Books interest group

The Books Interest Group serves as a resource for Crossref and its participants to surface, discuss and make progress on metadata and workflow issues unique to book publishers. The group comprises Crossref members and nonmembers, and is led by a Chair and Crossref staff facilitators.

What we’re working on

This year, the group is focused on:

  • Reviewing book and chapter types in our metadata schema, as well as books representation in JSON outputs.
  • Best practice for books. This guide has had some recent revisions and work on it will continue this year.
  • Bringing others from the industry into discussions on topics of particular interest, such as books on multiple platforms.
  • Education and outreach: ongoing, with use cases of particular interest and most recently including Publisher Participation Reports

Suggestions for topics are welcome.


Chair: Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press
Facilitators: Jennifer Kemp

  • Diane Needham, ACS
  • Emily Ayubi, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Eva Winer, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Timothy McAdoo, APA
  • Nikos Markantonatos, Atypon
  • Dawn Ingram, Atypon
  • Elli Rapti, Atypon
  • Tom Weterings, Brill
  • Mike Eden, Cambridge University Press
  • Rachael Kendall, Cambridge University Press
  • Mike Taylor, Digital Science
  • Allison Belan, Duke University Press
  • Patty Chase, Duke University Press
  • Patty Van, Duke University Press
  • Anna Glazier, Edinburgh University Press
  • Melissa Kreitzer, Elsevier
  • Marc Segers, Geoscienceworld
  • Jim Beardow, IMF
  • John Brenneman, IMF
  • Patricia Loo, IMF
  • Bruce Rosenblum, Inera
  • Wendy Queen, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Kelly Swickard, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Lauren Lissaris, JSTOR
  • Jabin White, JSTOR
  • Bill Kasdorf, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC
  • Ardie Bausenbach, Library of Congress
  • Todd Carpenter, NISO
  • Ronald Snijder, OAPEN
  • David Woodworth, OCLC
  • Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, O’Connell Consulting
  • Rupert Gatti, Open Book Publishers
  • Mark Dunn, Oxford University Press
  • Amber Fischer, Oxford University Press
  • Ben Feuchter, Springer Nature
  • Nicola Parkin, Taylor and Francis
  • John Normansell, The University of Manchester
  • Paige MacKay, Ubiquity Press
  • Tom Mowlam, Ubiquity Press
  • Erich Van Rijn, University of California Press
  • Krista Coulson, University of Chicago Press
  • Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press
  • Jeremy Morse, University of Michigan Press
  • Linda McGrath, Walter de Gruyter
  • Pascal Ssemaganda, World Bank Publications
  • Ron Denton
  • Sun Huh

How the group works (and the guidelines)

The group meets quarterly and comprises a staff facilitator, a chair and number of members and subscribers who commit to regular attendance and participation. Guest attendance is welcome on a per-meeting basis.

Please contact Jennifer Kemp with any questions or to join the calls.

Page owner: Jennifer Kemp   |   Last updated 2019-October-10