April 14: Object Identifiers: Use Cases for Librarians and Data Professionals

Wednesday, April 14, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PT) | Host organization: Portage
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In this session, attendees will learn about the various types of persistent identifiers for objects, and the range of use cases for these PIDs. Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are the best-known object identifiers, and are most often used for publications and datasets; however, they can also be used for a range of other objects created as part of the research process. Beyond the DOI, identifiers exist for research activity, repositories, physical samples, equipment, and more. This session will explore the evolving object identifier landscape and discuss strategies for incorporating object PIDs into a national implementation plan.

Mark Leggott is the Executive Director of Research Data Canada, and Manager for CANARIE’s research data management funding program. Mark is active nationally in a number of contexts, and also participates on the leadership teams for international organizations, and is a member of the ISO Technical Committee reviewing the RaID PID standard.

Mike Nason is a Scholarly Communications and Publishing Librarian at University of New Brunswick Libraries, as well as the Crossref and Metadata Liaison for PKP.