Building on its ’Summer meeting’ events in previous years, DataCite invited this year to its 2014 Annual Conference & Special Anniversary Celebration. Under the conference theme Giving Value to Data: Advocacy, Guidance, Services recent developments in the discovery, access and reuse of research data were highlighted. The conference addressed the dramatic advances made in the way the research community works with data since minting the first DOI for data a decade ago. This is underscored by DataCite minting its 3,500,000th DOI (Digital Object Identifier) earlier this year.
The conference took take place in beautiful Nancy, France on 25-26 August, 2014, following the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon. It was hosted by the French Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (Inist-CNRS). For over 25 years, Inist-CNRS has been offering services to scientists, engineers and scholarly information professionals, by facilitating access to all fields of worldwide scientific research. Inist-CNRS is the French DataCite member.
During the two days stimulating talks from experts around the world were given, on the latest developments, new services, reflections rooted in experience, and current projects.
Conference topics covered:
• Data Policies, Advocacy, and Impact on Practice
• Services to Support Researchers and their Data
• Collaboration to Advance the State of the Art
• Data Citation in Context
• Infrastructures for Data Management
A final hands-on session highlighted recent technical developments and tools, focusing on DataCite’s cooperation with ORCID.
The conference was organised with financial support of the Regional Council Lorraine