banner image
banner image
Partner's Area:   Login  |  Help

Identifying researchers

A one-day workshop on issues and solutions associated with author and researcher identity management in the digital age

10:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday, June 3, 2008, National Library of Australia

Program | Discussion papers | Case studies| Presentations & podcasts

APSR is planning an invitational workshop for organizations concerned with issues relating to author identity management within the scholarly communications system. The workshop will be held in Canberra during the first week of June, 2008.

The issue of managing researcher and author identities is a significant one that has an impact on a range of situations including, but not limited to, scholarly communications. This is an issue not only for researchers who nowadays interact with multiple identity and security systems but also for scholarly communications where the need to accurately identify authors and describe their scholarly resources is increasing in importance. The purpose of the workshop therefore is to bring together people from these diverse fields, with a view to seeking common ground and coordinating developments in author identity management in Australia. Some of the day will be spent analysing and sharing the experience of people delivering services in the current scholarly communications environment. A discussion of some of the burgeoning solutions for author identity management will also take place.

Some of those involved with researcher and authorial identity in the digital environment are:

Who should attend?


In order to have a productive discussion, the size of the workshop is limited. Prospective participants should contact Margaret Henty by May 16 outlining their interest and relevant work that they are doing in this area; unless otherwise requested, these will be shared with other participants and become part of a public report. Selected attendees will be asked to give brief presentations based on these submissions.

Participants will be advised that they have been selected to attend by May 23.


There will be no cost associated with this workshop. This event is subsidised by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories which is funded to do outreach work in this area by the Department of Education, Science and Training as part of the Commonwealth Government's "Backing Australia's Ability - An Innovative Action Plan for the Future".

Participants will be responsible for meeting their own travel and accommodation costs.

Cancellations and substitutions

Cancellations should be notified in writing to Substitutions can be made but it is preferred that these be notified well before the event.


CrossRef Author ID Meeting, held Washington DC, February 5, 2007.

This workshop will be held in assocation with ARROW