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Thursday, January 28 • 14:00 - 14:30
PIDs Double Act — Persistent Identifiers at OPERAS and SciELO

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PIDs implementation: requirements and strategies in scholarly communication - the OPERAS and OpenEdition cases
By ensuring the persistent discoverability of digital objects or persons, the Persistent Identifiers are essential to the scholarly communication actors: PIDs help them to fulfill their mission of disseminating research outputs. In that prospect, providing visibility to the authors and their research, and findability to the readers through the use of PIDs require a dedicated effort from the infrastructure. However, requirements, recommendations, and options determine the possible strategies for such an implementation. In the range of activities of OpenEdition, from its very publishing platforms to the European projects for scholarly communication it coordinates, various challenges appear for this implementation process. The various requirements or recommendations from PlanS, FAIR principles, EOSC interoperability framework give generic indications which do not always address the specificities of PID implementation in the context of open scholarly communication. In particular, the implementation of PIDs can be a challenge for countries and languages not well represented or integrated within the global scientific landscape. The presentation will give examples of PIDs implementation’s options and strategies from the OpenEdition platforms, the OPERAS discovery service TRIPLE, and the activities of OPERAS in the GOFAIR context.

PIDs as critical component of research visibility pose challenges to developing countries - the SciELO network case to overcome language, financial and infrastructure limitations
Research object communications such as articles, journals, book chapters etc. have visibility as a key attribute. It applies to all research fields, geographies, and languages. Amid the visibility boosters are the PIDs of bibliographic elements such as ORCID as author identifier and research object as DOI as article identifier. Standardized PIDs foster interoperability at global scale and contribute to access, use and impact of research objects. So, to have or not a PID became a determinant condition for research communication objects to be included in the global flow of scientific information. Therefore, national, and institutional capacities and infrastructures to operate PIDs are essential requirements for research communication objects to acquire visibility in the global flow of scientific information. As standardized global PIDs have been generated and primarily disseminate in English speaking developed countries, it poses a challenge to developing countries to overcome exclusion as well as financial and infrastructure limitations to embed their research object communication with the appropriate persistent identifiers to become proactive players of an envisaged equitable, inclusive, diverse global flow of scientific information. This presentation will describe SciELO Program adoption of PIDs towards more visibility and participation in the global flow of scientific information.

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Alice Meadows

Co-Founder, MoreBrains
I'm one of four Co-Founders of the MoreBrains Cooperative, a consultancy that specializes in and shares the values of open research, with a focus on scholarly communications, and research information management, policy, and infrastructures. After working part-time at MoreBrains since... Read More →


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Thursday January 28, 2021 14:00 - 14:30 UTC
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