All About Persistence

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07 Aug 2021
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Meeting objectives: 

Persistence is a key topic that is receiving more and more attention. This is not really surprising given the increased dependency on PID systems and infrastructure.This meeting of the PID Interest Group will focus in on the topic of persistence using a panel of experts to stimulate a discussion on what more needs to be done in this area. 

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:


Introduction to PID IG for newcomers (Jonathan Clark) 5 minutes

Introduction to the meeting - why persistence and why now? (Jonathan Clark) 5 minutes

Expert Panel (speakers to be confirmed) 30 minutes 

Discussion (including breakouts if possible) 40 minutes 

Closing remarks (Jonathan Clark) 10 minutes 


Target Audience: 

The target audience covers a wide cross-section of the RDA community. Indeed, anyone who is engaged in producing, storing, management and preservation of data should care about PIDs. In practice, this meeting will appeal most to organisations that provide PID services to the international research community and organisations that implement or otherwise use PIDs

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Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The PID IG is the cross-pollination place for PID initiatives within and beyond RDA.

The pervasive use of persistent identifiers is seen as a foundational element in anchoring and referencing research data in an interoperable way. The purpose of the Persistent Identifier Interest Group is to synchronize identifier-related efforts, address important and emerging PID-related topics and coordinate activities, including appropriate RDA Working Groups, to support practical solutions for PID-related issues from the engaged communities.

The PID IG fosters working groups to address specific topics, and in particular to address and define emerging PID use cases in the domain of data, and how the research community would benefit from a portfolio of global open identifiers for persons, data objects, organizations, grants, etc. Where applicable the PID-IG collaborates with existing RDA working groups, or it establishes new working groups based on priority areas as identified at RDA plenaries.

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Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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To be confirmed
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