Hello Librarians! We are so happy you are here.
Librarians, metadata and Crossref are a winning combination. Libraries have long been an integral part of the Crossref community. In fact, significant traffic from digital identifier links originates with library systems.
Libraries typically use the Crossref system in a few ways:
To retrieve digital object identifiers (DOIs) to create reliable links from database and catalogue records to publishers’ full text, or to enhance localized resolution where the DOI is not already available from the source (i.e. citing) document.
As a source of metadata to enhance OpenURL-based local link resolvers; the Crossref system will accept a DOI as input and return its bibliographic citation.
Libraries can create links to Crossref member publishers without signing bi-lateral linking agreements with each publisher and without having to track publishers’ individual linking schemes.
Terrific! Please review these terms and submit the form. We will follow up with you shortly:
Crossref Library Use Agreement
We are happy to have you join our community and we know that you’re good stewards of metadata, respectful of use terms and copyright and experienced with license agreements so we’ve kept this as short as possible, with a minimum of legalese.
Metadata Retrieval and Use: The Usual Library Uses are Fine (& Encouraged!):
The Library will make a reasonable effort to use DOIs to link prominently to their intended target, without any ‘interrupting technologies,’ like pop ups
Metadata Retrieval and Use: The Usual Prohibitions & Caveats Apply
Other Typical Legal Stuff
Entire Agreement: Finally, this is the entire agreement and supersedes any previous one(s).
If you agree to these terms, please Contact us to set up an account. We look forward to working with you!
OpenURL is a syntax for transporting metadata and identifiers within URLs, and Crossref is a DOI registration agency. These initiatives complement one another and work together. Crossref uses the OpenURL syntax in its own system for metadata retrieval and parameter passing, and makes all of its publishers “OpenURL compliant” for its library participants, by allowing them to retrieve publisher metadata from the Crossref system.
Crossref publisher members must submit a minimal set of metadata as XML compliant with the Crossref deposit schema: For journals that is: journal title, ISSN, first author, year, volume and issue, page numbers and DOIs and URLs. Publishers are encouraged to submit additional metadata.
The Crossref Funder Registry provides a standard way to report funding sources for published scholarly research.