27 January 2015
Identifiers and Interoperability
All chair names: Adrian Burton, Amir Aryani, Tobias Weigel, Laurel Haak, Hylke Koers
This discussion session will draw on the experience of three RDA Groups** to tease out specific issues related to identifiers and interoperability:
"One identifier to rule them all? or is every identifier sacred?": the role of multiple identifier systems in aggregations and interoperability.
"Is the whole different from the sum of the parts?": What social contract do we need for global research data? Is it ok to aggregate information about researchers and their research from a global information system?
The session will include some examples of these issues from RDA groups as well as roundtable discussion with input from data centres, repositories, publishers and other stakeholders.
**The Data Description Registry Interoperability Working Group, the Data Publication Services WG and the Persistent Identifiers Interest Group