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Welcome to PIDapalooza 2018...where anything goes...as long as it goes on forever.   

Unlike other conferences that put us on the backstage...PIDapalooza puts our favorite acts front and center.  We will convene in Girona in January 2018 to do the impossible: to make a meeting about persistent identifiers and networked research fun.   

We **WILL** rock!  We **WILL** not be sidelined! This revolution **WILL** be televised!  Let the games begin!

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Wednesday, January 24 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
The ideal persistent identifier world

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At a recent THOR project event (https://project-thor.eu/) we asked delegates what an ideal persistent identifier world would look like. They described a world in which reliable, dependable PID infrastructures (with zero downtime) were constantly delivering tangible benefits, such as time and effort savings, to researchers and others. In this world we would never have to make the business case or argue for the value proposition of PIDs. We’d be too busy reaping the benefits of using them. Ultimately, what we would like to see is a world in which a network of PIDs and the relationships between them can be used to capture the whole web of connections between things. The creation of this graph demands both greater coverage and adoption of PIDs, current and yet-to-be-built. We will widen this discussion out with a follow-up session at FORCE 2017 in Berlin (https://www.force2017.org/) to discuss the current gaps in the PID web and to prioritize PIDs for content, resources or connections that would be of most immediate perceived value for the scholarly community. We'd like to bring the results of this discussion to PIDapalooza to present them to the identifier folks there, and discuss how we can work together to fill those gaps. Maybe there will be some new collaborations or business opportunities created, maybe we'll find that we haven't done as good a job of promoting our services as we may have assumed. In any case, it should be food for thought...


Wednesday January 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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