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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...

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Josh Brown

Director, Partnerships, ORCID
 Josh works with stakeholders, with a focus on research funders and our partners, to support understanding and engagement, and promote adoption of ORCID.  He directs the operations of ORCID EU, leading the ORCID contribution to the THOR Project.  He was previously the ORCID Regional... Read More →
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Melissa Harrison

Team Leader, Literature Services, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute
Team Leader, Literature Services, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute

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