Workshop on Persistent identifiers (British Library, 9th December)

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are increasingly embedded in the services that researchers use every day, enabling unambiguous attribution of the full range of scholarly outputs. This makes it easier for data producers and researchers to get credit for their contributions; for data centres, universities and funders to track the impact of the research they facilitate; for publishers to incorporate data into scholarly writing; and for researchers to discover and cite data with clear provenance. Uptake in the humanities, however, lags behind other disciplines. The British Library is running a series of workshops to better understand the potential for persistent identifier services in the humanities, identify barriers to uptake and create a roadmap to guide future development.

Attendance is free, but places are limited so that we can have an active and open discussion.

The workshop is organised through the EU-funded THOR project.


Foyle Learning Centre, The British Library


Friday 9 December 2016, 10:50-16:00


Please register by Thursday 3 November at


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