Persistent Identifier Services for the Humanities

Persistent Identifier Services for the Humanities

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Foyle Learning Centre, The British Library

96 Euston Road

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NW1 2DB

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Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are increasingly embedded in the services that researchers use every day, enabling unambiguous attribution of the full range of scholarly outputs. This makes it easier for data producers and researchers to get credit for their contributions; for data centres, universities and funders to track the impact of the research they facilitate; for publishers to incorporate data into scholarly writing; and for researchers to discover and cite data through clear provenance of information and ideas. In short, they support an entirely new research infrastructure.

Uptake in the humanities, however, lags behind other disciplines. As part of THOR (https://project-thor.eu/), an EU-funded project coordinated by the British Library, we are running a series of workshops to better understand the potential for persistent identifier services in the humanities, identifying barriers to uptake and creating a roadmap to guide future development.

The first workshop will take place at the British Library. We are keen to have a focused discussion to assess the extent to which PIDs are being used in the digital humanities. We will focus on research using historical sources, fields in which digital data has taken on an increasingly important role.


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10:50 Registration

11:00 Roles for Persistent Identifiers in Digitally Enabled Historical Research
Adam Farquhar, British Library

11:30 Persistent Identifiers in Practice

Louise Seaward (UCL): 'Transkribus and the READ Project: a Research Infrastructure to Broaden Access to Cultural Heritage’

Jonathan Blaney (Institute of Historical Research): ‘Citation Culture: British History Online as an Example’

Faith Lawrence (King’s College London):‘SNAP:DRGN: Networking The (Face)Book of the Dead’

1:00 Lunch

1:30 Breakout Sessions: Opportunities and Challenges to Adoption
Angela Dappert (chair), British Library

3:00 Panel: What can we do to help?
Angela Dappert (BL, chair), Tom Demeranville (ORCID), Adam Farquhar (BL), Rachael Kotarski (DataCite)

4:00 End

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Foyle Learning Centre, The British Library

96 Euston Road

London

NW1 2DB

United Kingdom

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