Persistent Identifiers: A Review of THOR’s First Year
From the Project Thor Blog:
In the THOR vision, persistent identifiers are the default. They are the new normal. And they are interlinked and embedded in the services that researchers use every day. They help researchers to get clear unambiguous credit for the full range of their work – articles, data, software, and more. They enable data centres, universities and funders to track the impact of the research that they enable. They enable publishers to fully incorporate data into scholarly communications. They support a new research infrastructure.
Taken together, this means better evidence-based research and credit where it is due.
The THOR partners are working to make this vision a reality. We’ve made healthy progress. The THOR Dashboard helps to track activity in the persistent identifier space. If you visit it, you can see the month-to-month progress from years of data.
Read the Complete “Year 1 in Review” Blog Post (Approx. 600 words)
See Also: About Project THOR
THOR is a 30 month project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. It will establish seamless integration between articles, data, and researchers across the research lifecycle. This will create a wealth of open resources and foster a sustainable international e-infrastructure. The result will be reduced duplication, economies of scale, richer research services, and opportunities for innovation.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.