First Workshop on

Linking and Contextualizing

Publications and Datasets

September 26th, 2013

In conjunction with the 3rd International Conference

on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL)

Presentation slides Available.

Workshop objectives


Modern scientific communities and their research infrastructures serve for discipline-specific activities whose input and output affect and are affected by scholarly communication. To cope with the increasing speed of such activities and the growing volumes of research outcome, communities need to be facilitated at publishing, interlinking, contextualizing, preserving, discovering, accessing, and reusing their research outcomes. Achieving such objectives would foster multi-disciplinarity, generate novel research opportunities, and endorse quality research. However, researchers rely on different technologies and systems to deposit and preserve their research outcome and their contextual information. Datasets and publications are kept into Digital Libraries and Data Centers together with descriptive metadata. Contextual information is scattered into other systems, for example CRIS systems for funding schemes and affiliation, national and international initiatives and registries, such as ORCID and VIAF for people and authors. The construction of Modern Scholarly Communication Systems capable of collecting and assembling such information in a meaningful way has opened up novel research challenges in the fields of Digital Library, e-Science, and e-Research.


The goal of this workshop is to provide researchers and practitioners in the fields of Digital Library, e-Science, and e-Research with a forum where they can constructively explore foundational, organizational and systemic challenges in contexts having publishing, interlinking, preservation, discovery, access, and reuse of publications and datasets as focal points. It expects to contribute to the actual picture of the state of the art approaches and solutions that researchers and practitioners active in these fields have investigated and realized.

"… Paving the way towards Modern Scholarly Communication…"
Springer Journal publication:
International journal on digital libraries
Invited speaker:
Sarah Callaghan - British Atmospheric Data Centre (STFC)
Invited speaker:
Soren Auer - Universität Leipzig

For any information you may need, please contact the organizers.