A look back at LIVE16

Crossref LIVE16 opened with a Mashup Day on 1st November 2016 in London. Attendees from the scholarly communications world met to chat with Crossref team members in an open house atmosphere. The Crossref team put their latest projects on display and were met with questions, comments, and ideas from members and other metadata folks. Here’s what it looked like — you may recognize a few familiar faces. 

Crossref LIVE16 in London

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LIVE16 continued with the Conference Day on 2nd November, a plenary session with invited speakers and presentations by the Crossref team. Here are the presentations, in chronological order.

Dario Taraborelli speaks on “Wikipedia’s role in the dissemination of scholarship” 

Ian Calvert speaks on: “You don’t have metadata (and how to befriend a data scientist)” 

Ed Pentz speaks on “Crossref’s outlook & key priorities” 

Ginny Hendricks speaks on “A vision for membership”

Geoffrey Bilder speaks on “The case of the missing leg” 

Lisa Hart Martin speaks on “The meaning of governance”

Jennifer Lin speaks on “New territories in the Scholarly Research Map”

 

Chuck Koscher speaks on “Relationships and other notable things” 

Carly Strasser speaks on “Funders and Publishers as Agents of Change” 

April Hathcock speaks on “Opening Up the Margins”

 

Your survey feedback

We’re serious about making Crossref LIVE a useful and welcoming annual event for the Crossref membership as well as members of the wider scholarly communications community. That’s why we appreciate responses from the attendees who answered our survey. Here’s what we have learned from your feedback:

Content

  • You want speakers to tell you something new, even if you don’t agree with their points of view
  • Your favorite speakers were those who inspired you
  • You prefer an unscripted presentation style that makes complex topics accessible to all
  • You’re not as interested in the mechanics of Crossref’s annual election as we are

Format

  • You enjoyed the diversity of presenters and would like even more external speakers
  • You want more opportunity to ask us technical questions on the Mashup Day  
  • You want to see panel discussions in addition to individual presentations on the Conference Day
  • Those who attended the Conference Day only wished they had also attended the Mashup Day

Atmosphere

  • You liked the casual atmosphere but wanted more seating and more dessert.  So noted!

LIVE17 will be held next November 14-15 in Asia. Until then, we hope you’ll have the chance to see us at the regional Crossref LIVE events we are planning around the world throughout the year. Our next local event is Crossref LIVE in Brazil, held 13 December in Campinas and 16 December in Sao Paulo. 

One member, one vote: Crossref Board Election opens today, September 30th

Watch for two important emails on September 30th – one with a voting link and material, and one with your username and password.

Running Crossref well is a key part of our mission. It’s important that we be as neutral and fair as possible, and we are always striving for that balance. One of our stated principles is “One member, one vote”. And each year we encourage each of our members–standing at over 6000 today–to participate in the election of new board members.

It is hard to believe that November 2nd will be Crossref’s 17th annual meeting and our 16th annual Board of Directors election. How time flies, and oh, how we have grown!

Crossref's Truths, taken from our forthcoming new website.
Crossref’s Truths, taken from our forthcoming new website.

I am hoping that we can rally the membership to participate in this important process!

Candidates will be elected at Crossref LIVE16 for three-year terms to fill five of the 16 Board seats whose terms expire this year.  The slate of candidates was recommended by the Nominating Committee, which consisted of three Board members not up for re-election, and two Crossref members that are not on the Board.

This year, Jasper Simons, APA; Paul Peters, Hindawi; Jason Wilde, AIP; Chris Fell, Cambridge University Press; and Rebecca Lawrence, f1000 served on the Nominating Committee.  The Committee met to discuss the process, criteria, and potential candidates, and put forward a slate which was required to be at least equal to the number of Board seats up for election. The slate may or may not consist of Board members up for re-election.

Crossref members are welcome to run as independent candidates, as long as they have ten member endorsements sent to lhart@crossref.org with the intent to run. We sent a notification of the process in advance (this year on August 26th), so any nominations could be included in the voting materials that will be sent via email on September 30th.

You can access online voting from today at:

+https://eballot4.votenet.com/PILA/admin. Watch your inbox today for emails with your username and password!

Crossref’s Annual Meeting is now Crossref LIVE16

Everyone is invited to our free annual event this 1-2 November in London. (Register here)

In years past, only Crossref members typically attended the Crossref Annual Meeting. This year, we looked at the event with new eyes. We realized that we’d have even richer conversations, more creative energy, and the meeting would be even better for our members if we could rally the entire community together.  So we decided to re-develop our annual event from the ground-up. 

Logo for Crossref LIVE 16

The result is Crossref LIVE16, an event with a new format and a new focus on the entirety of the scholarly communications community.  We are opening doors for the whole community, welcoming publishers, librarians, researchers, funders, technology providers, and Crossref members alike.  Continue reading “Crossref’s Annual Meeting is now Crossref LIVE16”

Announcing PIDapalooza – a festival of identifiers

sideAThe buzz is building around PIDapalooza – the first open festival of scholarly research persistent identifiers (PID), to be held at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik on November 9-10, 2016.

PIDapalooza will bring together creators and users of PIDs from around the world to shape the future PID landscape through the development of tools and services for the research community. PIDs support proper attribution and credit, promote collaboration and reuse, enable reproducibility of findings, foster faster and more efficient progress, and facilitate effective sharing, dissemination, and linking of scholarly works. Continue reading “Announcing PIDapalooza – a festival of identifiers”

2016 upcoming events – we’re out and about!

Check out the events below where Crossref will attend or present in 2016. We have been busy over the past few months, and we have more planned for the rest of year. If we will be at a place near you, please come see us (and support these organizations and events)!

Upcoming Events
SHARE Community Meeting, July 11-14, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Crossref Outreach Day – July 19-21 – Seoul, South Korea
CASE 2016 Conference – July 20-22 – Seoul, South Korea
ACSE Annual Meeting 2016 – August 10-11 – Dubai, UAE
Vivo 2016 Conference – August 17-19 – Denver CO, USA
SciDataCon – September 11-17 – Denver CO, USA
ALPSP – September 14-16 – London, UK
OASPA – September 21-22 – Arlington VA, USA
3:AM Conference – September 26 – 28 – Bucharest, Romania
ORCID Outreach Conference – October 5-6 – Washington DC, USA
Frankfurt Book Fair – October 19-23 – Frankfurt, Germany (Hall 4.2, Stand #4.2 M 85)
**Crossref Annual Community Meeting #Crossref16 – November 1-2 – London, UK**
PIDapalooza – November 9-10 – Reykjavik, Iceland
OpenCon 2016 – November 12-14 – Washington DC, USA
STM Digital Publishing Conference – December 6-8 – London, UK

The Crossref outreach team will host a number of outreach events around the globe. Updates about events are shared through social media so please connect with us via @CrossrefOrg.
 

Crossref Event Data: early preview now available

Crossref Event Data logo

Test out the early preview of Event Data while we continue to develop it. Share your thoughts. And be warned: we may break a few eggs from time to time!

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Chicken by anbileru adaleru from the The Noun Project

Want to discover which research works are being shared, liked and commented on? What about the number of times a scholarly item is referenced? Starting today, you can whet your appetite with an early preview of the forthcoming Crossref Event Data service. We invite you to start exploring the activity of DOIs as they permeate and interact with the world after publication.

Continue reading “Crossref Event Data: early preview now available”

Distributed Usage Logging: A private channel for private data

Forty wire telephone switchboard, 1907, Author unknown, Popular Science Monthly Vol 70, Wikimedia Commons.

A few months ago Crossref announced that we will be launching a new service for the community in 2016 that tracks activities around DOIs recording user content interactions. These “events” cover a broad spectrum of online activities including publication usage, links to datasets, social bookmarks, blog mentions, social shares, comments, recommendations, etc. The DOI Event Tracking (DET) service collects the data and make it available to all in an open clearinghouse so that data are open, comparable, audit-able, and portable. These data are all publicly available from external platform partners, and they meet the terms of distribution from each partner. Continue reading “Distributed Usage Logging: A private channel for private data”

Watch Speaker Videos from the 2015 Annual Meeting

You might have missed it, but you haven’t missed out.  If you want to watch – or savor re-watching – the presentations from last week’s 2015 Crossref Annual Meeting, we’ve embedded each video below in chronological order. Sit back, relax, and take it all in (again) just as though you were in an air-conditioned ballroom at the Taj. Note: if your organization blocks Wistia videos, please whitelist these domains: *.wistia.com and fast.wistia.net. Continue reading “Watch Speaker Videos from the 2015 Annual Meeting”

2015 Annual Meeting: Speakers Announced

15th AnniversaryCurious about who will be speaking at Crossref’s Annual Meeting this year? We have a flock of scholarly communications talent gathering at the Taj Hotel in Boston from November 17-18, 2015.  In addition to our line-up of keynote speeches and technical workshops, we will be celebrating Crossref’s 15th Anniversary with a quindecennial fête on Wednesday evening, November 18th. There’s still time to register, so please join us!   Continue reading “2015 Annual Meeting: Speakers Announced”