I’m going to talk a little bit more about what we mean by more metadata, what people are using your metadata for. Registering content with Crossref is just the start - the reason to deposit complete, accurate metadata with Crossref is so that your content can go further and be found, cited and used by more people.
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.”
The Initiative for Open Citations I4OC is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties to promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data.
Key benefits of achieving this aim include: • The establishment of a global public web of linked scholarly citation data to enhance the discoverability of published content, both subscription access and open access. This will particularly benefit individuals who are not members of academic institutions with subscriptions to commercial citation databases. • The ability to build new services over the open citation data, for the benefit of publishers, researchers, funding agencies, academic institutions and the general public, as well as enhancing existing services. • The creation of a public citation graph to explore connections between knowledge fields, and to follow the evolution of ideas and scholarly disciplines.
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.
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
Digital data librarian in Research Data and GIS Services at
Washington University in St. Louis Libraries and
National Library of Sweden
The Crossref metadata is presently used in two projects; Open APC Sweden and in our local analysis
database for publication statistics used in negotiations with publishers.
Open APC Sweden is a pilot project to gather data on open access publication costs (APC’s – Article
Processing Charges) from Swedish universities. The project is modelled from the German Bielefeld
University Open APC initiative, which is a part of the INTACTproject. After APC data has been
delivered to the APC system, scripts are run against the Crossref API to fetch information about
publishers and journals. A description of Open APC Sweden can be found here.
When building our local analysis database for publisher statistics, we download data from the SwePub
database, use the Crossref DOIs for API lookup against Crossref to add correct ISSN and publisher
data to the records and then match the records against a list of publisher serials. In this way, we can
get information about how much Swedish researchers have been publishing with a certain publisher
and use this data when negotiating conditions for open access publishing with the publisher in question.