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Wednesday, January 23 • 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Transitioning an Identifier System to Persistence

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It is easy to build an identifier system, a huge challenge to achieve broad adoption, and even more challenging to ensure it will persist. We will discuss the benefits and challenges of transitioning an existing PID system to a mature, sustainable organization and service using the example of the IGSN, a PID for physical samples, originally built within the Geoscience community. The IGSN has seen a rapid increase in adoption, including outside the Geosciences, but its current business model and technical architecture lack sustainability and scalability. The IGSN has started a major strategic planning effort funded by the Sloan Foundation to develop a mature organizational structure and technical architecture that is scalable, extensible to other domains. and ensures persistence. This session aims to bring together members from other PID community who are interested in sharing experiences and ideas about transitioning a PID system to persistence that could lead to more general guidelines.

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Kerstin Lehnert

President, IGSN e.V.
Kerstin Lehnert is Doherty Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Director of the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance that operates EarthChem, the System for Earth Sample Registration, and the Astromaterials Data System. Kerstin... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm GMT
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