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Re: CCDC/IUCr Journals proposal 3: Add audit_support category

  • To: James Hester <james.r.hester@gmail.com>, Distribution list of the IUCr COMCIFS Core Dictionary Maintenance Group<coredmg@iucr.org>
  • Subject: Re: CCDC/IUCr Journals proposal 3: Add audit_support category
  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <pm286@cam.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2020 03:20:46 +0000
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I am a strong believer in IDs...

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 2:02 AM James Hester <jamesrhester@gmail.com> wrote:

My comments: I see nothing controversial here. Regarding research organisation IDs, if the number of possible identifiers looks like it might grow, rather than define a dataname for every new id issuer, an alternative approach would be to have a plain 'organisation id' and then 'org_id_type', where the latter is drawn from an enumerated list of the various sources of identifiers and explains how to interpret the 'organisation id'.  Of course this makes it impossible to attach more than one id to a given organisation.

There are an emerging number of ID providers, and we can use them as primary links. My favourite starting point is Wikidata, but also Crossref has a growing list of organizations (over 10000). But part of the problem is that many authors report at different levels - university, department, even laboratory. I expect this will get more regularized and curated over the next few years but it will always be somewhat messy.

"I always retain copyright in my papers, and nothing in any contract I sign with any publisher will override that fact. You should do the same".

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dept. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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