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Madeleine Watson

Madeleine Watson is a Product Manager who joined Crossref in 2015 after working in the educational publishing industry. With a Masters degree in Digital Publishing, Madeleine is a native of the editorial and production environment and has developed content and features for educational platforms and learning management systems in both the Australian and the UK markets. At Crossref, she can normally be found either hunched over her laptop scouring through technical documentation or enjoying a lively discussion with her colleagues about the merits of single origin coffee. Madeleine looks after Crossref’s Similarity Check and Event Data services but can also help you with any questions around altmetrics, books co-access, and the distributed usage logging initiative.

Read more about Madeleine Watson on their team page.

Now put your hands up! (for a Similarity Check update)

Today, I’m thinking back to 2008. A time when khaki and gladiator sandals dominated my wardrobe. The year when Obama was elected, and Madonna and Guy Ritchie parted ways. When we were given both the iPhone 3G and the Kindle, and when the effects of the global financial crisis lead us to come to terms with the notion of a ‘staycation’. In 2008 we met both Wall-E and Benjamin Button, were enthralled by the Beijing Olympics, and became addicted to Breaking Bad.

Important changes to Similarity Check

New features, new indexing, new name - oh my! TL;DR The indexing of Similarity Check users’ content into the shared full-text database is about to get a lot faster. Now we need members assistance in helping Turnitin (the company who own and operate the iThenticate plagiarism checking tool) to transition to a new method of indexing content. For existing Similarity Check users: please check that your metadata includes full-text URLs so that Turnitin can quickly and easily locate and index your content.

Crossref Event Data: early preview now available

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Test out the early preview of Event Data while we continue to develop it. Share your thoughts. And be warned: we may break a few eggs from time to time!

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Chicken by anbileru adaleru from the The Noun Project

Want to discover which research works are being shared, liked and commented on? What about the number of times a scholarly item is referenced? Starting today, you can whet your appetite with an early preview of the forthcoming Crossref Event Data service. We invite you to start exploring the activity of DOIs as they permeate and interact with the world after publication.

Event Data: open for your interpretation

What happens to a research work outside of the formal literature? That’s what Event Data will aim to answer when the service launches later this year. Following the successful DOI Event Tracker pilot in Spring 2014, development has been underway to build our new service, newly re-named Crossref Event Data. It’s an open data service that registers online activity (specifically, events) associated with Crossref metadata. Event Data will collect and store a record of any activity surrounding a research work from a defined set of web sources.
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