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Wednesday, January 23


PIDs in Dublin Core
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) acts as steward for the ubiquitous Dublin Core Metadata Terms[^1]. Over the last few months, DCMI has been approached, independently, by several organisations (all working int he area of scholarly communications) seeking a recommendation on how best to represent PIDs with Dublin Core properties in XML-based metadata records. As an activity, scholarly communications still relies heavily on the exchange of metadata in XML, and properties from the Dublin Core vocabularies are widely used in this metadata. DCMI's response to this was to start a discussion, beginning with the gathering of "user-stories", leading to a position paper which was created to seed discussion at a working meeting at the DCMI conference in Porto in September 2018. Several key organisations with an interest in this space (e.g. CrossRef, ORCID, OpenAIRE, Elsevier etc.) were represented at the meeting. The discussion was very fruitful, and a broad consensus was reached. This presentation will present the consensus view from that meeting, offering a candidate recommendation for the general treatment of PIDs with Dublin Core properties in XML-based metadata, with a few worked examples from familiar use-cases in the domain of scholarly-communications.

[^1]:    [http://www.dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/](http://www.dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/)

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Paul Walk

Antleaf Ltd. and DCMI
Paul Walk is Founder and Director of Antleaf, a digital consultancy, which delivers technical consultancy, management and development services, primarily to higher education and research. Some examples of current/recent activity include: acting as Managing Director of the Dublin Core... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am
Main Stage


NARCIS & Freya: Can PIDs contribute to Research in Context?
NARCIS, the national gateway to scholarly information in the Netherlands (www.narcis.nl) contains information about publications, datasets, research projects, researchers and organizations. NARCIS is an aggregated from various different sources; repositories, CRIS’s (Current Research Information System) and other sources such as funders. One of the aims of NARCIS is to show Research Information in its context. For a publication, context can mean one or more relations to different information types: the underlying data, the project, its funding or related publications. Relationships between the different information types provide essential context to research. Although this can seem to be a straightforward task, in practice there are many challenges. Especially in information exchange and aggregating information from different sources, PIDs are the only way to relate objects sustainably. In this session, we will discuss the possibilities of PID-Graphs by comparing  NARCIS PID Graphs with ORCID PID Graphs as part of the  EU project FREYA.

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Maaike de Jong

Project leader, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW)
Maaike de Jong develops and manages international projects on research data infrastructures and open science at DANS. She currently leads the engagement work package of FREYA, an EU project on persistent identifiers. She has a background in biological sciences and continues her involvement... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 11:30am - 11:55am
Stage 2


Documenting Identifiers for Humans and Machines
Getting people to adopt standard identifiers is hard. We make it harder by not documenting or describing them in useful ways. How do I choose between a UPRN, UARN or UDPRN? What even are they?

Getting machines to do things with identifiers is hard for similar reasons. How can we make it easier for them to find, index and convert between identifiers?

In this talk, we'll have a look at some of the issues and discuss some useful ways forward.


Leigh Dodds

Open Data Institute

Wednesday January 23, 2019 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Stage 2


Identifiers.org Compact Identifier Resolution Services

The Identifiers.org resolution system provides consistent access to life science data using Compact Identifiers (CIDs).  Compact Identifiers minimally consist of an assigned unique prefix and the accession number designated by the data provider (prefix: accession). CIDs can currently be dereferenced by 2 meta resolvers: identifiers.org and n2t.net. The final resolving location, using either meta resolver,  is ultimately determined using information that is stored in the Identifiers.org Registry, which contains high quality, manually curated information on over 700 data resources (largely databases). In addition to resolution, Identifiers.org provides a number of additional services, including the ability to harvest and display schema.org (and bioschemas)  metadata markup, using with ‘dataset’ and ‘data record’ profiles, through an Identifiers.org metadata service. 

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Sarala Wimalaratne

Project Lead, EMBL-EBI

Wednesday January 23, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Main Stage


The Metadata Marching Band
Polishing the instruments, tuning up, gathering the sheet music, getting ready; Metadata 2020 has rapidly grown into a band of over 130 individuals; who, over the last 18 months have been committed to working together to affect big change - achieving consistency in metadata terminology; mapping between schemas, reviewing and curating existing information and guidance; creating tools for navigation; and producing resources in concert across several scholarly communications communities.  Metadata 2020 believes that to truly achieve consistency across multiple communities we must collaborate and pool our knowledge and resources so that we can all march to the beat of the same drum.  

We are nearly ready to perform, engaging multiple communities and providing with the tools they need to navigate metadata in scholarly communications. We need help from the ensemble of PID-supporters to add strength and volume to the chorus of our core message and help spread the word about metadata use and adoption - particularly among the research community who will see the biggest benefit from improvements - so that we can all sing from the same hymn sheet.


Jim Swainston

Senior Product Manager, Emerald Publishing

Wednesday January 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Stage 2
Thursday, January 24


Let’s create a PIDapalooza Statement on Research Information Citizenship
In 2018, the PID community participated in a lightning workshop on Research Information Citizenship - What is it? Who are the Citizens? What are our expectations of good citizenship?

We collaboratively edited a google doc to get our thoughts into one place. Since then our thoughts have been reviewed and refined at workshops at VIVO 2018 , and as part of the FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) program.

The progress that has been made can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BmFRrijAO7efxzstco4lesK-r9hlWAKhvnQuTlilFGU/edit#heading=h.j326z7pn4gc9 

Now we need your help to craft an official PIDapalooza Statement on Research Information Citizenship that we can use to start spreading the word in the PID community and beyond.

Come along to our lightning session to brainstorm the statement with us - let’s make this thing happen!

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Simon Porter

VP Academic Relationships and Knowledge Architecture, Digital Science
Simon Porter is the Director of Innovation at Digital Science. Three years ago, Simon came to Digital Science from the University of Melbourne, where he worked for 15 years in roles spanning the Library, Research Administration, and Information Technology. Beginning from a core strength... Read More →
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Alice Meadows

Director, Communications, ORCID

Thursday January 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:10am
Stage 2


Finding Buried Treasures – The Quest to PIDify Affiliations in Data Pubs
Dryad, like many other initiatives in this space, has a big problem: we can’t find institutional affiliations for data publications. And with this missing corpus, we are missing opportunities like institutional involvement and open source reporting on research data. Enter, Research Organization Registry (ROR)! A community led project to develop a unique identifier for every research organization in the world. With this open infrastructure, we believe we can trace back and map research output by institution for Dryad datasets. By bringing organizational identifiers into a platform like Dryad, we can think about interconnecting PIDs and improving our metadata. Let's discuss how we can harness the power of organizational PIDs to help locate these buried treasures that will allow for us to address long standing and urgent needs for institutions, libraries, and researchers.

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Maria Gould

Product Manager/Research Data Specialist, California Digital Library - CDL
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Daniella Lowenberg

Data Publishing Product Manager, California Digital Library - CDL

Thursday January 24, 2019 11:15am - 11:40am
Stage 1


Asclepias: Flower power for software citation
Asclepias is a project between CERN/Zenodo, NASA ADS and AAS to promote scientific software into an identifiable, citable, and preservable object. We are focusing upon the needs of two of the most important roles researchers play in the scholarly ecosystem: authors of scholarly manuscripts and developers of scientific software. We are building a technical framework and promoting a set of social practices that will help to manage some of the problems associated with software citations, which include software versions, release specific authorship, synonymous object identifiers, and best practices for journal references markup. Our technical solution provides a flexible and reusable service that, as first step, will connect Zenodo[1] and ADS[2] systems using the Scholix[3] framework as the interoperability communication protocol to share scholarly PID-based links.
[1] https://zenodo.org
[2] https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu
[3] http://www.scholix.org

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Jose Benito Gonzalez Lopez

José Benito González López leads the Digital Repositories (DR) section at CERN. The DR section is a group of enthusiastic software engineers that develop and maintain Invenio (inveniosoftware.org), the Open Source framework for large-scale digital repositories. He is responsible... Read More →

Thursday January 24, 2019 1:15pm - 1:40pm
Main Stage


PIDs Go To The Movies
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
Stage 1