I’m going to talk a little bit more about what we mean by more metadata, what people are using your metadata for. I’m pleased that we’ve been joined by some of our affiliates who are actively using Crossref metadata in their tools and services (Researchfish, Sympletic, Altmetric) and Jure Triglav from the Coko Foundation has been kind enough to join us to show us that in action.
So what do we mean when we talk about Crossref metadata?
It’s all about connections. The end goal is to help facilitate better connections between all research outputs and involvement in the research, updates to the research, and so on.
Clearly we need to tell a fuller story - to explain to all parties the benefits of doing all this work, so that’s what I am starting to do today!
We need to get better at communicating this. THOUSANDS of tools use Crossref metadata,
And we continue to grow with new organisations each month
And funders use Crossref metadata heavily as you can imagine, both sometimes as members actually registering content such as technical reports,
But also mainly integrate our metadata to help their own tracking activities. CHORUS.
Bibliography / PDF library management tools
It is a collaborative writing tool, it’s web-based and free to use.
Authorea is specifically made for scholarly documents such as research articles, conference papers, grey literature, class notes, student papers, and problem sets.
For citations and references, Authorea built in a citation tool so authors can search and cite research papers, without having to leave the editor. While in the middle of writing a sentence, authors can click the “cite” button and this citation tool opens up and inserts the chosen citation into the text.
Ingest our metadata & enable metadata lookup Integrate with link resolvers
It is a higher education initiative whose mission is to maximize research impact by making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. SHARE’s data set is free, openly licensed, and built with open source technology developed at the Center for Open Science (COS). Launched in beta in April 2015 the data set has grown to more than 6 million records from 100+ providers, including Crossref, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), DataONE, 50+ library institutional repositories, and more.
SHARE is building its free, open, data set by gathering, cleaning, linking, and enhancing metadata that describes research activities and outputs—from data management plans and grant proposals to preprints, presentations, journal articles, and research data.
“We would love to see rights-declaration metadata. This is invaluable to know what category the work is in (public domain, copyrighted, etc.)what constraints or permission requirements exist, contact information, and more.”
A collaborative READING tool.
PaperHive is a web-platform for collaborative reading and a cross-publisher layer of interaction on top of research documents. It lets researchers communicate in published documents in a productive and time-saving way. PaperHive thus puts academic literature, which is integrated with the platform, in the limelight and increases content usage and reader engagement.
PaperHive extends the concept of a living document and offers an innovative way of displaying content without hosting it. Instead, academic documents are dynamically pulled from the publisher’s servers thus ensuring compliance with content licensing. It enables readers to stay in touch with the articles of interest beyond just saving them in an offline folder.
Crossref is the common ground on which third party companies and initiatives can build valuable services for publishers and researchers. It facilitates the integration of content into PaperHive by providing the metadata of articles and books from numerous publishers independent of the technology behind their content platforms. Moreover, if the publishers provide ORCID identifiers of authors in the Crossref metadata, researchers can immediately interact with the readers of their works.
More upcoming examples
SO many many tools using the metadata and - and those are the ones we know about because for our main API we don’t actually ask them to register.
How to these organisations (AND YOU, publishers) access this vast masse of metadata?
Searching as a person
Searching as a machine
And machines to help people search!
We collect metadata, it gets taken into many other tools and services, and in-turn could potentially get back into the research communications system through the creation of new research works.
Questions? Please say who you are and where you are from! Coffee then pass to Jure.
Global reach of Crossref metadata - Rachael Lammey - London LIVE 2017
Crossref LIVE, London, September 2017
Head of International
A free open dataset built on the Centre for Open
Science (COS) technology
Integrates Crossref metadata to join other sources
such as DataONE, 50+ library institutional
“We would love to see rights-
declaration metadata. This is
invaluable to know whether it’s public
domain or copyrighted, and any
constraints for use.”
Digital data librarian in Research Data and GIS Services at
Washington University in St. Louis Libraries and
visiting program oﬃce for SHARE
A “living document” where researchers can
communicate within published works.
Ingests Crossref metadata to display papers
without hosting. Also if ORCID iDs are in Crossref
the readers can interact with each others’ related
Crossref metadata helps research
to be found, cited, linked-to,
assessed, and re-used