2024

Requests

ID Ideas: Adding New External Identifiers to ROR

We’re looking for your feedback on a draft proposal for criteria to include additional external identifiers in ROR records, and comments are open through August 16th.

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Explainers

The Anatomy of Metadata Matching (cross-post)

The second blog post about metadata matching by ROR’s Adam Buttrick and Crossref’s Dominika Tkaczyk describes some basic matching-related terminology and the components of a matching process, then poses some typical product questions to consider when developing or integrating matching solutions.

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Team Updates

Change, Continuity, and New Positions on the ROR Team

ROR is fortunate to have a small but mighty team that strives every day to make ROR as good as it can be and to support the diverse needs of our global community.

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Explainers

Metadata Matching 101: What Is It and Why Do We Need It? (cross-post)

ROR Curation Lead Adam Buttrick has been working with Crossref Head of Strategic Initiatives Dominika Tkaczyk to explore improvements in automatic metadata matching strategies that can result in better metadata for everyone.

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Technical News

Announcing Version 2 of the ROR Schema and API!

Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of version 2 of the ROR schema and API! This new version of our schema and API will serve as a rock-solid foundation for everything ROR users want to accomplish now and in the future.

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Event Recaps

ROR's Fifth Anniversary: Highlights from the 2024 Annual Community Meeting

Every year since 2019, we’ve celebrated ROR’s anniversary at the same time we hold our annual community meeting, updating everyone on what ROR has accomplished in the last year and expressing our gratitude for the help of the ROR community.

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Case Studies

Case Study: The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative and ROR

Professor Cameron Neylon of Curtin University talks telephones, power outlets, chat services, persistent identifier education, federated versus centralized curation, providing actionable information to universities, and why the COKI Open Access Dashboard relies on ROR.

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