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Investing in invisible infrastructure

Elsevier posted about CASRAI CRediT and other initiatives. Excerpt:

"An important role of a publisher is to ensure published content is available in perpetuity, across platforms, accessible to those who need it and easily identifiable. With millions of articles being published every year, this is a huge technical challenge.

To this end, there’s a hidden – but significant – part of this story: investing in infrastructure and open standards to ensure content can flow seamlessly around the web and across platforms. Like all kinds of infrastructure, it’s invisible if it’s working; you don’t think about pipes unless they leak, or roads unless you hit a pothole. At Elsevier, investing in this technical infrastructure and participating in open standards is a crucial part of being a publisher."