We have some exciting news for fans of big batches of metadata: this year’s public data file is now available. Like inyearspast, we’ve wrapped up all of our metadata records into a single download for those who want to get started using all Crossref metadata records.
This is my first time noticing that the data is available via a torrent – which is awesome! I took a look at the current peers:
North Holland, Netherlands
I wonder if in the future it might make sense to seed from places other than North America and Western Europe? Maybe a few of those Western European spots could be swapped out for spots in Africa, Australia or Asia?
Thanks for the suggestion! In previous years, we relied on organic seeding from those who were downloading the torrent. This is the first year that we’re proactively seeding the file with a hosted solution. We’ll take your feedback into account and will continue considering ways to improve sustainable access to our public data files.