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Crossref annual meeting and election, LIVE20 - Join us!

LIVE20 online, November 10, 2020 at 15:00 UTC

Crossref turned 20 this year and despite the challenges in the world lately, it feels like a natural milestone to take our annual meeting, LIVE20, online. It means that we can invite even more people than usual, from the 139 countries where our members are based, to hear the results of our board election as well as some updates from our team.

LIVE20 event will take place on November 10th at 15:00 UTC (universal coordinated time). We’ve upped our zoom account to accommodate thousands of you so please don’t disappoint us! Register now to join us.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:00 PM

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Our LIVE20 event took place on November 10th at 15:00 UTC for the first time online. This meant that we could welcome even more people than usual, from the 139 countries where our members are based, to hear the results of our board election as well as some updates from our team including:

  • Ed Pentz gave an overview of “the big picture” including the milestone board motions in July 2020 that commit to the collaborative development of open infrastructure for the benefit of the whole community.
  • Ginny Hendricks gave an update from the Outreach team including technical support, trends such as handling ~220 new members every month, where new members are coming from lately (Africa!), and some special programs and projects such as grants.
  • Bryan Vickery introduced the Product team and what they’ve been working on and planning. Featuring ease-of-use and simplifying-services!
  • Lucy Ofiesh provides an overview of the sustainability model of Crossref, the latest financial data, and describes the make-up of the board and some key governance matters. Lucy then goes on to announce the results of the 2020 board election. The new board term starts March 2021.

We had a lot of engagement and a variety of questions from the audience including advice on asserting relationships in the metadata, the sustainability of Crossref, identifiers for grants, plans for further multi-lingual support and more.
For more information please check out the materials from LIVE20 below, and cite the outputs as Crossref Annual Meeting LIVE20, November 10, retrieved [date], https://0-doi-org.libus.csd.mu.edu/10.13003/5gq8v1q: