Crossref Newsletter


August 2017



Hello and welcome to the August edition of our community newsletter, the place where we keep you up-to-date with news, blogs and features that we think you’ll want to read, without filling up your inbox.


In this edition, we are very excited to be sharing our 2017 board candidates’ organizational and personal statements with you, as well as whetting your appetite for our November annual meeting (LIVE17) in Singapore by telling you a bit more about the event topics and speakers. We also introduce PIDapalooza 2018 and invite proposal submissions before 18 September.


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Slate of 2017 board candidates announced, and it’s going to be exciting!

With Crossref developing new services for new types of members at a rapid pace, it’s an exciting time to be on the board of directors!


To add to the excitement, this year two things happened for the first time. Firstly, we used our updated bylaws to allow more candidates than available seats, and secondly, we issued an open call for expressions of interest - which was met with an impressive 25 applications.


From the 25 applications, the Nominating Committee has proposed nine candidates to fill the six seats open for election.



LIVE17 is shaping up! 

Our annual meeting in November, LIVE17 is shaping up nicely with an exciting line-up of respected speakers talking around the theme of “Metadata + Infrastructure + Relations = Context”.


A comprehensive agenda of the two-day event will be available shortly, but in the meantime we’ve provided a few talk teasers from Theodora Bloom (the BMJ), Casey Greene (University of Pennsylvania), Leonid Teytelman (, Miguel Escobar Varela (National University of Singapore), Nicholas Bailey (Royal Society of Chemistry), and Kuansan Wang (Microsoft Research Outreach) to whet your appetite.




Let the games begin! The call for PIDapalooza proposals is now open.

PIDapalooza is back and better than ever! The two-day Persistent Identifier festival returns January 23 and 24, 2018. Along with California Digital Library, DataCite and ORCID, we invite you Girona for a mixture of PID demos, workshops, brainstorming and updates on the state of the art.


The call for proposals is now open.



What is Reference linking?

Because Crossref is all about rallying the scholarly community to work together, reference linking is an obligation for all Crossref members and for all current journal content. It is encouraged for other content types as well, such as books and conference proceedings. Find out why in the video below.


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In case you missed it:

Scenario planning for our future - an update on the July 2017 board meeting

Coming to a venue near you - Crossref international workshops

You do want to see how it's made - seeing what goes into Altmetrics


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