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Identifiers, metadata, and connections

A two-part session focusing on identifiers, metadata, and using them to make connections!

Part 1: Hocus pocus: Mixing open identifiers into metadata makes connections between research work
Journal articles don’t exist in a vacuum. There is increasing awareness of the need to reliably connect articles, data, affiliation, contributor and funding information to expose trends and opportunities in the research ecosystem, enable reliable streamlined reporting to key stakeholders and to ensure transparency and trust in research.
To support this, metadata for research objects can’t exist in a vacuum either. It needs to reflect these relationships and incorporate a range of persistent identifiers to do so. And it needs to be open so that it can populate through different systems. DataCite, ROR, Crossref and ORCID have been working together to look at how relationships are asserted between articles, data and other content types, and what connecting research objects to other identifiers helps us see: which outputs resulted from a research grant, which institutions are particularly strong in which areas, where and how are openly available data and software used, and who researchers are collaborating with. We can also use these existing relationships to infer further connections via tools like the PID Graph and the community can (re)use our open metadata to build new services and tools.

Join representatives from ORCID, DataCite, ROR and Crossref as we share the kind of information that’s already available, what work we still have to do and our plans to enhance this in collaboration with our communities.""

Part 2: Data visualization
In a crowded digital media landscape the first question many authors, editors and publishers ask is, how can I make sure that my research is widely noticed and well understood? The answer, say Deb Wyatt and Donald Samulack of Cactus Communications, often lies in visualization.
As the research communication landscape changes, we continue to unlock more efficient and impactful ways to communicate research in highly visual and engaging ways. Video and graphical content formats are now core components of research publishing: just as important for the understanding of science and scholarship as published articles and monographs.
The second critical question is, how do we share research content reliably and accurately, in line with established community standards of rigor, ethics and integrity? As we embrace new formats for research communication, the challenge is to ensure that we continue to apply the same standards of rigor, transparency and FAIR principles to this derivative content.

Concluding this session, Dario Rodighiero will present his data visualization of ... NISO Plus 2021! He notes that, in sociology, the digital traces are these data that humans leave behind during daily activities. Open data and identifiers are not only instruments to make science more transparent and accessible, but they also represent a meaningful way to study the behavior of scientists. This talk aims to present how these digital traces can be used to observe the academic environment.
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NISO Plus 2021


February 22-25, 2021

NISO Plus 2021 was our first virtual conference, held in February of 2021. A global undertaking, NISO Plus 2021 had over 800 participants from 26 countries come together to have a conversation about the state of the information ecosystem. Here you'll find both the presentations and discussions from that event.
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Dario Rodighiero

Research Scholar - Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Dario is a research scholar at Harvard Metalab, a research unit dedicated to innovation in the arts and humanities and hosted at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. The Swiss National Science Foundation granted him two consecutive fellowships.
His capacity at the intersection of design, science, and humanities makes him comfortable in multiple disciplines. His education begins in theory and technology of communication, while his doctoral studies brought him to investigate the field of digital humanities.
All his scientific works are characterized by a strong and clean sense of design according to the interdisciplinary approach of the Bauhaus. He thinks research should also be addressed through public exhibitions, digital installations, and open-source software.
A part of his research revolves around the concepts of quantified self and self-recognition. Specifically, he is interested in the way in which individuals perceive themselves through data and their visual representations, and how these shape their daily practices and behaviors.
His current projects examine the social dynamics of research in terms of international collaborations and mobility flows. When public events went online, he designed a visual method to map conference speakers according to their lexical affinity.
After attending the doctoral program of Architecture and Sciences of the City, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) awarded him a Ph.D. in Science.
He has lectured in many institutions, including the King’s College London and the CERN. Formerly he was employed at MIT, Sciences Po, and the European Commission, which recently appointed him as an external expert in data visualization and interface design.
As a member of the ERC project led by Bruno Latour, Dario is a proud finalist of the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award 2020, one of the most prestigious design awards.
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Deborah Wyatt

Vice President, Global Academic & Society Relations - Impact Science, a CACTUS brand

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Donald Samulack

Head, Global Stakeholder Engagement - Cactus Communications

As Head, Global Stakeholder Engagement at Cactus Communications, I'm actively involved in supporting the publication needs of the academic and publishing communities, managing workflows across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of good publication practices, worldwide. As such, I understand the logistics of scholarly publishing, peer review, as well as the global outsourcing of author support and research communication services, and am a major player in shaping perceptions, defining workflows, and delivering quality.

Talk with me if you have interests in the following areas:
> Research and corporate communication strategies
> Social media strategies and channels, including WeChat
> Author support strategies and services
> Publisher workflows
> Open scholarship and open solutions
> Global markets and outreach

Connect with me on the following platforms:
Twitter: @samulack
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Gabriela Mejias

Engagement Manager, Global Consortia, ORCID

Gabriela Mejias is the ORCID Engagement Manager for Global Consortia, leading the team that supports 24 national consortia. As part of her role, she works with communities of practice implementing institutional and national strategies of ORCID adoption and engages with the wider community to raise awareness of persistent identifiers (PIDs). She is interested in learning more about and contributing to open research infrastructures. She is a NISO Plus 2020 awardee and serves in the NISO DEIA and NISO Plus Advisory committees.
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Helena Cousijn

Director of Community Engagement & Communications - DataCite

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Maria Gould

Product Manager / Research Data Specialist - California Digital Library

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Rachael Lammey

Head of Special Programs - Crossref