eBooks Breaking Up – identifying components

Ed Pentz
Executive Director, CrossRef
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Identifying eBooks is a big challenge particularly in scholarly publishing as online books and reference works are being broken into smaller chunks and dynamically updated. CrossRef’s experiences with registering DOIs for books and reference works led it to publish a ‘Best Practices for Books’ document addressing some of the challenges of identifying and linking scholarly books and reference works. This talk will give an overview of the practical steps CrossRef is taking to take these issues.