OA Switchboard Webinar: Collaborating to Unlock the Power of PIDs

The OA Switchboard, an initiative by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), is a not-for-profit, industry-wide collaboration that aims to serve as an intermediary between the complexities of multi-lateral Open Access (OA) publication-level arrangements by functioning as a central information exchange hub. The OA Switchboard strives to enable the seamless sending and receiving of messages relating to the publication of open access research outputs for participating publishers, academic institutions, and research funding organizations.

As a proud sponsor and partner of the OA Switchboard, Aries Systems is pleased to host their upcoming webinar, Collaborating to Unlock the Power of PIDs, on Thursday, October 27th at 11am ET. This how-to session from OA Switchboard partners and participants will highlight opportunities to capture and maximize usage of identifiers. Registration is free – sign up today!


Collaborating to Unlock the Power of PIDs

Thursday, October 27th | 11am ET | Register Now

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are essential for implementing policies, realising agreements, and developing new business models to support a broader move to open access (OA) in scholarly publishing. In this how-to style webinar, the OA Switchboard is joined by a panel of industry professionals in a quick-fire round of practical (but powerful!) use cases and solutions showing different ways PIDs are playing a role in bridging workflow gaps, enabling interoperability of standardized data end-to-end, and supporting OA initiatives. This webinar will be offered free of charge thanks to our host Aries Systems.

Together, we will cover:


  • How relationships in metadata underpin Crossref and related infrastructure
    Amanda French, Crossref


  • What are the opportunities to use ROR id’s available at source to enrich openly available author affiliation data? What is the status quo?
    Ludo Waltman, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University


  • How to automate capturing identifiers upstream and how to harness this data downstream
    Star Atay, Aries Systems


  • How to be pragmatic and use ‘smart matching’ to get missing PID’s before article publication?
    Graham Anderson, The Royal Society


  • How to connect with your research I
    Katherine Brooks & Jessica Edwards, Columbia University Libraries


  • How to connect with your research II
    Anne Gentil-Beccot, CERN


  • How to manage policy compliance and development
    Michele Avissar-Whiting, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)