Register now for THOR Final Event in Rome, 15 November 2017!

Come and join us at the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” in Rome, Italy, on November 15th 2017 to learn about how we have advanced the state of the art in persistent identifiers. You will find out about how THOR partners have developed new tools to connect identifiers across systems, to link people, datasets, samples, reactions and more.

Keynote speeches by Fiona Murphy and Herbert van de Sompel will show the importance of persistent identifiers in the broader scholarly comms infrastructure. A mix of demos, expert talks and discussion panels will highlight THOR’s achievements, PID integrations and services.

If you would like to hear everything about the latest PID developments, join us in Rome and register here! The detailed programme will be included soon!


Keynote speakers:


Fiona Murphy is an independent research data and publishing consultant advising institutions, learned societies and commercial companies, Fiona is also an Associate Fellow at the University of Reading, a Board Member for the Dryad Data Repository and has written and presented widely on data publishing, open data and open science. She is a past and current member of several research projects including PREPARDE (Peer Review of Research Data in the Earth Sciences), data2paper (a cloud-based app for automating the data article submission process) and the Scholarly Commons Working Group (a FORCE11 project devising principles and practices for open science systems).

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Herbert Van de Sompel is an Information Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he leads the Digital Library Research & Prototyping Team. The Team does research regarding various aspects of scholarly communication in the digital age, including information infrastructure, interoperability, and digital preservation. Herbert has played a major role in creating OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, OpenURL, the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, info URI, Web Annotation, ResourceSync, Memento “time travel for the Web”, and, more recently, Robust Links and Signposting the Scholarly Web. He graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University, Belgium, and holds a Ph.D. in Communication Science (2000) from the same university.

Herbert Photo by: Elena Giglia