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Ginny Hendricks

Since 2015, Ginny has been developing a new team at Crossref encompassing outreach and education, user experience and support, and metadata strategy. Before joining Crossref, she ran Ardent Marketing for a decade, where she consulted within scholarly communications on multichannel awareness and growth strategies, branding and launching online products, and building engaged communities. She previously led Elsevier’s launch of Scopus, where she established content selection criteria, advisory boards, and outreach programs with library and scientific communities. Most recently she founded the Metadata 2020 collaboration to advocate for richer, connected, reusable and open metadata for the benefit of society. She’s lived and worked in many parts of the world, has managed globally dispersed creative, technical, and commercial teams, and co-hosts the Scholarly Social networking events in London, UK.

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Crossref and colleagues in South Korea

Connecting Crossref, ORCID, DataCite, and our communities

Q: What do you get if you combine our three organisations for a week to catch up with our Korean community - publishers, librarians, universities, researchers, and service providers? A: Two events, plenty of meetings, great conversations and feedback, fabulous Korean hospitality, and a little jet-lag.

Smart alone; brilliant together. Community reigns at Crossref LIVE16

A bit different from our traditional meetings, Crossref LIVE16 next week is the first of a totally new annual event for the scholarly communications community.  Our theme is Smart alone; brilliant together.  We have a broad program of both informal and plenary talks across two days. There will be stations to visit, conversation starters, and entertainment, that highlight what our community can achieve if it works together.

Check out the final program.

Crossref’s Annual Meeting is now Crossref LIVE16

Everyone is invited to our free annual event this 1-2 November in London. (Register here)! In years past, only Crossref members typically attended the [Crossref Annual Meeting](/crossref-live-annual). This year, we looked at the event with new eyes. We realized that we’d have even richer conversations, more creative energy, and the meeting would be even better for our members if we could rally the entire community together. So we decided to re-develop our annual event from the ground-up.

Announcing PIDapalooza - a festival of identifiers

The buzz is building around PIDapalooza - the first open festival of scholarly research persistent identifiers (PID), to be held at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavikon November 9-10, 2016. PIDapalooza will bring together creators and users of PIDs from around the world to shape the future PID landscape through the development of tools and services for the research community. PIDs support proper attribution and credit, promote collaboration and reuse, enable reproducibility of findings, foster faster and more efficient progress, and facilitate effective sharing, dissemination, and linking of scholarly works.

Crossref Brand update: new names, logos, guidelines, + video

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Ginny Hendricks – 2016 April 29

In BrandMember Briefing

It can be a pain when companies rebrand as it usually requires some coordinated updating of wording and logos on websites, handouts, and slides. Nevermind changing habits and remembering to use the new names verbally in presentations. Why bother? As our infrastructure and services expanded, we sometimes branded services with no reference to Crossref. As explained in our The Logo Has Landed post last November, this has led to confusion, and it was not scalable nor sustainable.

What are there 80 million of?

As of this week, there are 80,000,000 scholarly¬†items¬†registered with Crossref! By the way,¬†we update these interesting Crossref stats regularly and you can search the metadata. The 80 millionth scholarly item is [drumroll…]¬†Management Approaches in Beihagi History¬†from the journal Oman Chapter of Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review, published by Al Manhal¬†in the United Arab Emirates. There have been loads of changes¬†since Wiley registered “Designer selves: Construction of technologically mediated identity within graphical, multiuser virtual environments” with the DOI http://dx.

Request for Community Comment: registering content before online availability

Crossref is proposing a process to support the registration of content—including DOIs and other metadata—prior to that content being made available, or published, online. We‚Äôve drafted a paper providing background on the reasons we¬†want to support this and highlighting the use cases. One of the main needs¬†is in journal publishing to support registration of Accepted Manuscripts immediately on or shortly after acceptance, and dealing with press embargoes.Proposal doc for community comment

ORCID tipping point?

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Ginny Hendricks – 2016 January 07

In OrcidAuto-Update

Today eight publishers have presented an open letter that sets out the rationale for making ORCID iDs a requirement for all corresponding authors, a move that is being backed by even more publishers and researchers as the news spreads on twitter with #publishORCID. Crossref is a founding organization of ORCID and an ongoing supporter so it’s great to see further uptake and even more benefit for the research community.

The logo has landed

Crossref_Logo_Stacked_RGB_SMALLThe rebranding of Crossref was top priority when I joined in May in a¬†new role called¬†“Director of Member & Community Outreach”. Since then I‚Äôve been working to understand the array of services, attributes, and audiences we have developed; to answer the questions “What do¬†we¬†do, for whom, and why?”

As Crossref prepares to¬†celebrate turning fifteen at our annual meeting next week, I am thrilled to present our new brand identity with¬†key messages and logo. And along with “thrilled” you may also detect¬†“nervous excitement”.

Taxonomies Meet-up at #FBM15

The Taxonomies Interest Group would like to invite Crossref members to an informal drop-in at the Frankfurt Book Fair:

4-5pm on Wednesday 14th October at the TEMIS booth H76

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