New Year, New Members & More…

2014 was groundbreaking for CHORUS, a year in which we met or exceeded all of our milestones. Member publishers are now routinely and systematically identifying content with CrossRef’s FundRef tags, adding license information and making content publicly available on their platforms. CHORUS has an agreement in place with Portico for long-term preservation and expects a similar arrangement with CLOCKSS in the coming months.

2014 also marked the start of CHORUS’ transition to a membership model, signing on American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics Publishing, American Physical Society, American Society of Plant Biologists, Association of Computing Machinery, Elsevier, Hindawi, Silverchair, The Optical Society, The Royal Society, and Wiley as members. CHORUS ushered in 2015 with two additional new members; a warm welcome to the IEEE and IOP Publishing!


Next Steps

CHORUS is committed to advancing collaboration, sparking innovation, and broadening the dialogue among publishers, funders, policy makers, and opinion leaders, to support public access in a way that is beneficial to all. Rhetoric aside, what is CHORUS working on? Here’s an example:

Data: As access to research data has become an increasingly important issue in the scholarly community, it has become clear that CHORUS can help to make it a reality. As a result, we’ve started to explore connections to data repositories and collaborate with a wide array of innovative, cooperative data initiatives. Executive Director Howard Ratner is involved with the CrossRef–DataCite Pilot and the RDA-WDS Publishing Data Services Working Group, and is talking with the RMap Project, Dataverse, Dryad and Figshare. We’ll report on this work in future updates.

How to Implement CHORUS, and Free Lunch, too!

Learn more about CHORUS’ services and best practices in public-access content management, from the best in the industry.

When: 3 February 2015, from 12:30 – 3:00 pm
(Lunch at 12:30 pm; Workshop from 1:00 – 3:00 pm)

Where: American Chemical Society, Othmer Building, 1550 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Please note: The Othmer Building is just around the corner from the ACS’s main building at 1155 16th Street NW. Bring photo ID for security. Conference room is on the main level.

Who Should Sign Up: Anyone interested in finding out how CHORUS works and how to participate – particularly current and future Publisher Members, Affiliate Members, and Signatories

Speakers will include:
Howard Ratner, CHORUS
Mark Doyle, American Physical Society
Dan O’Brien, American Chemical Society
Colin McAteer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Another speaker to be announced soon…

Register for this free event on our website.

Presentation slides from the December workshop are online.

On the Road

Don’t miss the CHORUS presentations at these upcoming events:

APE 2015: Web25 – The Road Ahead, 20-21 January 2015 in Berlin, Germany

2015 AAP/PSP Annual Conference: Beyond Disruption – Publishing in the Real World, 4-6 February 2015, Washington, DC, USA

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