Crossref LIVE19: Have your say

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Crossref LIVE19: Have your say

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November 13, 2019 · 12:30pm - November 14, 2019 · 5pm CET


TOBACCO Theater 75-87 Nes 1012 KD Amsterdam Netherlands


“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” - Aristotle

Crossref strives for balance. Different people want different things from us. As we prepare to turn 20, please join this unique meeting to help shape the future of Crossref.

With a smaller group than usual, we're dedicating this year's annual meeting to hear what you value about Crossref. Which initiatives would you put first and/or last? Where would you have us draw the line between mission and ambition? What is “core” for you? How could/should we adapt for the future in order to meet your needs?

There won't be any plenary talks about trends in scholarly communications, but instead workshop-style activities to help hone our strategy, do some scenario planning, and prioritize goals together, as a community.

Research is global, and supporting a diverse global community is a challenge. Come and have your say.


Agenda, Wednesday, November 13

12:30 Registration (no lunch but 'power bars' and refreshments available)

13:45 Welcome & objectives (Ed Pentz)

14:00 The perceived value of Crossref

14:20 Strategic scene-setting

14:45 Break

15:15 "In their own words" talks:

Large publisher (Todd Toler, Wiley)

Medium publisher (Catriona MacCallum, Hindawi)

Small publisher (Anna Danilova, Ukrinformnauka)

Research funder (Christian Gutkneckt, Swiss National Science Foundation)

Academic group (Ludo Waltman, CWTS, University of Leiden)

Wrap-up: Striving for balance

16:30 Governance & board election

16:30 Introduction to workshops

17:00 Reception: Chat over drinks and canapes

Agenda, Thursday, November 14

08:45 Grab a coffee & find your assigned roundtable.

09:00 Workshop 1: What is our mission and who do we serve?

10:00 Report back & discussion

11:00 Break

11:30 Workshop 2: How are we sustained?

12:15 Report back & discussion

13:15 Lunch

14:15 Workshop 3: How should our priorities change?

15:15 Report back & discussion

16:15 Next steps & follow-up

17:00 Close

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Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess.

We’re a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better. We rally the community; tag and share metadata; run an open infrastructure; play with technology; and make tools and services—all to help put scholarly content in context.

It’s as simple—and as complicated—as that.