From the "OpenPIIR Product Scope and Principles," Final Version 2017-July
17-- "The complexity of describing affiliation information for researchers
increases dramatically when going back in time, while at the same time the
potential benefits of linking research outputs and their contributors to
institutions decrease. For these reasons, the openPIIR should focus on
active researchers and their affiliation at present and in the recent (~5
This is only half true. The complexity arises from the way organizations
constantly alter their internal and external organizational structures and
relationships. That's not something that a short retrospective horizon can
dispense with, unless the intent is to describe only a snapshot of
organizations. If the intent is to build a registry of lasting value, then
policies for coping with the changes organizations undergo and the complex
relationships those changes entail will need to be developed by the
openPIIR initiative. Only the extent of the work is being limited by this
statement, not its complexity.
Stephen Hearn (member of the OCLC Research Partners Task Group on
Representing Organizations in ISNI
On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]>
> Based on the intro:
> > Organizations/institutions are a key part of the scholarly communications
> ecosystem. However, we lack an openly licensed, independently run
> organizational identifier standard to use for common affiliation and
> citation use cases.
> I would assume any organization at all that anyone with a scholarly
> publication has an 'affiliation' with such that they'd list on the
> publication they are an author of.
> The obvious use case of course is for organizations interested in tracking
> their 'number of publications from affiliated scholars'.
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Ed Summers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi John,
> > > On Oct 11, 2017, at 10:54 AM, John Chodacki <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Are you interested in serving as a the start-up host organziation? Do
> > you have organization data you are willing to contribute? Do you have
> > resources that could be helpful for the project? Do you have advice,
> > suggestions, and feedback on creating a sustainable business model for
> > phase of the Registry’s development?
> > >
> > > We'd like to hear from you! Please help spread the word!
> > What types of organizations are you hoping will be registered in this new
> > system?
> > //Ed
Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist
Data Management & Access, University Libraries
University of Minnesota
170A Wilson Library (office)
160 Wilson Library (mail)
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455