Crossref’s gift of metadata by Johnathan A Rees.
From the post:
I was delighted to learn of Crossref’s April 20 announcement (press release ; Geoff Bilder’s blog post) that they are making their DOI metadata available in RDF via HTTP. This is a significant development for scholarship on the Web and an important step toward a fully open and reliable scholarly edifice.
For those of you not familiar with this database, it has about 46 million records (and growing), keyed by strings called “digital object identifiers”. DOIs are similar to the ISBNs used for books, but are applied at a finer level of granularity – mainly for academic research articles published in the past 10 years, but with coverage steadily growing. Each record has basic bibliographic metadata for its “object” such as author, title, publisher, publication date.
It occurred to me to check if Crossref was participating in ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) and they are. Could well make a difference for articles being currently published as well as for the last ten (10) years, not sure who is going to fund mining the older material.