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Thursday, February 25 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Identifiers, metadata, and connections

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NISO Discourse Discussion for this session
https://discourse.niso.org/t/identifiers-metadata-and-connections/106

A two-part session focusing on identifiers, metadata, and using them to make connections!

Part 1: Hocus pocus: Mixing open identifiers into metadata makes connections between research work
Journal articles don’t exist in a vacuum. There is increasing awareness of the need to reliably connect articles, data, affiliation, contributor and funding information to expose trends and opportunities in the research ecosystem, enable reliable streamlined reporting to key stakeholders and to ensure transparency and trust in research.
To support this, metadata for research objects can’t exist in a vacuum either. It needs to reflect these relationships and incorporate a range of persistent identifiers to do so. And it needs to be open so that it can populate through different systems. DataCite, ROR, Crossref and ORCID have been working together to look at how relationships are asserted between articles, data and other content types, and what connecting research objects to other identifiers helps us see: which outputs resulted from a research grant, which institutions are particularly strong in which areas, where and how are openly available data and software used, and who researchers are collaborating with. We can also use these existing relationships to infer further connections via tools like the PID Graph and the community can (re)use our open metadata to build new services and tools.

Join representatives from ORCID, DataCite, ROR and Crossref as we share the kind of information that’s already available, what work we still have to do and our plans to enhance this in collaboration with our communities."

Part 2: Data visualization
In a crowded digital media landscape the first question many authors, editors and publishers ask is, how can I make sure that my research is widely noticed and well understood? The answer, say Deb Wyatt and Donald Samulack of Cactus Communications, often lies in visualization.
As the research communication landscape changes, we continue to unlock more efficient and impactful ways to communicate research in highly visual and engaging ways. Video and graphical content formats are now core components of research publishing: just as important for the understanding of science and scholarship as published articles and monographs.
The second critical question is, how do we share research content reliably and accurately, in line with established community standards of rigor, ethics and integrity? As we embrace new formats for research communication, the challenge is to ensure that we continue to apply the same standards of rigor, transparency and FAIR principles to this derivative content.

Concluding this session, Dario Rodighiero will present his data visualization of ... NISO Plus 2021! He notes that, in sociology, the digital traces are these data that humans leave behind during daily activities. Open data and identifiers are not only instruments to make science more transparent and accessible, but they also represent a meaningful way to study the behavior of scientists. This talk aims to present how these digital traces can be used to observe the academic environment.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Clark

Jonathan Clark

Managing Agent, The DOI Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Lammey

Rachael Lammey

Head of Special Programs, Crossref
HC

Helena Cousijn

Director of Community Engagement, DataCite
avatar for Maria Gould

Maria Gould

Product Manager, California Digital Library
avatar for Donald Samulack

Donald Samulack

Head, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Cactus Communications
As Head, Global Stakeholder Engagement at Cactus Communications, I'm actively involved in supporting the publication needs of the academic and publishing communities, managing workflows across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of good publication... Read More →
avatar for Dario Rodighiero

Dario Rodighiero

Research Scholar, Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Dario is a research scholar at Harvard Metalab, a research unit dedicated to innovation in the arts and humanities and hosted at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. The Swiss National Science Foundation granted him two consecutive fellowships.His capacity at the intersection of design, science, and humanities makes him comfortable in multiple disciplines. His education begins in theory and technology of communication, while his doctoral studies brought him to investigate the field... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Mejias

Gabriela Mejias

Engagement Manager, ORCID
NISO Plus 2020 Scholarship Awardee
avatar for Deborah Wyatt

Deborah Wyatt

Vice President, Global Academic & Society Relations, Impact Science, a CACTUS brand


Thursday February 25, 2021 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Room 1
  NFAIS Futures
  • Host Organization NISO