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June 29, 2007

CrossRef Indicators

The latest stats on CrossRef activity have been posted at
http://www.crossref.org/01company/crossref_indicators.html

CROSSREF INDICATORS (June 29, 2007)

Total no. participating publishers & societies 2,383
% of non-profit publishers 64%
Total no. participating libraries 1,236
No. journals covered 18,121
No. DOIs registered to date 27,319,876
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 458,448
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 5,529,543
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month 16,853,427

New Members This Week

The latest additions to the CrossRef members' list can be viewed by clicking here
http://www.crossref.org/01company/new_members.html

NEW THIS WEEK (updated June 29, 2007)
CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University

June 22, 2007

New Members This Week

The latest additions to the CrossRef members' list can be viewed by clicking here
http://www.crossref.org/01company/new_members.html

NEW THIS WEEK (updated June 22, 2007)
Anatomische Gesellschaft
Geological Society of London
KAMJE
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division

CrossRef Indicators

The latest stats on CrossRef activity have been posted at
http://www.crossref.org/01company/crossref_indicators.html

CROSSREF INDICATORS (June 22, 2007)

Total no. participating publishers & societies 2,382
% of non-profit publishers 64%
Total no. participating libraries 1,234
No. journals covered 18,069
No. DOIs registered to date 27,136,761
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 458,448
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 5,529,543
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month 16,853,427

June 20, 2007

Introduction to CrossRef Webinar

Please join us for the next CrossRef webinar. An introduction to CrossRef and a brief outline of how CrossRef works will be discussed. Members will have the opportunity to have their questions answered. New members are encouraged to register. The webinar agenda is now available.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
10:00-11:00 AM EST
Moderators: Amy Brand, Chuck Koscher and Patricia Feeney
Webinar registration.

June 18, 2007

New CrossRef Members

The latest additions to the CrossRef members' list can be viewed by clicking here
http://www.crossref.org/01company/new_members.html

CrossRef Indicators

The latest stats on CrossRef activity have been posted at
http://www.crossref.org/01company/crossref_indicators.html

CROSSREF INDICATORS (June 18, 2007)

Total no. participating publishers & societies 2,378
% of non-profit publishers 64%
Total no. participating libraries 1,232
No. journals covered 18,023
No. DOIs registered to date 27,080,458
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 458,448
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 5,529,543
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month 16,853,427

June 13, 2007

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: INNOVATIVE USES OF CROSSREF METADATA

CrossRef is now accepting proposals for the most original and promising use of CrossRef's article-level metadata as part of a scholarly research/authoring tool or related library service. Free access to participating publishers' metadata and DOIs will be granted to the researcher or librarian whose proposal is selected.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: July 15, 2007

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

1) A short but thorough description of the service you would like to create using the CrossRef metadata,
including estimated implementation time

2) Links to software/services/protocols/standards that you may have implemented in the past

3) Your CV

TO WHOM:

Amy Brand, PhD, Director of Business & Product Development
email: abrand@crossref.org

By submitting a proposal, you agree to any publicity about the winning project that CrossRef may wish to pursue.


BACKGROUND ON CROSSREF METADATA AND WEB SERVICES

CrossRef is an independent membership association, founded and directed by publishers. CrossRef helps connect users to primary research content by enabling publishers to work collectively. Our citation-linking network today covers over 27 million articles and other content items from several hundred scholarly and professional publishers.

CrossRef Web Services, or CWS, offers an easy-to-use suite of tools for authorized partners to collect metadata on a cross-publisher basis to streamline their own crawling, indexing, and linking services. One way to access the 27 million+ metadata records now registered in CrossRef is via our OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) interface. The CrossRef OAI-PMH repository interface serves as the central point for the distribution of metadata from participating publishers, utilizing a robust and widely adopted technology targeted at consumers of large quantities of metadata. Access to the CrossRef’s metadata repository is controlled by IP authentication and can be tailored to provide specific content from select publishers to each authorized recipient.

The metadata in CrossRef’s database consists of basic bibliographic information for each item, including author(s), title, journal name, ISSN, volume, issue, page, and DOI-URL pair. Here are links to some sample CWS metadata: , .

Our data repository is extensive but highly variable in quality from publisher to publisher. We have recently begun to take measures to ensure higher quality metadata. Any suggestions you may have regarding how best to achieve a higher level of data quality and consistency, as part of your proposal or otherwise, would be greatly appreciated. Different but similarly basic metadata is collected for other types of content. In addition, many publishers now also deposit references as part of their metadata.

CONTACT: Please email abrand@crossref.org with any questions you may have about CrossRef Web Services or this RFP.

June 8, 2007

CrossRef Indicators

The latest stats on CrossRef activity have been posted at
http://www.crossref.org/01company/crossref_indicators.html


CROSSREF INDICATORS (June 08, 2007)

Total no. participating publishers & societies 2,378
% of non-profit publishers 64%
Total no. participating libraries 1,224
No. journals covered 17,968
No. DOIs registered to date 26,979,172
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 458,448
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 5,529,543
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month 16,853,427

New Members This Week

The latest additions to the CrossRef members' list can be viewed by clicking here
http://www.crossref.org/01company/new_members.html

NEW THIS WEEK (updated June 08, 2007)
Bangladesh Journals Online
Cancer Intelligence
J. Ross Publishing
Salem Press Inc.

International DOI Foundation Annual Meeting

IDF Open meeting: Innovative uses of the DOI system

AAAS Washington: 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

[open to all; no registration charge. Pre-registration is required: http://www.doi.org/doi_presentations/members_meeting_2007/meeting_reg_form.html ]

10.15 AM – 12.00

* Welcome and overview: Jonathan Clark, Chair, International DOI Foundation

* Content management in the next generation internet: Dr. Greg Heileman - http://www.eece.unm.edu/faculty/heileman/

* Innovative Uses of DOI System - Presentations and open panel moderated discussion. Panel participants will include:

Ed Pentz, Crossref
Dan Cohen, Zotero
Jan Brase, German National library of Science and Technology
Norman Paskin, Tertius Ltd
Discussion/questions.

12.00-1.00 lunch

Related meeting

Thursday June 21, 1.00pm: ”Handle System applications workshop”

The IDF meeting will be followed by a Handle System applications meeting at the same AAAS venue. Separate registration is required: http://www.handle.net/workshop_07/index.html

Topics and speakers include:

* Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) and the Handle System (Bill Blackmon, CTO, ADL)
* A Semiotic View of DOI® Applications: General Approach and Concrete Experiences (Piero Attanasio & Gabriella Scipione, multilingual European DOI R Registration Agency)
* Defense Virtual Information Architecture (DVIA) (Christophe Blanchi & Henry Jerez, CNRI)
* Multiple Resolution (Chuck Kosher, CrossRef)

June 6, 2007

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GRAY LITERATURE NOW REGISTERED WITH CROSSREF

LYNNFIELD, MA. June 4, 2007. -- The U.S. Department of Energy and CrossRef are very pleased to announce that the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has completed DOI ® registrations for more than 86,000 DOE technical reports with CrossRef, the earliest report dating from 1933.

According to Ed Pentz, CrossRef’s Executive Director, “CrossRef’s discussions with OSTI about depositing technical reports began several years ago, and we are really thrilled that the mission is now accomplished. It marks a milestone in CrossRef’s endeavor to establish a truly robust citation network, one that spans decades of research, different content types, and all disciplines.”

Dr. Walter Warnick, Director of OSTI, commented, “Coupling the vast resources available on OSTI’s Information Bridge with the capabilities of CrossRef speeds access to DOE scientific and technical literature, placing it on the same footing as journal articles in terms of reference linking.”

About OSTI - The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program within the Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. Since 1947, OSTI and its predecessor agencies have been nationally recognized for contributions to the sharing and exchange of science information. OSTI works to accelerate access to research results to speed the advancement of science and technology. DOE, one of the largest sponsors of R&D for the nation, supports thousands of research projects annually.

About CrossRef - CrossRef is a non-profit membership association founded and directed by publishers. Its mission is to improve access to published scholarship through collaborative technologies. CrossRef operates a cross-publisher citation linking system, and is an official DOI (Digital Object Identifier) registration agency.

CONTACT: Amy Brand abrand@crossref.org. 781-295-0072; Fax: 781-295-0077.


DOI® and DOI.ORG® are registered trademarks and the DOI> logo is a trademark of The International DOI Foundation

June 1, 2007

CrossRef Indicators

The latest stats on CrossRef activity have been posted at
http://www.crossref.org/01company/crossref_indicators.html

CROSSREF INDICATORS (June 01, 2007)

Total no. participating publishers & societies 2,370
% of non-profit publishers 64%
Total no. participating libraries 1,224
No. journals covered 17,889
No. DOIs registered to date 26,869,006
No. DOIs deposited in previous month 458,448
No. DOIs retrieved (matched references) in previous month 5,529,543
DOI resolutions (end-user clicks) in previous month n/a

New Members This Week

The latest additions to the CrossRef members' list can be viewed by clicking here
http://www.crossref.org/01company/new_members.html

NEW THIS WEEK (updated June 01, 2007)

Croatian Medical Journal
Ferrata Storti Foundation
Institute of Public Finance