Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s):
The goal of the Open Science Graphs Interest Group (OSG IG) is to build on the outcomes and broaden the challenges of the Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI) and Scholarly Link Exchange (Scholix) RDA Working Groups to investigate the open issues and identify solutions towards achieving interoperability between services and information models of Open Science Graph initiatives.
The aim is to improve FAIRness of research data, and more generally FAIR-ness of science, by enabling the smooth exchange of the interlinked metadata overlay required to access research data at the meta-level of the discovery-for-citation/monitoring and at the thematic level of the discovery-for-reuse. Such “FAIR-ness” and “interlinked-ness” provide strong support for research integrity and research innovation which in turn underpin significant social environmental and economic benefits.
The Scholarly Link Exchange Working group aims to enable links between scholarly literature and data. The working group leverages existing work and international initiatives to work towards a global information commons by establishing:
Pathfinder services and enabling infrastructure
An interoperability framework with guidelines and standards (see also www.scholix.org)
A significant consensus
Support for communities of practice and implementation
The working group status is “maintenance” since the Scholix approach is settled. The collaborators in the group are still actively embedding the simple Scholix idea into culture, workflows and systems of scholarly communication.