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CrossRef improves its reference linking system, expands publisher memberships. (Linking Agreements).

CrossRef, a publisher collaborative initiative that enables researchers to navigate online journals via digital object identifier (DOI)-based citation links, has announced the launch of version 2.0 of its metadata database resolution service, as well as an expansion of its publisher and affiliate memberships.

Version 2.0 uses a scalable architecture and current Web technologies, resulting in more resolved queries and expanded reference content. Due to the system's "fuzzy" logic, there has been a significant increase in positive query results, according to the announcement. Version 2.0 also supports the new CrossRef XML Deposit Schema, which provides a more robust vocabulary for journal metadata and conference proceedings.

In addition, CrossRef's membership base continues to grow with 152 publisher members, representing over 6,400 journals and almost 5 million records. A linking solutions partner agreement was signed with Fretwell-Downing for its plans to integrate CrossRef into its 7 PORTAL product for libraries that will automatically build links between citation information and digital content. ProQuest will support linking to the full text via CrossRef, and will be beta testing dynamic retrievals using CrossRef's new system. Project Muse, which offers subscription access to the full text of more than 200 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences, has announced its plans to actively participate in CrossRef beginning this year.

Source: CrossRef, Burlington, MA, 781/295-0072; http://www.crossref.org.

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