In libraries, everyone has some familiarity with DOIs but using them and creating them are very
different roles. Fortunately, library publishers are in an excellent position to do both. You may
know Crossref from OpenURL linking. We also provide infrastructure that makes research
outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess using DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers). We’re
increasingly working with a range of library publishers who are keen to use these identifiers in
their publication process.
This session will introduce simple tools and resources to help attendees get to grips with
Crossref so that they can register content, link references and ensure that content is easily
discovered and cited. There is often no need to use XML (unless you want to) to register DOIs,
and platforms like OJS can also help.
This talk will walk participants through the process of understanding: How to create a DOI, the
options to deposit metadata with Crossref and to add/edit the metadata that Crossref holds for
your publications, and how other organizations use this metadata to link research.