Better Discoverability for Funders: Integrating the Funder Registry into BookMetaHub

Better Discoverability for Funders: Integrating the Funder Registry into BookMetaHub

Tracking the books published from funded projects is a challenging task for funders. ScienceOpen has made this just a little easier by integrating controlled vocabulary from Funder Registry to the metadata interface of the BookMetaHub, to ensure that funder information can be easily aggregated across a multitude of systems. With this tool, you can search 30,000+ funders connected to over 6 million published works with funding data.

Funders often pay large sums of money for open access book publications, and increasingly, they would like to get credit for this investment. Traditionally, authors have mentioned the funding for their research in a poorly tagged “Acknowledgements” section. But since 2013, when “FundRef” (now the Funder Registry) was introduced by Crossref, it has been possible to tag the funder with a controlled vocabulary in the metadata of an article to allow for better discoverability.

ScienceOpen is committed to helping publishers to create and enhance rich metadata for their books, recently launching the product “BookMetaHub”, a free do-it-yourself tool. We are therefore happy to announce the next step towards robust, discoverable, and FAIR metadata with the integration of the Funder Registry into this product.

An easy start in the digital publishing landscape

For many smaller academic publishers, creating the metadata required for Crossref DOIs, online indexing, and archiving can be overwhelming. The goal of the BookMetaHub is to provide an easy interface to create best-practice metadata.

Publishers can enter data manually or extract data from their existing ONIX XML records. Essential to FAIR metadata and better book discoverability is the use of common persistent identifiers such as DOIs, ORCID IDs, BISAC subject codes, and ROR IDs. The BookMetaHub makes it easy! By using BookMetaHub’s features and services, publishers can now improve metadata interoperability for easy sharing and re-use on different platforms, solidify and standardize critical metadata elements, and update all records for more efficient usage in an e-environment.

With this new integration, ScienceOpen helps publishers and funders alike to track the visibility of their outputs on the internet. By adding integration with the Funder Registry for all BookMetaHub users, we can simplify and speed up the process of metadata distribution for publishers and improve discoverability for funders.

Join BookMetaHub today!

BookMetaHub was created to enable institutional scientific publishers, libraries, and university presses to easily manage and enrich their metadata. Stakeholders may utilize a cutting-edge system to build from scratch or enrich existing input through an easy-to-use user interface that stores data in flexible BITS XML format.

Contact Stephanie Dawson or Nina Tscheke for a demo and discussion of how we could support your publishing workflows.

2 thoughts on “Better Discoverability for Funders: Integrating the Funder Registry into BookMetaHub”

  1. To tell the truth, I am impressed with such a great and effective strategic solution of ScienceOpen because it will help them reach a new level in their field and be in a higher demand. It is so cool that ScienceOpen adapted to people’s needs and met them, striving for being useful to a great extent, which is so important for moving forward. I think that such products as “BookMetaHub” are necessary in our world because they open new opportunities for people and make their lives easier in some respects. From my point of view, it is such an effective and innovative tool which has no decent analogs. It is so important to develop and create new products in order to increase your significance, standing out with unique distinctive features. It is so cool that ScienceOpen pursues a goal to benefit publishers to create and enhance rich metadata for their books. It is important to make the interests and needs of your users a priority without being guided only by a desire to make a profit because such a strategy lets you stay afloat.

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