Posts Tagged ‘Information science’

Examples please of FAIR (data); good and bad.

Sunday, May 6th, 2018
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The site fairsharing.org is a repository of information about FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) objects such as research data.

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PIDapalooza 2018. A conference like no other!

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Another occasional conference report (day 1). So why is one about “persistent identifiers” important, and particularly to the chemistry domain?

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PIDapalooza 2018: the open festival for persistent identifiers.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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PIDapalooza is a new forum concerned with discussing all things persistent, hence PID. You might wonder what possible interest a chemist might have in such an apparently arcane subject, but think of it in terms of how to find the proverbial needle in a haystack in a time when needles might look all very similar. Even needles need descriptions, they are not all alike and PIDs are a way of providing high quality information (metadata) about a digital object.  

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