Data Conversion Laboratory and Elsevier Continue Partnership

Jul 21, 2015

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry provider in organizing and converting content into digital formats, announced the start of the second phase of the Scopus Cited References Expansion Program. To date, DCL has converted and enriched 3.7 million Elsevier, American Physical Society (APS), and Springer articles with more than 80 million cited references. The second phase of the project is focused on converting millions of records from more of the world's peer-reviewed journal publishers such as the Institute of Physics (IOP) and Wiley-Blackwell.

DCL worked with Elsevier to plan the normalization of the structured and unstructured data received from the publishers. DCL was able to tailor a comprehensive, and fully automated, process to convert and enrich XML records coming from various archives and in various formats to match Elsevier's XML schema. Additional workflows were created to match, verify and overlay related rich content from other citation databases. The DCL Scopus Cited Reference Expansion Program conversion process runs 24/7 across 30 processing servers.