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Thursday, January 24 • 1:45pm - 2:10pm
PIDs Go To The Movies

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The film and television industry has only recently embraced PIDs. The original desire was to improve efficiency and reduce the errors that result from requiring human intervention in the long and complex supply chain that gets a movie from the studio to a consumer. Much of the supply chain now uses EIDR, a DOI-based PID. Now that there is a critical mass of EIDR IDs for film and television, other applications have started to emerge. One class of applications uses EIDR as a cross-reference across other identifiers (IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, national film archive numbers, Wikidata, and the like.) Identifiers are only part of the problem here, of course, which leads to another set of applications that use these cross-referenced identifiers to collect and collate data from multiple sources and present it in a usable, unified format. I'll touch briefly on the structure of EIDR IDs and how they fulfill their original purpose, then spend most of the time on the cross-referencing and data aggregation aspects, using examples from the industry and outside research.


Raymond Drewry

Principal Scientist, MovieLabs/EIDR

Thursday January 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:10pm GMT
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