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Wednesday, January 29 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
The FAIRytale of data & software citations

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Once upon a time, PIDs were meant to be in data and software citations to give credit, solve the reproducibility crisis and enable reuse. And they lived happily ever after - OR did they?
Despite their great potential, PIDs for data and software citations are not adopted yet into common practice. Instead, social, technical, and policy issues complicate the tracking of data and software usage in scholarly publications. The FORCE 11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group recently proposed six software citation principles in order to standardize citation practices. This is certainly a twisting point in this modern PID drama, which outcome however still remains open.
Investigations of citations to Zenodo data and software objects that were captured by the implementation of the Asclepias Broker in Zenodo highlight the dark side of PIDs in data and software citations. Current citation practices and recommendations do not match proposed citation standards at all and there is more than one obstacle to overcome. Will darkness overpower the PID landscape or is there still hope for a happy ending?

How would you run the session to support the spirit of PIDapalooza as a laid-back, welcoming, energetic and exciting meeting, and ensure at least 10 minutes of your session are used to interact with the audience?

Is there any better way to teach a lesson than telling a FAIRytale? The story will be transferred into an enchanting FAIRytale setting, including true heroes and (not so evil) villains. But before any of the characters can live happily ever after, they have to be courageous enough to solve many almost impossible quests.
Our FAIRytale setting allows to decrease the quantity of boring long texts on dust colored slides. Instead, I will bring colorful self-drawn sketches that transport our story line. Naturally, the story of PIDs in data and software citations is a dark one. But I will make sure that the participants won’t be haunted by nightmares afterwards.

This FAIRytale drama will generally allow people to relax and write emails during the session, if they can resist listening. However, the story telling won’t be linear, as I will offer the audience to choose different paths through the drama. Interactive storytelling allows the audience to take impact on the navigation of story sequences and may lead to the discovery of funny bonus material such as tremendously tragic PID deaths. Finally, the last act of this drama has not been written by reality yet. I will bring two possible endings, the catastrophe and a happy end. In the end, the audience will have to choose one ending which will influence our core message.


Wednesday January 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm GMT
Sophia de Mello Room