Geoffrey Bilder

Geoffrey Bilder

Director of Technology & Research

Biography

Geoffrey Bilder has led the technical development and launch of a number of industry initiatives at Crossref, including Similarity Check (formerly CrossCheck), Crossmark, ORCID, and the Open Funder Registry (formerly FundRef). He co-founded Brown University's Scholarly Technology Group in 1993, providing the Brown academic community with advanced technology consulting in support of their research, teaching, and scholarly communication. He was subsequently head of IT R&D at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. From 2002 to 2005, Geoffrey was Chief Technology Officer of scholarly publishing firm Ingenta, and just prior to joining Crossref, he was a Publishing Technology Consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies.

Topics

  • future of scholarly communication
  • scholarly infrastructures
  • persistent identifiers
  • ORCID

Twitter

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ORCID iD

0000-0003-1315-5960

Geoffrey Bilder's Latest Blog Posts

Martin Paul Eve is joining our R&D group as a Principal Developer

Geoffrey Bilder, Friday, Sep 30, 2022

In StaffR&DLabs

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I’m delighted to say that Martin Paul Eve will be joining Crossref as a Principal R&D Developer starting in January 2023. As a Professor of Literature, Technology, and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London- Martin has always worked on issues relating to metadata and scholarly infrastructure. In joining the Crossref R&D group, Martin can focus full-time on helping us design and build a new generation of services and tools to help the research community navigate and make sense of the scholarly record.

Announcing our new Head of Strategic Initiatives: Dominika Tkaczyk

Geoffrey Bilder, Friday, Sep 30, 2022

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TL;DR A year ago, we announced that we were putting the “R” back in R&D. That was when Rachael Lammey joined the R&D team as the Head of Strategic Initiatives. And now, with Rachael assuming the role of Product Director, I’m delighted to announce that Dominika Tkaczyk has agreed to take over Rachael’s role as the Head of Strategic Initiatives. Of course, you might already know her. We will also immediately start recruiting for a new Principal R&D Developer to work with Esha and Dominika on the R&D team.

Outage of March 24, 2022

Geoffrey Bilder, Thursday, Sep 1, 2022

In Data CenterPost Mortem

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So here I am, apologizing again. Have I mentioned that I hate computers? We had a large data center outage. It lasted 17 hours. It meant that pretty much all Crossref services were unavailable - our main website, our content registration system, our reports, our APIs. 17 hours was a long time for us - but it was also an inconvenient time for numerous members, service providers, integrators, and users. We apologise for this.

POSI fan tutte

Just over a year ago, Crossref announced that our board had adopted the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI). It was a well-timed announcement, as 2021 yet again showed just how dangerous it is for us to assume that the infrastructure systems we depend on for scholarly research will not disappear altogether or adopt a radically different focus. We adopted POSI to ensure that Crossref would not meet the same fate.

Update on the outage of October 6, 2021

Geoffrey Bilder, Thursday, Sep 1, 2022

In Data CenterPost Mortem

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In my blog post on October 6th, I promised an update on what caused the outage and what we are doing to avoid it happening again. This is that update. Crossref hosts its services in a hybrid environment. Our original services are all hosted in a data center in Massachusetts, but we host new services with a cloud provider. We also have a few R&D systems hosted with Hetzner. We know an organization our size has no business running its own data center, and we have been slowly moving services out of the data center and into the cloud.

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