Library and information specialist Fretwell-Downing, Inc. is today announcing that they have joined the CrossRef organization as an affiliate member. This affiliation with CrossRef improves the accuracy of FD's OL2 linking product by cross-checking citation and digital content information to ensure that the right copy is provided.
Robin Murray, President of FD, commented, “CrossRef is a very important service for publishers and researchers alike and we're proud to be working with them. This move is the latest in a series of developments that continues to enhance our OpenURL and reference linking capabilities with OL2.”
Amy Brand, CrossRef's director of business development, said, “We are delighted to be part of Fretwell-Downing, Inc.'s localized linking solution for libraries. This partnership is an important step forward in the growth of CrossRef's linking infrastructure for scholarly publishers and researchers.”
OL2 automatically builds links between citation information and digital content. Together with its ZPORTAL information portal solution, FD offers information professionals the opportunity to bring together an organization's information resources and offer information discovery and content delivery from one system.
CrossRef, which was established by scholarly publishers as an independent, non-profit entity in 2000, uses open standards. It is an official registration agency of the Information Digital Object Identifier Foundation, and is the first full-scale implementation of the DOI system.
For more than ten years, Fretwell-Downing, Inc. (FD Inc.) has been a global leader in the evolution of digital libraries. Delivering unmatched service and flexibility, FD Inc. offers libraries a seamless choice of standards-based solutions. Building toward a solid vision of a “library without walls,” FD Inc. boasts the unique ability to integrate with disparate electronic library systems, as well as creating a and managing entirely new digital systems.