January 23, 2022

ACM Joins Initiative for Open Abstracts

From ACM:

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has joined the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), a collaboration between publishers, infrastructure organizations, librarians, and researchers to promote the open availability of abstracts.

Scott Delman, Director of Publications at ACM, emphasizes the importance of making abstracts and other metadata openly available: “ACM fully supports the open availability of metadata of scientific outputs. As shown in our Crossref Participation Report, we are making rich metadata available for articles published in our journals. This includes abstracts and references, and we expect to add other metadata elements, in particular ORCID identifiers, in the near future. Openness of abstracts and other metadata will boost the discoverability and impact of research published by ACM.”

Ludo Waltman, Coordinator of I4OA, says, “We are excited to have ACM as a supporter of I4OA. ACM plays a leading role in the field of computer science in terms of its contribution to the open availability of publication metadata. In addition to abstracts, ACM also makes references, affiliations, funding data, and license data openly available through Crossref. We encourage other organizations in the field of computer science to follow the example set by ACM.”

Direct to I4OA Website

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.