What are Persistent Identifiers and Why are they Important? (Webinar)

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Are you intrigued, interested or simply a bit confused by persistent identifiers and would like to know more? Then this introductory level webinar is for you! The webinar will be especially interesting if you are working with digital archives and digital collections. You will get a clear understanding of what persistent identifiers are, why they are important and how trustworthy they are. We also discuss how you can determine the most appropriate identifier for your needs. Note that this is not a deeply technical webinar.

Topics that will be covered include:

- What are persistent identifiers?
- The case for PIDs – knowing what’s what and who’s who
- The data architecture of PIDs
- What is social infrastructure and why is it important?
- Review of current identifier systems
- How to choose a PID System
- Case studies in documents, data, video

This is part 1 of a 3 part series.

Copies of version 2 of the slides can be found at:  https://figshare.com/articles/Overview_of_PID_Systems_for_THOR_Webinar/5...
Version 2 of the slides have the following DOI:  https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5016803.v2 .

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Jonathan Clark
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International DOI Foundation (IDF)
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No fee
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Data citation
Data discovery and identification - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data publication
Data reuse - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Findable data - FAIR Data Principle
Persistent Identifiers (PID)
PID data architecture
Published / Broadcast: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Project THOR
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EU Horizon 2020 Programme
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Research scientist
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Up to 1 hour
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ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide