Jennifer Lin – 2018 October 15
Over 100 Million unique scholarly works are distributed into systems across the research enterprise 24/7 via our APIs at a rate of around 633 Million queries a month. Crossref is broadcasting descriptions of these works (metadata) to all corners of the digital universe.
Whether you’re a publisher, institution, governmental agency, data repository, standards body, etc.: when you register and update your metadata with Crossref, you’re relaying it to the entire research enterprise. So make sure your publications are fully and accurately represented.
This year, we’ve released a new tool aimed to make this easier and give you, members, full control over your metadata. Presenting: Metadata Manager. It helps to:
Metadata Manager is available to all our members and the service providers they work with, providing assistance with a wide range of metadata-related tasks:
Issues arise all the time in the dynamic and challenging work of scholarly communications. Metadata Manager provides a fast and easy way to meet these head-on when broadcasting new content or updating existing content. Submissions through this tool are processed immediately upon submission (i.e., no queues!).
This new tool empowers our members to “represent” in the exhilarating thrum of data reaching our API users. At this moment in time, it only supports journals, but our development team is currently working hard to include the remaining content types.
Here’s a smattering of highlights from the Metadata Manager feature list:
For those of you that have looked at your own metadata contribution with the use of our new Participation Reports (beta), you’ll find using Metadata Manager a quick and useful way to help you level-up your records.
We invite you to register and update your publications with Metadata Manager, relay the metadata fully and accurately to the entire research enterprise. Check out the comprehensive help documentation to find out how to set up your workspace and get started right away with your usual content registration login details.
As mentioned, we are continuing development, adding support for all remaining content types as well as enhancing existing features. The webDeposit form will remain available throughout this time. For journal publishers, give us a whirl and let us know if you see something missing or there’s a function that would improve your content registration experience!
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