**REMINDER: Note that the submission deadline is quickly approaching:
July 15, 2007**
Amy Brand wrote:
> *REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: INNOVATIVE USES OF CROSSREF METADATA
> *CrossRef is now accepting proposals for the most original and
> promising use of CrossRef's article-level metadata as part of a
> scholarly research/authoring tool or related library service. *_Free
> access _*to participating publishers' metadata and DOIs will be
> granted to the researcher or librarian whose proposal is selected.
> */DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:/ _July 15, 2007
> _**/WHAT TO SUBMIT:
> **1)* *A short but thorough description of the service you would like
> to create using the CrossRef metadata,
> including estimated implementation time
> **2)* *Links to software/services/protocols/standards that you may
> have implemented in the past
> **3)* *Your CV
> **/TO WHOM:
> /*Amy Brand, PhD, Director of Business & Product Development
> email: [log in to unmask]
> By submitting a proposal, you agree to any publicity about the winning
> project that CrossRef may wish to pursue.
> *_BACKGROUND ON CROSSREF METADATA AND WEB SERVICES
> *CrossRef is an independent membership association, founded and
> directed by publishers. CrossRef helps connect users to primary
> research content by enabling publishers to work collectively. Our
> citation-linking network today covers over 27 million articles and
> other content items from several hundred scholarly and professional
> CrossRef Web Services, or CWS, offers an easy-to-use suite of tools
> for authorized partners to collect metadata on a cross-publisher basis
> to streamline their own crawling, indexing, and linking services. One
> way to access the 27 million+ metadata records now registered in
> CrossRef is via our OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for
> Metadata Harvesting) interface. The CrossRef OAI-PMH repository
> interface serves as the central point for the distribution of metadata
> from participating publishers, utilizing a robust and widely adopted
> technology targeted at consumers of large quantities of metadata.
> Access to the CrossRef’s metadata repository is controlled by IP
> authentication and can be tailored to provide specific content from
> select publishers to each authorized recipient.
> The metadata in CrossRef’s database consists of basic bibliographic
> information for each item, including author(s), title, journal name,
> ISSN, volume, issue, page, and DOI-URL pair. Here are links to some
> sample CWS metadata: <http://www.crossref.org/oai-handler_sample.xml>,
> Our data repository is extensive but highly variable in quality from
> publisher to publisher. We have recently begun to take measures to
> ensure higher quality metadata. Any suggestions you may have regarding
> how best to achieve a higher level of data quality and consistency, as
> part of your proposal or otherwise, would be greatly appreciated.
> Different but similarly basic metadata is collected for other types of
> content. In addition, many publishers now also deposit references as
> part of their metadata.
> *CONTACT: *Please email [log in to unmask] with any questions you may
> have about CrossRef Web Services or this RFP.