November 12, 2014

Inera Inc. and CrossRef Win Top Prize at the NEPCo Awards

November 12, 2014, Belmont and Lynnfield, MA, USA -- Inera Inc. and CrossRef took first place at the first New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards on October 21 in Cambridge, MA. The NEPCo Awards, sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston (www.bbboston.org), highlight achievements by two or more organizations working as partners, with at least one collaborator having a presence in New England.

"We're thrilled to be recognized for our truly bi-directional partnership with CrossRef," said Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, who delivered the winning presentation at the awards ceremony. The award submission described the 14-year partnership between Inera and CrossRef, highlighting the creation of the CrossRef metadata deposit schema, the integration of Inera's automated software testing with CrossRef's quality assurance procedures, and the adoption and expansion of the DOI standard throughout the scholarly publishing community. The criteria for the awards were results achieved, industry significance, depth of collaboration, and presentation.

"Our collaboration with Inera is of long standing and has benefited the entire scholarly communications community," said Ed Pentz, Executive Director of CrossRef. "Based as it is on standards, the work we have done together has made the robust system of scholarly reference linking we have today possible. It also has allowed us to expand important services to readers of content beyond journals, to help scholars find relevant quality, and to expand the interoperability of tools in the scholarly ecosystem."

Added Rosenblum, "Inera and CrossRef are extremely proud of the joint work our organizations have done to address the needs of the scholarly publishing community in a rapidly changing technological environment."

About Inera
Inera (www.inera.com) is widely recognized as a global leader in publishing technology. Inera's seasoned team of publishing and software professionals develop and license the eXtyles family of Word-based editorial and XML tools and the Edifix online bibliographic reference solution. Publishers of scholarly journals and books, standards, and government documents worldwide rely on Inera's software solutions to drive modern electronic and print publication workflows.

About CrossRef
CrossRef (www.crossref.org) serves as a digital hub for the scholarly communications community. A global not-for profit membership organization of scholarly publishers, CrossRef's innovations shape the future of scholarly communications by fostering collaboration among multiple stakeholders. CrossRef provides a wide spectrum of services for identifying, locating, linking to, and assessing the reliability and provenance of scholarly content.

Contacts:

Elizabeth Blake
lblake@inera.com
617-932-1566

Carol Anne Meye
carolm@crossref.org
781 295 0072 x23

November 10, 2014

CrossRef and DataCite announce new initiative to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation

10 November 2014, Oxford, UK---In 2014 DataCite celebrates its fifth year of operation and CrossRef its fifteenth. Together we have registered almost 75 million DOIs. Today the two organisations are committing to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation.

Data are essential building blocks of scholarship and research in the sciences, medicine, technology, social sciences, and humanities. DataCite and CrossRef will work together to ensure that researchers can seamlessly navigate among all research results including articles and data and to make data a first class, identifiable, referenceable, and citable element in the scholarly record.

DataCite and CrossRef have agreed to collaborate to:

  • Enhance the interoperability of their respective systems in order to make it easier for publishers, data centres, libraries and third parties to integrate with the scholarly DOI ecosystem.
  • Provide comprehensive support for interlinking between articles and data.
  • Develop open APIs and open source tools to surface citations and other relationships between publications and data sets.
  • Integrate into their services other existing scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCID and CrossRef's FundRef.
  • Develop systems, workflows and best practices for using DOIs to reference large, highly granular and dynamic data.
Geoffrey Bilder, CrossRef's Director of Strategic Initiatives, said "Nobody in the scholarly communications community can have failed to notice the surge in interest in data publication and the widespread desire to link publications to their underlying data. About once a month we are invited to participate in yet another conference, workshop or initiative to address the issues around data and data citation. This is a fast moving area, and in order to meet the needs of researchers and our respective memberships, we need to make sure that CrossRef and DataCite are working together closely, quickly and efficiently."

Adam Farquhar, President of DataCite, says "Collectively, DataCite and CrossRef manage nearly 75 million DOIs that identify critical research objects in the scholarly record. It is vital to the DOI ecosystem to ensure our systems are interoperable and that we make the most efficient use of our resources through collaboration and sharing. This is particularly true as we try to meet the requirements raised in the fast-moving community that is focused on data publication, citation, and reuse."

About DataCite
DataCite (www.datacite.org) is a global consortium that assigns persistent identifiers to research data. DataCite makes research better by enabling people to find, share, use, and cite data. DataCite is a leading global membership organization that engages with stakeholders including researchers, scholars, data centers, libraries, publishers, and funders through advocacy, guidance and services.

About CrossRef
CrossRef (www.crossref.org) serves as a digital hub for the scholarly communications community. A not-for profit membership organization of global scholarly publishers, CrossRef's innovations shape the future of scholarly communications by fostering collaboration among multiple stakeholders. CrossRef provides a wide spectrum of services for identifying, locating, linking to, and assessing the reliability and provenance of scholarly content.

For more information contact:

Geoffrey Bilder
Director of Strategic Initiatives
gbilder@crossref.org

Jan Brase
DataCite Executive Officer
Jan.Brase@datacite.org


CrossRef and DataCite announce new initiative to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation

10 November 2014, Oxford, UK---In 2014 DataCite celebrates its fifth year of operation and CrossRef its fifteenth. Together we have registered almost 75 million DOIs. Today the two organisations are committing to accelerate the adoption of DOIs for data publication and citation.

Data are essential building blocks of scholarship and research in the sciences, medicine, technology, social sciences, and humanities. DataCite and CrossRef will work together to ensure that researchers can seamlessly navigate among all research results including articles and data and to make data a first class, identifiable, referenceable, and citable element in the scholarly record.

DataCite and CrossRef have agreed to collaborate to:

  • Enhance the interoperability of their respective systems in order to make it easier for publishers, data centres, libraries and third parties to integrate with the scholarly DOI ecosystem.
  • Provide comprehensive support for interlinking between articles and data.
  • Develop open APIs and open source tools to surface citations and other relationships between publications and data sets.
  • Integrate into their services other existing scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCID and CrossRef's FundRef.
  • Develop systems, workflows and best practices for using DOIs to reference large, highly granular and dynamic data.
Geoffrey Bilder, CrossRef's Director of Strategic Initiatives, said "Nobody in the scholarly communications community can have failed to notice the surge in interest in data publication and the widespread desire to link publications to their underlying data. About once a month we are invited to participate in yet another conference, workshop or initiative to address the issues around data and data citation. This is a fast moving area, and in order to meet the needs of researchers and our respective memberships, we need to make sure that CrossRef and DataCite are working together closely, quickly and efficiently."

Adam Farquhar, President of DataCite, says "Collectively, DataCite and CrossRef manage nearly 75 million DOIs that identify critical research objects in the scholarly record. It is vital to the DOI ecosystem to ensure our systems are interoperable and that we make the most efficient use of our resources through collaboration and sharing. This is particularly true as we try to meet the requirements raised in the fast-moving community that is focused on data publication, citation, and reuse."

About DataCite
DataCite (www.datacite.org) is a global consortium that assigns persistent identifiers to research data. DataCite makes research better by enabling people to find, share, use, and cite data. DataCite is a leading global membership organization that engages with stakeholders including researchers, scholars, data centers, libraries, publishers, and funders through advocacy, guidance and services.

About CrossRef
CrossRef (www.crossref.org) serves as a digital hub for the scholarly communications community. A not-for profit membership organization of global scholarly publishers, CrossRef's innovations shape the future of scholarly communications by fostering collaboration among multiple stakeholders. CrossRef provides a wide spectrum of services for identifying, locating, linking to, and assessing the reliability and provenance of scholarly content.

For more information contact:

Geoffrey Bilder
Director of Strategic Initiatives
gbilder@crossref.org

Jan Brase
DataCite Executive Officer
Jan.Brase@datacite.org


November 7, 2014

CrossRef Workshops and Annual Meeting Live Stream Details

We will be recording and streaming most of the session of next week's 2014 CrossRef Workshops and Annual Meeting.

Links to the live stream have been posted below and on our annual meeting information page.

2014 CrossRef Workshops - Agenda

LIVE STREAM - will start on Tuesday, Nov 11 at 10:00 GMT (London, UK)

Check the World Clock for correct local time.

The CrossRef Workshops will cover technical, operational and workflow issues will be held on Tuesday, 11 November, from 8:30 AM (registration) to 4:15 PM.

2014 CrossRef Annual Meeting - Agenda

LIVE STREAM - Wednesday, Nov 12 at 10:00 GMT (London, UK)

Check the World Clock for correct local time.

The CrossRef Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 12, from 8:30 AM to 6:15 PM and will include CrossRef updates, compelling industry speakers and will conclude with a cocktail reception.

This year's program will include:

Data That's Fast, Data That Lasts

Laurie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief of GigaScience, will discuss the importance of citing data and making it persistently available. She has stories too, showing the risks and rewards of rapid data sharing--even before peer review and publication. Her talk will be entitled Ways and Needs to Promote Rapid Data Sharing.

Peer Review: New Methods and Models
Recently, a raft of innovative peer review models have been floated and are charting new waters. Our speakers will each address a different system--different from the traditional peer review of the past, and different from each other.

The roster includes:

Our closing keynote speaker will be Richard Jefferson, from Cambia. His talk will focus on impact and innovation and will be entitled Innovation Cartography: Creating impact from scholarly research requires maps not metrics.

October 24, 2014

CrossRef and Inera Recognized at New England Publishing Collaboration Awards Ceremony

Inera_NEPCO award.jpgOn Tuesday evening, 21 October 2014, Bookbuilders of Boston named the winners of the first New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards. From a pool of ten finalists, NEPCo judges October Ivins (Ivins eContent Solutions), Eduardo Moura (Jones & Bartlett Learning), Alen Yen (iFactory), and Judith Rosen of Publishers Weekly selected the following:

  • First Place: Inera, Inc., collaborating with CrossRef

  • Second Place (Tie): Digital Science, collaborating with portfolio companies; and NetGalley, collaborating with the American Booksellers Association

  • Third Place: The Harvard Common Press, collaborating with portfolio companies

Based on an embrace of disruption and the need to transform the traditional value chain of content creation, the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards showcase results achieved by two or more organizations working as partners. Other companies short-listed for the awards this year were Cenveo Publisher Services, Firebrand Technologies, Focal Press (Taylor & Francis), Hurix Systems, The MIT Press, and StoryboardThat.

Criteria for the awards included, results achieved,industry significance,depth of collaboration, and presentation.

An audience voting component was included--Digital Science was the overall winner among audience members.

Keynote speaker David Weinberger, co-author of Cluetrain Manifesto and senior researcher at the Harvard Berkman Center, was introduced by David Sandberg, co-owner of Porter Square Books.

Source: Bookbuilders of Boston http://www.nepcoawards.com/
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