October 2017



Hello and welcome to the October newsletter; keeping you up-to-date with news, blogs and features we think you’ll want to know about.


In this edition we remind you of the new Membership Agreement for 2018, explaining what is it, why it’s needed and what it means for your organization; we launch a new blog series called Meet the members, which draws attention to the growing diversity of our membership base and the ways in which our services are used; we celebrate ORCID turning five; and we show you how you can be part of our annual meeting in Singapore (#CRLIVE17) - without stepping foot on a plane. 


As always, we’re keen to hear your feedback on any service or initiative; you can ask or tell us anything via feedback@crossref.org



Our Membership Agreement for 2018

A change to section 9b of the standard Crossref Membership Agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2018 and will automatically replace the previous version. The new agreement won’t affect your membership fees or how you register content, and you don’t need to sign a new contract - but you might want to know its happening and how it benefits you.


Find out what's changing to the Membership Agreement and why


Updated board policy for reference distribution

All metadata that members register with us is made available through our various metadata search and API services. However, references have always been treated differently than all other metadata. Recently our board adopted a new policy for members to set a global account preference for treatment of references.


Understand the new board policy for reference distribution and make sure you have the setting you want


Meet the members - our new blog series

Thank you to Oxfam - the global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty - for kicking off our Meet the members blog series. 


Read more about Oxfam, how they use our services and their plans for the future


ORCID turns five!

ORCID’s fifth birthday recognizes when the registry went live in 2012 but the origins of what became ORCID stretch back to a meeting that Crossref organized back in February 2007 on “Author IDs”. 

Join Ed as he takes a trip down memory lane as ORCID turns five


Experience the Crossref annual meeting in real time!

If you are unable to join us in person at LIVE 17 in Singapore this year-don’t despair! We’ll be livestreaming all of the plenary talks, as well as recording the breakout sessions (for your future enjoyment).


Experience the Crossref annual meeting in real time


In case you missed it:

Our friendly bot would like to collect Event Data for your content

Find out how the National Library of Sweden uses our metadata

Read an update from the Organization Identifier Working Group


Upcoming Events:

Nov 2-3

XUG eXtyles User Group Meeting

Nov 14-15

Crossref LIVE17, Singapore

Nov 20

Crossref LIVE Indonesia,Yogyakarta 


View all upcoming events


Upcoming Webinars:

Nov 8

Maintaining your Metadata 


View all upcoming webinars


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