annual meeting

Tuesday, November 9, 2004
10AM - 6PM
Charles Hotel Cambridge MA

We are pleased to announce that this year's full annual meeting is open to all CrossRef members and affiliates.

There is no registration charge for attending the meeting. Please REGISTER if you plan to attend the meeting.

Draft Agenda

09:30 - 10:00 Registration, "New Members Coffee", an opportunity for new members to meet staff, Board members and other members
10:00 - 10:45 Corporate Annual Meeting/Board Election
Reports from Chairman, Treasurer, and Executive Director
10:45 - 11:30 Operational & Strategic Overview
(The year in review; reports from committees
11:30 - 12:00 System Review & New Developments (Multiple Resolution, Stored Queries, Forward Linking)
12:00-12:30 CrossRef Search Update and Discussion
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at Rialto Restaurant (in Charles Hotel)
13:45 - 14:30 A CrossRef Case Study: DOIs and the secondary publisher - a match made in heaven? (Andrea Powell)
14:30 - 15:00 Changing Routes to Content and Content Preservation in the Digital Age (Dale Flecker, Harvard University)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00 The California Digital Library's eScholarship Program (Catherine Candee, CDL)
16:00 - 16:30 The Semantic Web Initiative and its Implications for Publishing (Eric Miller, MIT)
16:30 - 17:00 Intellectual Property Issues in Publishing Today (Allan Ryan Jr., Harvard Business School Publishing)
17:00 Closing remarks
17:00 - 18:00 Cocktail reception at Noir (in Charles Hotel lobby)

















Catherine Candee has been leading the eScholarship initiative at the California Digital Library since May 2000. The California Digital Library, or CDL, is the 11th university library of the University of California. It was established in 1997 to build the university’s digital library, to encourage campus libraries to share their resources and holdings more effectively, and to provide leadership in the application of information technology to the development of UC’s library collections and services. Since its establishment, the CDL has amassed one of the largest digital library collections available anywhere. It has also adopted a unique service model: one that emphasizes service to libraries, educational establishments, and other cultural and information organizations, over individual end-user services. At CDL, Catherine Candee oversees the application of digital technologies to influence and support innovations in scholarly communication throughout its life cycle, including production and dissemination. The eScholarship program is the focal point of this effort and includes experimentation with digital repositories for dissemination of digital scholarly content, the development of supporting services and tools for repository based communication, and publication of new scholarly products, including peer-reviewed articles, books and journals, and findings in non-standard formats. Prior to working for the CDL, Candee developed and managed a publications program for the Institute for Social and Economic Studies. Inspired by the possibilities of internet-based communication, she returned to her own studies in 1992 and received an MLIS from UC Berkeley in 1994. She served as Head of UC Berkeley's Astronomy/Math/Statistics Library from 1994-1996. She spent her next 4 years at Stanford, where she was the head of the Physics Library and Program Officer for Stanford’s "Access to Information" Committee, the precursor to Stanford's Digital Library Program.

"CDL's eScholarlship Program",

The University of California has made significant commitments to addressing the crisis in scholarly communication and to safeguarding the unimpeded flow of scholarly output: through academic senate actions to address issues of copyright management and tenure rewards, through support to UC's libraries in matters of acquisition and management of collections, and by launching and fostering the eScholarship program (, which supports experimentation in the production and dissemination of scholarship. Through the use of innovative technologies and creative partnerships with the university's faculty and press, UC's eScholarship program seeks to develop a financially sustainable model and improve all areas of scholarly communication, including its creation, peer review, management, dissemination, and preservation.

Dale Flecker is Associate Director for Planning and Systems in the Harvard University Library. He has worked in the fields of information technology and libraries for 30 years, and has been responsible for library technology at Harvard since 1979. Before Harvard he was worked in technology and libraries at Yale University and the University of Michigan. At Harvard Flecker has been responsible for the planning, implementation, and operation of large scale automated systems used across the university, and for providing leadership related to technology and digital information in libraries. Beyond Harvard Flecker has spoken widely and written on library technology and digital libraries.

Eric Miller is the Activity Lead for the W3C World Wide Web Consortium's Semantic Web Initiative. Eric's responsibilities include the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of Semantic Web infrastructure. Responsibilities additionally include working with W3C Working Group members so that both working groups in the Semantic Web activity, as well as other W3C activities, produce Web standards that support Semantic Web requirements. Additionally, to build support among user and vendor communities for the Semantic Web by illustrating the benefits to those communities and means of participating in the creation of a metadata-ready Web. And finally to establish liaisons with other technical standards bodies involved in Web-related technology to ensure compliance with existing Semantic Web standards and collect requirements for future W3C work. Before joining the W3C, Eric was a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the co-founder and Associate Director of the The Dublin Core Metdata Initiative, an open forum engaged in the development of interoperable online metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models. Eric is a Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Andrea Powell has been with CABI Publishing since 1991, starting in the Marketing Department and moving into Product Development in 1994. In January 1999 she was appointed to the Board of CABI Publishing and took over responsibilityfor all aspects of product development, IT and production. Before joining CABI she worked at Reuters Ltd for two and a half years, having won a place on their Graduate Training programme in 1988. She holds a degree in Russian and French from Cambridge University and is currently the Chair of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the body representing not-for-profit publishers. She served as a Director of the Publishers' Licensing Society for three years, and is a regular tutor on courses run by the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.

"A CrossRef Case Study: DOIs and the secondary publisher - a match made in heaven?"

Secondary publishers' have been focused on linkage since they first started publishing their abstract journals way back when. The advent of online publishing has simply moved this activity into a new environment, where linkage to full-text ought to be simple and efficient. The reality, of course, is that the process of enabling seamless linkage between a secondary database and the full-text it cites, and then delivering that added value to the database searcher, is fraught with difficulties. My talk will chart the progress we've made over the past several years to enhance our database and to drive our subscribers ever more easily to primary publishers' full-text content.

Allan A. Ryan, Jr. has been Director of Intellectual Property at Harvard Business School Publishing since the creation of the position in February 2001. Before then, he was for 15 years an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Harvard University, where his practice concentrated on intellectual property, art and cultural matters, and international law. Harvard Business School Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, publishes Harvard Business Review and the books of the Harvard Business School Press, as well as Harvard Business School Cases, several newsletters and a variety of electronic endeavors for academia and the corporate sector. As Director of Intellectual Property, Mr. Ryan is responsible for the acquisition, licensing and protection of HBSP’s content. This includes such matters as authors’ contracts, international publication and distribution of HBSP content, and protection against piracy, counterfeiting and copyright infringement. Mr. Ryan also oversees HBSP’s trademark and patent activities, and was chair of the company’s China working group. Mr. Ryan teaches courses in international law at Boston College Law School and in intellectual property at Harvard University summer school. Before coming to Harvard in 1985, he was a supervising prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice, an assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, and a law clerk to Justice Byron R. White of the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota Law School, and served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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