Rachael Lammey

Rachael Lammey

Director of Product

Biography

Based in Bristol, UK, Rachael leads Crossref's approach to community-focused product development, consulting with members, users, and other open scholarly infrastructure organisations to help focus the organisation's priorities and deliver on our ambitious roadmap. Rachael worked her way up through editorial groups at a scholarly publisher before joining Crossref as a Product Manager in 2012. In that role she introduced ORCID Auto-update and oversaw improvements to Crossmark and Similarity Check. In the Community team she initiated our important partnership with the Public Knowledge Project, grew adoption of preprints, grants, and data citation, and a brief strint in R&D saw her engage new technical and community iniiatives such as crowd-sourcing retrations and updates. Rachael took over as Director of Product in May 2022.

Topics

  • Metadata (and Crossref's REST API)
  • preprints
  • text mining
  • funding data
  • scholarly publishing
  • community-focused product development

Twitter

@rachaellammey

ORCID iD

0000-0001-5800-1434

Rachael Lammey's Latest Blog Posts

ISR part three: Where does Crossref have the most impact on helping the community to assess the trustworthiness of the scholarly record?

Rachael Lammey, Thursday, Nov 17, 2022

In Research IntegrityTrustworthinessProduct

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Ans: metadata and services are all underpinned by POSI. Leading into a blog post with a question always makes my brain jump ahead to answer that question with the simplest answer possible. I was a nightmare English Literature student. ‘Was Macbeth purely a villain?’ ‘No’. *leaves exam* Just like not giving one-word answers to exam questions, playing our role in the integrity of the scholarly record and helping our members enhance theirs takes thought, explanation, transparency, and work.

Announcing our new Director of Product: Rachael Lammey

Ed Pentz, Friday, Sep 30, 2022

In ProductStaff

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Unfortunately, Bryan Vickery has moved onto pastures new. I would like to thank him for his many contributions at Crossref and we all wish him well. I’m now pleased to announce that Rachael Lammey will be Crossref’s new Director of Product starting on Monday, May 16th. Rachael’s skills and experience are perfectly suited for this role. She has been at Crossref since 2012 and has deep knowledge and experience of all things Crossref: our mission; our members; our culture; and our services.

A ROR-some update to our API

Rachael Lammey, Thursday, Sep 1, 2022

In RORMetadataInfrastructureAPIsResearch Nexus

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Earlier this year, Ginny posted an exciting update on Crossref’s progress with adopting ROR, the Research Organization Registry for affiliations, announcing that we’d started the collection of ROR identifiers in our metadata input schema. 🦁 The capacity to accept ROR IDs to help reliably identify institutions is really important but the real value comes from their open availability alongside the other metadata registered with us, such as for publications like journal articles, book chapters, preprints, and for other objects such as grants.

Come and get your grant metadata!

Rachael Lammey, Thursday, Sep 1, 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.

Some rip-RORing news for affiliation metadata

Ginny Hendricks, Thursday, Sep 1, 2022

In AffiliationsSchemaRORMetadata

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We’ve just added to our input schema the ability to include affiliation information using ROR identifiers. Members who register content using XML can now include ROR IDs, and we’ll add the capability to our manual content registration form, participation reports, and metadata retrieval APIs in the near future. And we are inviting members to a Crossref/ROR webinar on 29th September at 3pm UTC. The background We’ve been working on the Research Organization Registry (ROR) as a community initiative for the last few years.

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