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Thursday, January 28 • 09:00 - 09:30
PIDapa-party-pooper: PIDs are a dead end; long live open infrastructure

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As a community, we have started so many initiatives centered around the need for PIDs, or how PIDs should be connected or governed, that PIDs are presented as ends in themselves. As a co-founder of PIDapalooza, these were important discussions back in 2016. But the message simply has to move on. PIDs are pointless without accompanying metadata, assertions, relationships, and associated services - at a minimum, robust APIs for getting the metadata. By talking exclusively about PIDs, and “minting” PIDs, we have inadvertently imbued the identifier strings themselves with talismanic, magical properties - an elixir that cures all. We need to re-focus our attention and talk about how open scholarly infrastructure enables open research and human knowledge.

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Rachael Lammey

Head of Special Programs, Crossref

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Ed Pentz

Executive Director, Crossref
Ed Pentz became Crossref's first Executive Director when the organization was founded in 2000 and manages all aspects of the organization to ensure that it fulfills its mission to make research outputs easy to find, cite, link and assess. Ed was Chair of the ORCID board of directors... Read More →

Thursday January 28, 2021 09:00 - 09:30 UTC
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