Jennifer Kemp

Jennifer Kemp

Head of Partnerships

Biography

Jennifer Kemp is Head of Partnerships at Crossref, where she works with members, service providers and metadata users to improve community participation, metadata and discoverability. Prior to Crossref, she was most recently Senior Manager of Policy and External Relations, North America for Springer Nature. Her experience in scholarly publishing began with her work as a Publication Manager at HighWire Press, where she had a variety of clients publishing in a wide range of disciplines. Jennifer’s perspective on the industry remains influenced by her years as a librarian and she is active in a number of community initiatives. At Crossref, she facilitates the Books Interest Group, Funder Advisory Group and the Metadata User Working Group. She also serves on the Next Generation Library Publishing Advisory Board, the Library Publishing Coalition Preservation Task Force and the Open Access eBook Usage (OAeBU) Board of Trustees.

Topics

  • Scholarly communications
  • Metadata retrieval
  • Event Data
  • Use of our metadata
  • Books
  • Libraries

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Jennifer Kemp's Latest Blog Posts

Accessibility for Crossref DOI Links: Call for comments on proposed new guidelines

Our entire community – members, metadata users, service providers, community organizations and researchers – create and/or use DOIs in some way so making them more accessible is a worthy and overdue effort. For the first time in five years and only the second time ever, we are recommending some changes to our DOI display guidelines (the changes aren’t really for display but more on that below). We don’t take such changes lightly, because we know it means updating established workflows.

With a little help from your Crossref friends: Better metadata

Jennifer Kemp, Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

In MetadataLinkingAPIS

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We talk so much about more and better metadata that a reasonable question might be: what is Crossref doing to help? Members and their service partners do the heavy lifting to provide Crossref with metadata and we don’t change what is supplied to us. One reason we don’t is because members can and often do change their records (important note: updated records do not incur fees!). However, we do a fair amount of behind the scenes work to check and report on the metadata as well as to add context and relationships.

Come and get your grant metadata!

Rachael Lammey, Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

In Research FundersMetadataGrantsInfrastructure

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Tl;dr: Metadata for the (currently 26,000) grants that have been registered by our funder members is now available via the REST API. This is quite a milestone in our program to include funding in Crossref infrastructure and a step forward in our mission to connect all.the.things. This post gives you all the queries you might need to satisfy your curiosity and start to see what’s possible with deeper analysis. So have the look and see what useful things you can discover.

RFP: Help evaluate the reach and effects of metadata

Jennifer Kemp, Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

In MetadataCommunity

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UPDATE, 14 October 2021: We received several excellent proposals in response to this RFP and we’d like to thank everyone involved for their time and enthusiasm. We are excited to announce the two projects that have been selected, to run through early 2023. Stay tuned! With or Without: Measuring Impacts of Books Metadata This project will test the premise that academic books metadata improves discoverability and usage by assessing the impact of book chapter records with DOIs (unique from metadata associated with the entire book) with associated chapter and book attributes.

Service Provider perspectives: A few minutes with our publisher hosting platforms

Service Providers work on behalf of our members by creating, registering, querying and/or displaying metadata. We rely on this group to support our schema as it evolves, to roll out new and updated services to members and to work closely with us on a variety of matters of mutual interest. Many of our Service Providers have been with us since the early days of Crossref. Others have joined as scholarly communications has grown and services have evolved.

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