In the same week that ROR celebrated its third birthday, PIDapalooza celebrated the fifth festival of persistent identifiers, also as a virtual event. Across three tracks, seven languages, and twenty-hour hours, PIDapalooza21 highlighted the latest updates from the wide world of persistent identifiers, with a focus how open infrastructure and rich metadata are key to harnessing the power of PIDs. As a prime example of open identifier infrastructure that is designed to enrich scholarly metadata, ROR featured prominently in many PIDapalooza21 sessions. Here are some highlights, with links to the recordings:
- A series of “PIDs for Beginners” sessions held in multiple languages included information about ROR in Japanese, Chinese, French, Portuguese, German, and English.
- Hindawi intern Alessandra Audino’s presentation, “Connecting PIDs and Open Infrastructure to publisher workflows: Hindawi as a use case,” outlines the many use cases for publishers to incorporate organization identifiers into their workflows and systems, using ROR as a model.
- In “Extending ROR: Wag the Lion,” ROR community members Carolyn Grant, Quinn Hart, and Arthur Smith, shared their project to build an extension for ROR to identify departmental units within organizations
- Natasha Simons and Fiona Murphy discussed RAiD, the initiative to develop an identifier and infrastructure for research project identifiers, and how RAiD can use ROR to identify institutions.
- In the session “Positive people present their persistent pursuit of practically perfect priority PID partnerships,” Chris Brown and Josh Brown discussed efforts to develop a unified national approach to PIDs in the UK, including developing a list of priority PIDs for research infrastructure, including ROR.
- Last but not least, Juan Pablo Alperin’s plenary session took the form of an epic poem about PKP’s approach to integrating PIDs, including ROR.
ROR also presented “The ABCs of ROR,” a general orientation to the basics of ROR in PIDapalooza’s PIDs 101 track geared at introducing newcomers to different identifiers. This session was run twice, once in English and once in Spanish.
All of the PIDapalooza videos can be accessed on YouTube.