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Thursday, January 28 • 00:30 - 01:00
PKP and PIDs: An Epic Poem

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PIDs promise to link together all the scholarly people, places and things, but anyone that has tried working with a scholarly dataset knows that records are always incomplete, data lacks normalization, and duplicates inevitably creep in. In the face of these issues, it is tempting to select a single PID for each type of entity and to centralize the collection and management of the PID's metadata. While this simplifies building tools and services, it also serves to constrain what and whose scholarship, research, and knowledge are counted as part of the scholarly record. In this lengthy poem, Dr. Alperin will describe how the Public Knowledge Project has worked to support DOIs, ORCIDs, and ROR, while ensuring that our software is not tied to any one PID. Doing so has been our way of walking the fine line of linking the scholarly record while continuing to support the diversity that exists in the research community.

After hearing the PKP and PIDs Epic Poem, the audience will be invited to submit their Poems, Limericks, and Haiku's about PIDs, and even to come on stage and read their creations to the audience.
ACTION ITEM: Try your hand at writing a PID-themed poem! Or ask your questions for me in Poem form! Get ready to put your poem in the chat, or ask to come on stage to read it!

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Maria Gould

Product Manager / ROR Lead, California Digital Library / ROR


Juan Pablo Alperin

Associate Director, Public Knowledge Project
Juan Pablo Alperin is an Assistant Professor at the School of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, the Associate Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project, and the co-director of the Scholarly Communications Lab. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with training in computer... Read More →

Thursday January 28, 2021 00:30 - 01:00 UTC
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