Crossref LIVE Annual

LIVE19 in Amsterdam, November 13-14, 2019

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The theme for LIVE19—approaching the 20th anniversary of Crossref—was Have your say and it included an afternoon of scene-setting talks from Ed on our strategy and trends, and Ginny on research into the value of Crossref. They also set out some thoughts in the blog post A turning point is a time for reflection. We also heard flash talks on that same subject of the value of Crossref, in a session entitled “In their own words” from: Todd Toler of Wiley; Catriona Maccallum of Hindawi; Anna Danilova of Ukrinformauka; Christian Gutknecht of the Swiss National Science Foundation; and Ludo Waltman of CWTS at Leiden University.

Roundtable group workshops on the second day were designed around an extended annual report as a “fact file” which shows data and trends alongside key questions.

Christian also wrote up his takeaways from LIVE19 (in German), as did Ludo who includes three top recommendations for Crossref from a science studies perspective.

All the links to the recorded talks, a podcast on surprises & challenges, and outputs from the workshops, will be posted here by the end of 2019.

Please note there will be no in-person event around the November 2020 annual election, which will instead be announced virtually. We want to take stock of the feedback from LIVE19, gather more from others throughout 2020, and following up on the value research outputs we’ll be ready to report progress in 2021. Please check to see if there will be a LIVE local near you instead.

LIVE18 in Toronto, November 13-14, 2018

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The theme of LIVE18 was How good is your metadata? where Crossref staff and invited speakers inspired us with their metadata tales of woe and wonder. It was two full days packed with a mixture of plenary sessions, the results of our members’ newly elected board members, and interactive activities.

Watch the recorded sessions from day one 13 November, 2018
Watch the recorded sessions from day two 14 November, 2018

LIVE17 in Singapore, November 14-15, 2017

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We focused on the theme of Metadata + Relations + Infrastructure = Context. We had our fullest program yet, with the broadest representation yet - researchers, editors, journal and book people, publishing execs, librarians, and funders. We talked a lot about relationships: between metadata; between research outputs; and between the scholarly community.

Watch the recorded sessions from day one 14 November, 2017
Watch the recorded sessions from day two 15 November, 2017

LIVE16 in London, November 1-2, 2016

Get a flavor of the event by listening to three of the most popular talks from 2016. The podcast also includes some of our guest’s comments about the talks, including Crossref’s Geoffrey Bilder on our plans for a new organization identifier registry, Dario Taraborelli from the Wikimedia Foundation, and April Hathcock of New York University.

The annual meeting archive

Browse our archive of annual meetings with agendas and links to previous presentations from 2001 through 2015. Its a real trip down memory lane!


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Last Updated: 2019 August 3 by Ginny Hendricks