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Wednesday, January 29 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Dirty PIDs – Let’s Roll in the Mud

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In many ways, we have a world split in two. East and west. North and south. Mind and matter. SSH and STEM. Ordered and disordered. Metrics and altmetrics. Curated data and the opposite. Planners and spontaneous people.

Two ways of looking at PIDs: One is that everything and everyone should have a PID so that we can monitor and control behavior. Another way of looking is to create PIDs where it makes sense. Create PIDs where it is fun! Be prepared for dirty data and be aware that you might have to do some cleaning. It might even be that you have to clean – YOU and not just your housekeeper. If you try to implement PIDs where it makes sense or is fun, you may get other results than just applying it to either SSH or STEM. In the STEM world, there is this smooth machine with articles, citations and funding and all over again. In the SSH world it is so difficult and not worth trying.

The OPERA (OPEn Research Analytics) project tries to find engines in and drivers for “open research analytics”. Open means: data and tools for analysis are openly available. OPERA tries to look beyond the “smooth machines” in STEM. We collaborate with the ReAct project, which is looking at impact in humanities, and with the ORCID, task force Academia & Beyond that is describing use cases for ORCID in the humanities.

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?

We will split the audience in two according to their feeling – are you predominant a planner or a spontaneous person. Each group now has to come up with as many meaningful or fun ways of using PIDs in scholarly communication. 

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Poul Melchiorsen

Specialist Consultant, Aalborg University Library
Coming out of philosophy, physics and computer science - now interested in research analysis, visualization and description across disciplines.

Wednesday January 29, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm GMT
Amália Rodrigues Room