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Workshop: Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data

Describing the input and output of empirical research in a persistent way.

7-8 May 2012, Berlin
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Einstein Hall

As the number of digital objects such as datasets and research papers increase, so does the complexity of the web of interdependence, references and citations. For this complex web of knowledge and research to remain valid, meaningful and sustainable persistent identification of these objects is of great importance.
Metadata and Persistent Identifiers are complementary ingredients in the world of digital object management, making it possible to find, reuse, reference, cite and link the digital content.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the role of metadata in the context of assigning Persistent Identifiers to primary data. It aims at elaborating on how metadata can be combined with Persistent Identifiers, how is best practice ensured in the framework of existing systems and which Add-On Services have already been developed on top of such systems. Additionally, the workshop will explore available tools for metadata generating and the standards in use.

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Keynote Speech

Persistent Identifiers in practice
Prof. Christian Zimmermann, PhD, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis/RePEc

Identifiers, Persistent Identifiers and the Evolving Demand for Standard Metadata
Arofan Gregory, Metadata Technology North America Inc., Knoxville

Session 1

The Uniform Resource Name (URN)
Uta Ackermann and Kadir Karaca Kocer, German National Library (DNB), Frankfurt am Main

Persistent identifiers & Metadata for trusted digital repositories
Maarten Hoogerwerf, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)/PersID, The Hague

The Archival Resource Key (ARK)
John A. Kunze, University of California/California Digital Library, Oakland (CDL)

The Digital Object Identifier System (DOI)
Dr. Jan Brase, DataCite/IDF

The Handle System
Dr. Ulrich Schwardmann, EPIC, Göttingen

Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)
Sally H. McCallum, Chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress, Urbana

Session 2

The DataCite Metadata Schema
Frauke Ziedorn, DataCite/TIB, Hannover

PANGAEA - Using DOI names to link earth & environmental data with scientific literature
Uwe Schindler, PANGAEA, Bremen

Chuck Koscher, Director of Technology - CrossRef, Lynnfield

Session 3

Supporting Data Reuse Through DDI
Mary Vardigan, Assistant Director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Supporting research data services by linked open data based authority data
Dr. Timo Borst, German National Library of Economics (ZBW), Kiel

da|ra goes LOD
Johann Schaible, Erdal Baran, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne

A machine-actionable processing chain for identifier, metadata and data
Joachim Wackerow, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim

Session 4: Best Practice in metadata generation: Pecha Kucha

Dr. Jan Goebel, Deputy Head, German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), Berlin

Peter Weiland, The Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID), Trier

Knut Wenzig, National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), Bamberg

Nicole Schmiade, German Centre of Gerontology, Berlin

Pascale Cissokho Mutter, Public Affairs and Communications Director, OECD, Paris

Session 5

Sharing Data with the DataVerse Network (DVN)
Dr. Mercè Crosas, Director of Product Development at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University

Metadata in the Data Catalogue DBK at the GESIS Data Archive
Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne

Specific requirements on the da|ra metadata schema
Nicole Quitzsch, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Berlin

Nesstar - Towards Support for DDI 2.5 and persistent identifiers
Archana Bidargaddi, Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen

Persistent Identifiers for the UK: Economic and social data
Dr. Matthew Woollard, UK Data Archive, Colchester

Closing discussion

Providing data on data
Introduction and lead by Stefan Kramer, Head of Research Infrastructure Dept. (IT & Library) at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin