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/

August 5, 2014

CrossRef and California Digital Library Agreement Extends Discoverability of Scholarly Publications

Lynnfield, MA and Oakland, CA, 5 August 2014---CrossRef and the California Digital Library (CDL) have signed an agreement that opens a route for library publishers to participate in the scholarly communications hub created by CrossRef. Through the agreement, publishers using CDL's EZID digital identifier service now may choose to deposit the metadata for their content in the CrossRef system. In this way they may use the full range of CrossRef services, including search and discovery, persistent linking, tracking of funding and licensing information, text and data mining, and more. As a CrossRef Sponsoring Publisher, EZID will handle the technical and administrative processes for its client publishers, reducing barriers to their CrossRef participation.

CDL is a founding member of the DataCite consortium, which, like CrossRef, is one of nine Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agencies (RAs). CrossRef assigns DOIs to multiple content types including articles, books and book chapters, data, and many others. DataCite also assigns DOIs to data. A key difference between the two organizations is the primary communities they work with. DataCite assigns DOIs mainly for institutional and subject repositories, while CrossRef is a membership organization of scholarly publishers. While both enable persistent identifiers for scholarly content, the two RAs provide different types of applications and services for that content.

"Our goal is to maintain and preserve the scholarly citation system. When many RAs assign DOIs and provide different services for them, ensuring the interoperability of DOI systems is crucial. We're happy to be working with CDL to take this important step forward in integrating published scholarly documents from an increasingly diverse array of sources," said CrossRef Executive Director Ed Pentz. "By collaborating, EZID and CrossRef make it easier for everyone to find information about and use services for scholarly content."

"We're very pleased to see EZID working on behalf of its clients to create new partnerships that expand the reach and impact of research and scholarship," said Rebecca Kennison, Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, a participant in EZID. "Sponsored memberships to CrossRef through the CDL open up new possibilities for smaller organizations and those who work with scholars to innovate at the fringes of new publication models, integrating the future of online publication as it assumes various forms. No longer an either-or proposition, membership with EZID for the creation of long-term identifiers for datasets, text, and more now works seamlessly with the cross-linking and research-and-discovery systems with which our partners in research and scholarship are already familiar."

"The partnership between EZID and CrossRef presents an exciting opportunity for eScholarship and our journal partners," said Catherine Mitchell, Director, Access & Publishing Group, California Digital Library. "The inclusion of our Open Access publications in new discovery services via CrossRef, particularly its metadata feed, will dramatically increase the exposure of the important scholarship published on our platform."

About EZID and the California Digital Library

EZID (easy-eye-dee) makes it easy to create and manage unique, persistent identifiers for digital objects, ensuring their future discoverability. EZID is a service conceived, built, and maintained by the California Digital Library (CDL), founded by the University of California in 1997 to take advantage of emerging technologies that transform the way digital information is published and accessed. CDL has assembled one of the world's largest digital research libraries and has changed the ways that faculty, students, and researchers discover and access information. CDL is a founding member of the international DataCite consortium, which is dedicated to providing the social and technical infrastructure to enable data sharing and publication.

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.

Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager
Phone: 1-510-987-0469
Email: joan.starr@ucop.edu

Carol Anne Meyer, CrossRef
Phone 1-781-295-0072
Email: cmeyer@crossref.org

July 25, 2014

New CrossRef Members

Updated July 21, 2014

Voting Members
Eurasian Publications
Faculty of Agriculture, Sebelas Maret University (Journal System)
Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN)
Japanese Association of Health Psychology
Medical Communications Sp. z.o.o.
Research Group on Disalination and industrial Outfall
Sel'skokhozyaistvennaya Biologiya Editorial Office (SBEO)
Universidad De Costa Rica
University of Rzeszow

Sponsored Members
Japanese Association of Health Psychology

Represented Members
International Journal of Physiotherapy

Last update July17, 2014

Voting Members

Codon Publications
Croatian Dairy Journal
Encuentros/Encounters/Rencontres on Education
Instituto Educacional Piracicabano da Igreja Metodista
Instituto Metodista de Ensino Superior
Instituto Metodista de Servicos Educacionais
Instituto Metodista Izabela Hendrix
Instituto Porto Alegre da Igreja Metodista
Journal of Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation
Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES)
PNRPU Publishing Office
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Research and Development Centre for Marine and Fisheries Product Processing and Biotechnology
University and Research Librarians' Association
Wyzsza Szkota Spoleczno-Przyrodnicza im Wincentego Pola W Lublinie (Vincent Pol University)

Sponsored Members
Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Institute of Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems - Korea
Instituto Educacional Piracicabano da Igreja Metodista
Instituto Metodista de Ensino Superior
Instituto Metodista de Servicos Educacionais
Instituto Metodista Izabela Hendrix
Instituto Porto Alegre da Igreja Metodista
Japanese Political Science Review
Korean Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
Korean Academy of Traditional Oncology
Korean Society of Medical History
Max Weber Studies
Medicinos Mintis
Quotus Publishing
Revista Cientifica de Producao Animal
Revista de Ensino de Engenharia
Schleuen Verlag
Society of Allied Health Services
Society of Conservatoire at Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Geneve
The Korean Society for Marine Biotechnology
The Korean Society of Earth Science Education
The Korean Society of School Health
The Society for Chromatographic Sciences
Todas as Letras: Revista de Lingua e Literatura

Represented Members
The Korean Society for Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
Vellalar College for Women
Indian Association of Health, Research, and Welfare (IAHRW)
International Society or University Colon and Rectal Surgeons
The Korean Association of Political Science and Communication

CrossRef Indicators

Updated July 25, 2014

Total no. participating publishers & societies 6001
Total no. voting members 2433
% of non-profit publishers 57%
Total no. participating libraries 1885
No. journals covered 35,406
No. DOIs registered to date 68,416,081
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 552,871
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 34,385,296
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month 98,365,532

July 17, 2014

Persistence at CrossRef

CrossRef 's promise is persistent scholarly citation and in order to fulfill that promise, CrossRef takes persistence seriously. Persistence depends equally on the technology of CrossRef's systems and services and the social infrastructure of its membership agreement.

CrossRef has taken steps in four areas to ensure persistence:

  • Member publishers' obligations

  • CrossRef's technology and infrastructure

  • CrossRef's financial health

  • Other organizations on which the DOI system depends

Continue reading about the steps here.

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