October 1, 2014

Roundup: News From CrossRef, Purdue U, HighWire, EBSCO, and ebrary

1. CrossMark Update Identification Service Launches 2. BMJ Group Renews Partnership with HighWire (PDF) 3. ebrary Helps Medical Libraries Acquire E-books Strategically, Launches New Packs (PDF) 4. Purdue: University Dedicates Krannert Renovated Library 5. EBSCO Publishing Enhances E-book Offerings with 39 New Subject Sets

New From Cross Ref Labs: First Public Release of “pdf-extract”

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From the CrossTech Blog: CrossRef Labs is happy to announce the first public release of “pdf-extract” an open source set of tools and libraries for extracting citation references (and, eventually, other semantic metadata) from PDFs. We first demonstrated this tool to CrossRef members at our annual meeting last year. See the pdf-extract labs page for […]

New Issue: CrossRef Quarterly (January 2012)

Direct to Full Text From the Executive Director’s (Ed Pentz) Letter: CrossRef had a great year in 2011. We passed the 50 million DOI mark and ended the year with 51.6 million DOIs, and there were 526 million clicks (resolutions) of CrossRef DOIs, which means a lot of users getting a lot of content. [Clip] […]

Discovery Services: WorldCat Local Adds New Databases and Collections During May

This OCLC announcement includes the following list of new services added to the WorldCat Local Central Index during May, 2011. CrossRef, which provides bibliographic data and persistent links through Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for more than 35 million journal articles and other scholarly content. BioOne, which provides access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, […]

"New Linked Data for Libraries"

From a SemanticWeb.com Posting: A new blog post discusses some “big news for folks interested in Library Linked Data: CrossRef has made the metadata for 46 million Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) available as Linked Data. DOIs are heavily used in the publishing space to uniquely identify electronic documents (largely scholarly journal articles). CrossRef is a […]