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Article-data linking: how trivial things are changing the world

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    Wouter Haak

    Collaborative session notes: 
    In our session we want to discuss three streams:
    1) An overview of Scholix hubs:

    An overview of the growth of article-data links

    Implementation & adoption stories: how Scholix is being used in practice

    Implementation progress: contributor API & consuming API progress


    We hope to get joint contributions from Crossref, DataCite, EBI, OpenAire, and PMC/Pubmed
    2) An overview of contributor progress

    Data repository contributions have grown well; we will focus less on this part of the balance

    When we looked at journal publishers last year, the contributions were relatively low. Where does this stand today?

    Can we prioritize gaps?

    How can we mobilize the publishing community better?

    We hope to get joint contributions from STM, Crossref, and publishers
    3) A discussion on main end-to-end blockers and next steps

    With the basic implementations underway, it this the right time to look into broadening the scope?

    Or should we remain focused on improving the basic article-data infrastructure?

    We hope to get contributions from CCDC, and yourself

    Additional links to informative material
    The most recent article covering Scholix can be found here:
    Cousijn, H., Feeney, P., Lowenberg, D., Presani, E. and Simons, N., 2019. Bringing Citations and Usage Metrics Together to Make Data Count. Data Science Journal, 18(1), p.9. DOI:
    Recent presentations on article-data linking:
    NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, New Video: Data Discovery in PMC and PubMed
    Further information can be found on:
    https://www.Crossref .org/services/event-data/
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    Group chair serving as contact person
    Wouter Haak

    Meeting objectives (Scholarly link exchange) has been around for a while, so most of you will know about it. Linking data to articles to improve discoverability, citability, alt metrics, and FAIRness of data is an old idea. What you may want to learn about is how this small idea has grown from conception to implementation  and is gaining momentum.
    In our session we want to give you an overview where we collectively stand – including you!. Furthermore we want to increase the momentum, in this session particularly focused on how to increase the adoption of Scholix by journal publishers.
    Last but not least, we again want to discuss if we should broaden our scope or if we want to remain focused on the basics by focusing on data-article links only. Scope expansion could for example include the types of objects that are linked (e.g. going beyond data to include software, workflows, reagents, and/or samples), or expanding the workflows that can be supported (e.g. including publishing status notifications in order to better support synchronization)
    Overall: as trivial as it may seem to link articles to data, it has taken us years to get it going. Right now we are accelerating and are seeking your help to accelerate even more.

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