Joe Wass

Joe Wass

Head of Software Development

Biography

Joe Wass is Head of the Software Development team, making sure we build and run the right software for our community. He spent his first five years in Crossref Labs getting to know our broad community, with a special focus on finding citations in new places on the web, keeping tabs on the evolving activities of scholars round the world.

Topics

  • Crossref Event Data
  • altmetrics
  • Wikipedia
  • linked clinical trials
  • text and data mining

Twitter

@joewass

ORCID iD

0000-0002-0840-454X

Joe Wass's Latest Blog Posts

Renewed Persistence

Joe Wass, Saturday, Apr 1, 2023

In Engineering

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We believe in Persistent Identifiers. We believe in defence in depth. Today we’re excited to announce an upgrade to our data resilience strategy. Defence in depth means layers of security and resilience, and that means layers of backups. For some years now, our last line of defence has been a reliable, tried-and-tested technology. One that’s been around for a while. Yes, I’m talking about the humble 5¼ inch floppy disk.

What's that DOI?

Joe Wass, Monday, Jan 21, 2019

In Event DataPidapalooza

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This is a long overdue followup to 2016’s “URLs and DOIs: a complicated relationship”. Like that post, this accompanies my talk at PIDapalooza, the festival of open persistent identifiers). I don’t think I need to give a spoiler warning when I tell you that it’s still complicated. But this post presents some vocabulary to describe exactly how complicated it is. Event Data has been up and running and collecting data for a couple of years now, but this post describes changes we made toward the end of 2018.

Hear this, real insight into the inner workings of Crossref

Joe Wass, Sunday, Apr 1, 2018

In Member BriefingEvent DataLaunch

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You want to hear more from us. We hear you. We’ve spent the past year building Crossref Event Data, and hope to launch very soon. Building a new piece of infrastructure from scratch has been an exciting project, and we’ve taken the opportunity to incorporate as much feedback from the community as possible. We’d like to take a moment to share some of the suggestions we had, and how we’ve acted on them.

Bridging Identifiers at PIDapalooza

Hello from sunny Girona! I’m heading to PIDapalooza, the Persistent Identifier festival, as it returns for its second year. It’s all about to kick off. One of the themes this year is “bridging worlds”: how to bring together different communities and the identifiers they use. Something I really enjoyed about PIDapalooza last year was the variety of people who came. We heard about some “traditional” identifier systems (at least, it seems that way to us): DOIs for publications, DOIs for datasets, ORCIDs for researchers.

Event Data as Underlying Altmetrics Infrastructure at the 4:AM Altmetrics Conference

I’m here in Toronto and looking forward to a busy week. Maddy Watson and I are in town for the 4:AM Altmetrics Conference, as well as the altmetrics17 workshop and Hack-day. I’ll be speaking at each, and for those of you who aren’t able to make it, I’ve combined both presentations into a handy blog post, which follows on from my last one. But first, nothing beats a good demo. Take a look at our live stream.

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