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. 

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.
 

Our memories of #SSP2016

Last week a bunch of Crossref’s staff traveled to the 2016 Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC.  After we returned en masse, all nine of us put our heads together to share some of our personal memories of the event.   

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Crossref’s Rosa and Susan at the Fun Walk/Run sponsored by High Wire. 5K before breakfast!

On Cybersecurity and the Scholarly World —“The session described the many and complicated security threats that IT systems face and how threat detection and defense is a constantly ongoing activity. Certainly system administrators are challenged with the technology issues that build firewalls, block intrusions and divert disruptive activity. But perhaps even more important are the social issues that must be managed to develop an informed user community that is immune to the less technical but probably more effective hacks like phishing for user passwords.” Continue reading “Our memories of #SSP2016”

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”

Annual Meeting: Join Crossref in Boston this November!

We’d like to invite the scholarly publishing community to get together in Boston this November with the Crossref Annual Meeting as a rally point. This is the event we hold just once a year to get the whole team under one roof, host a lively discussion with the leading voices in scholarly communications, present technical workshops, and offer you the chance to get hands’ on with our latest metadata services. Our free two-day event takes place from November 17-18, 2015 in Boston, MA. Continue reading “Annual Meeting: Join Crossref in Boston this November!”

Handle System Workshop

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I was invited to speak at the Handle System Workshop which was run back to back with an IDF Open Meeting earlier this week in Brussels and hosted at the Office for Official Publications of the European Union. (Location was in the Charlemagne Building, at left in image, within the rather impressive meeting room Jean Durieux, at right.)
My talk (‘A Distributed Metadata Architecture‘) was focussed on how OpenHandle and XMP could be leveraged to manage dispersed media assets. (The OpenHandle work makes the Handle and DOI systems more readily acessible to applications.)
Other speakers were Norman Paskin (IDF), Gordon Dunsire (Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde), Brian Green (Editeur), Jill Cousins (European Digital Library Foundation), Jan Brase (TIB, Germany), Larry Lannom (CNRI), Ed Pentz (CrossRef), Nigel Ward (Link Affiliates), and Dan Broeder (CLARIN/MPG).
The agendas for the two meetings are posted here (DOI) and here (Handle).