Announcing the PIDapalooza lineup!

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We’re stoked to announce the lineup for PIDapalooza! With nearly 60 performers, the first ever festival devoted to persistent identifiers for scholarly research is packed with the finest talent around. Check out the schedule!

PIDapalooza is being organized by the California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID to rally around the development of PID-enabled community tools and services. Fans (creators and users) from around the world and from all areas of the scholarly research community will gather at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik on November 9-10, 2016, for two days of discussions, demos, workshops, brainstorming, and updates on the state of the art. The festival experience includes a reception, pub quiz, and a ton of hands-on activities!

As well as the main stage attractions (Jonathan Clark, Simon Porter, Carly Strasser, and Clifford Tatum), we will hold two PID tracks with multiple acts that are sure to engage PID fans, organized around eight themes:

  • PID myths. Are PIDs better in our minds than in reality?  PID stands for Persistent IDentifier, but what does that mean and does such a thing exist?  
  • Achieving persistence. So many factors affect persistence: mission, oversight, funding, succession, redundancy, governance.  Is open infrastructure for scholarly communication the key to achieving persistence?
  • PIDs for emerging uses. Long-term identifiers are no longer just for digital objects. We have use cases for people, organizations, vocabulary terms, and more. What additional use cases are you working on?
  • Legacy PIDs. There are of thousands of venerable old identifier systems that people want to continue using and bring into the modern data citation ecosystem.  How can we manage this effectively?
  • The I-word. What would make heterogeneous PID systems "interoperate" optimally?  Would standardized metadata and APIs across PID types solve many of the problems, and if so, how would that be achieved?  What about standardized link/relation types?
  • PIDagogy. It’s a challenge for those who provide PID services and tools to engage the wider community. How do you teach, learn, persuade, discuss, and improve adoption? What's it mean to build a pedagogy for PIDs?
  • PID stories.  Which strategies worked?  Which strategies failed?  Tell us your horror stories! Share your victories!
  • Kinds of persistence.  What are the frontiers of ‘persistence’? We hear lots about fraud prevention with identifiers for scientific reproducibility, but what about data papers promoting PIDs for long-term access to reliably improving objects (software, pre-prints, datasets) or live data feeds?

If you don’t want to miss out, register today before tickets are gone. Come jam at the festival with other committed innovators. And spread the word about PIDapalooza in your community! The PIDapalooza website contains all the information about the event. And be sure to follow @PIDapalooza for the latest updates.

Look forward to seeing you in November!