Fwd: 20 years of persistent identifiers - where do we go next? EGU 2016 - Call for Abstracts

26 Nov 2015

* Apologies for cross-posting *
Dear Colleagues,
Even though EGU 2016 still seems to be a long way off, we would like to
invite you to submit abstracts to the EGU General Assembly 2016 in
Vienna (17-22 April 2016).
In particular, we would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the
following session:
20 years of persistent identifiers - where do we go next? (ESSI2.6/GI1.6)
Persistent identifiers (PID) for scholarly resources have been around
now for more than 20 years. Since the initial launch of the Handle.net
we have seen a proliferation of PID into many use
cases. Some PID systems have become established parts of the science
information infrastructure, in other areas we are seeing work in
progress, and new use cases being proposed. In addition to the PID use
cases a number of critical questions arise. These include:
- What progress has been made - what works and what lessons have we learned?
- Are there key gaps in the ways that research outputs are structured,
accredited and exposed?
- How are issues of interoperability between different PID systems to be
handled, and what are the implications of doing so?
As areas of discussion this session we propose:
- Use cases for PID in earth sciences (e.g. dynamic data, fine-grained
- New use cases (e.g. software/code, provenance, reference, credit,
metrics, quality, standards)
- Communities of practice and governance around PID systems
- New forms of scholarly output and communication
- PID in linked data
This is a joint session of PID operators, data systems, memory
institutions, publishers and other stakeholders, co-organised by the EGU
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) and EGU Geosciences
Instrumentation & Data Systems (GI) Divisions.
Detailed information on how to submit an abstract can be found at:
The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 13 Jan 2016, 13:00 CET.
In case you would like to apply for support, please submit your
application no later than 01 December 2015.
Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2016 can be found at:
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(https://twitter.com/EuroGeosciences, #EGU16) and Facebook
Looking forward to seeing you next year at EGU.
Jens Klump, Tobias Weigel, Mark Parson, Fiona Murphy
Fiona Murphy
M: +44 7469 993668