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)


Research on modern scholarly communication opens up novel and actual scenarios, where researchers have to confront with foundational, organizational and systemic challenges in contexts having publishing, interlinking, preservation, discovery, access, and reuse of publications and datasets as focal points. The topics of this workshop are of interest to, but not limited to, the following research avenues: 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 these topics. It welcomes submissions reporting on theoretical, systemic, and foundational work targeting popular topics of linking and contextualizing datasets and publications. 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.

Metadata formats

Bibliographic metadata formats (e.g. bibliographic metadata such as Dublin Core, JATS, MARC, MODS), scientific metadata formats (e.g. ,EAD, LIDO), authority file formats, and how these relate with interlinking or contextualizing research outputs; e.g. to enable automated re-use and citation of datasets (e.g. DataCite-DOIs for research data).

Access services

Services for exporting (e.g. OAI-PMH, RDA, OAI-ORE) metadata in order to reduce interoperability barriers, improve discovery of research outcomes, and facilitate interlinking or contextualizing research outputs.

Data models

Conceptual models expressing the relationships between publications, datasets and other information apt for re-use, contextualization, etc.; e.g. CERIF.

Aggregation services

services for robust and scalable collection, integration, storage and interlinking of heterogeneous objects and metadata from publication, dataset, and contextual content data sources; e.g. OAI-PMH services (D-NET software toolkit, Repox, MINT, etc.), Linked Data services, Big Data facilities (Column Stores and NoSQL databases).

Linking and contextualization services

services for processing interlinked objects and metadata relative to research outcomes with the purpose of enrichment, disambiguation, annotation; e.g. de-duplication tools and mining tools for data inference, Linked Data annotation tools.

Future publication models and services

Novel concepts of “compound” publications and services supporting such publications (see also “Beyond the PDF” event and FORCE11 manifesto), which are “information packages” combining datasets, traditional publications and other contextual entities into one navigable and/or machine re-usable objects (e.g. enhanced publications, modular articles, Elsevier’s article of the future, research objects). Services include the creation, storage, preservation, visualization and re-use of such publications (see previous bullet); e.g. Taverna for research objects, Utopia Documents for interactive publications.
"… 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.