Ed Pentz – 2016 October 31
The scholarly communications sector has built and adopted a series of open identifier and metadata infrastructure systems to great success. Content identifiers (through Crossref and DataCite) and contributor identifiers (through ORCID) have become foundational infrastructure to the industry.
Ed Pentz – 2016 September 27
Crossref will be updating its DOI Display Guidelines within the next couple of weeks. This is a big deal. We last made a change in 2011 so it’s not something that happens often or that we take lightly. In short, the changes are to drop “dx” from DOI links and to use “https:” rather than “http:”. An example of the new best practice in displaying a Crossref DOI link is: https://doi.org/10.1629/22161
Ed Pentz – 2016 April 06
Ed Pentz – 2008 July 24
Ed Pentz – 2008 June 12
Ed Pentz – 2008 May 14
Further to my previous post “NIH Mandate and PMCIDs” we’ve been looking into linking to articles on publishers’ sites from PubMed Central (PMC). There are a couple of ways this happens currently (see details below) but these are complicated and will lead to broken links and more difficulty for PMC and publishers in managing the links. Crossref is going to be putting together a brieifing note for its members on this soon.
The main issue we are raising with PMC, and that we will encourage publishers to raise too, is why doesn’t PMC just automatically link DOIs? Most of the articles in PMC have DOIs so this would require very little effort from PMC and no effort from publishers and would give readers a perisistent link to the publisher’s version of an article.
Ed Pentz – 2008 April 15
Ed Pentz – 2008 January 14
Ed Pentz – 2007 December 14
Ed Pentz – 2007 December 10
After a busy Online Information conference, Friday was the STM Innovations Meeting in London (presentations not online yet). There was a very nice selection of tea which helped get the morning off to a good start.
Patricia Seybold kicked off with a review of Web 2.0 that mentioned lots of sites and some good case studies:
Alexander Street Press (http://www.alexanderst.com/) - user tags combined with a taxonomy.
Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net) - share presentations
Threadless (http://www.threadless.com/) - design and vote on t-shirts
The most interesting parts of the talk were the case studies of how National Instruments and Staples have built a vibrant community of customers. Staples invited top purchasers on the their site to create product categories and sales went up 30% and now they use the categorization in physical stores and customer reviews from the web are used in stores.
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