CrossRef Eliminates Library Affiliate Fee

Dec 02, 2003

CrossRef has announced recently that the $500 fee for library affiliates will be eliminated in 2004. CrossRef wants to encourage the use of DOIs and make it easy for libraries to create full text links and integrate DOIs into their OpenURL link resolvers. In addition, library systems and link resolver vendors such as Ex Libris, EBSCO, Endeavor Information Systems, Fretwell Downing, TD Net, Serials Solutions, Innovative Interfaces, Sirsi, and others will be able to integrate CrossRef access into their systems with no extra charges to libraries. Libraries will simply sign a basic agreement to get a CrossRef account, but there will be no charge for the account.