CrossRef search pilot adds 16 additional publishers

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "CrossRef search pilot adds 16 additional publishers", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 4.



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CrossRef search pilot adds 16 additional publishers

CrossRef search pilot adds 16 additional publishers

Another initiative that is starting to open up the deep web currently inaccessible to surfers without journal subscriptions. Articles identified will of course have to be paid for at the publisher rate.CrossRef announced today that its new pilot initiative in collaboration with Google™ search technologies has added 16 additional publishers. CrossRef Search now enables users to search the full text of high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources covering the full spectrum of scholarly research from 25 leading publishers.

CrossRef Search is available to all users, free of charge, on the Web sites of participating publishers, and encompasses current journal issues as well as back files. The results are delivered from the regular Google index but filter out everything except the participating publishers’ content, and will link to the content on publishers’ web sites via digital object identifiers (DOIs) or regular URLs. CrossRef itself does not host any content or perform searches – CrossRef works behind the scenes with Google to facilitate the crawling of content on publishers’ sites and sets the policies and guidelines governing publisher participation in the initiative. As well as enabling CrossRef Search, the partnership with Google also means that full-text content from the publishers is also referenced by the main index in its more general searches. Participating publishers now include: The CrossRef Search pilot will run through 2004 to evaluate functionality and to gather feedback from scientists, scholars and librarians for the purpose of fine-tuning the program. Participating publishers are also investigating how DOIs can be used to improve indexing of content and enable persistent links from search results to the full-text of content at publishers’ sites. CrossRef is also in discussion with other search engines.

Source: CrossRef Press release, 8 July 2004.

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