Last month, California Digital Library, ORCID, Crossref, and Datacite brought together the brightest minds in scholarly infrastructure to do the impossible: make a conference on persistent identifiers fun!
Usually discussions about persistent identifiers (PIDs) and networked research are dry and hard to get through or we find ourselves discussing the basics and never getting to the meat.
We designed PIDapalooza to attract kindred spirits who are passionate about improving interoperability and the overall quality of our scholarly infrastructure. We knew if we built it, they would come!
The results were fantastic and there was a great showing from the University of California community:
- Stephanie Simms from CDL discussed the need for PIDified Data Management Plans.
- Cory Craig from UC Davis proposed ways to tackle the complexity of ORCIDs in hyper-authored articles.
- Tom Gillespie from UCSD outlined the need for PIDs in scientific protocols.
- John Kunze from CDL offered a draft vocabulary for “persistence statements”.
All PIDapalooza presentations are being archived on Figshare: https:/pidapalooza.figshare.com
Take a look and make sure you are following @pidapalooza for word on future PID fun!