a CrossRef member, you have the uniqueopportunity to benefit both from a business infrastructure for linking withother content providers, and from a technology infrastructure for DOI-basedlinks.
About the DOI. The DOI, or digital object identifier,serves as a persistent, actionable identifier for online content. The DOIitself is a NISO standard and is entirely compatible with the OpenURL. Butunlike a URL, which becomes obsolete when an object changes location, the DOIis a permanent name for an object, associated with its location in a readilyupdateable directory. DOIs can be assigned at any level of granularity, andtherefore provide publishers with an extensible platform for a variety ofonline applications.
CrossRef was established by scholarly publishers in 1999 as an independent, non-profit membership association. Membership is open to publishers in all scholarly and professional areas. You can count on affordable, persistent links; increased traffic to your content; and the opportunity to collaborate with other publishers dedicated to enhancing user services.
For more information about membership in CrossRef or DOIregistration for books, please email email@example.com.
If you are already a CrossRef member, remember to:
-Include DOIs in all data feeds to third parties
-Use DOIs as your preferred means of linking to FT
-Display DOIs in online & print articles as a standard part of bibliographic data
CrossRef, which was established by scholarly publishers as an independent, non-profit entity in 2000, uses open standards. It is an official registration agency of the International DOI Foundation (IDF), and is the first full-scale implementation of the DOI system. More information is available at www.crossref.org.