Identify Database User Group Meetings 2016

June 3 North America meeting report

It was with great pleasure that we invited customers to the 2016 Ringgold Identify Database User Group meetings, which were held in conjunction with the SSP and ALPSP conferences.

This was an opportunity to learn about new ways to leverage and implement Identify data, share expertise with fellow publishers who understand the benefits of standardized data, and help shape the future of Identify.

Identify Database User Group Meeting, June 3 2016

The SSP Conference in Vancouver BC was the perfect place to kick off Ringgold’s series of Identify Database User Group Meetings. With the hum of nearby floatplanes taking off in Vancouver Harbor, our clients and partners came together on June 3 to hear where Ringgold & the Identify Database are heading next.

A big thank you to our speakers: Alice Meadows of ORCID began the afternoon by detailing the importance of joining personal and institutional IDs. Next, Thomson Reuters’ Chris Heid shared their experience of integrating Identify to support clean author affiliations across the range of 6,000 journals on the ScholarOne Manuscripts platform. And Keith Layson of AAAS/Science told of how his colleagues are using Identify to not only analyze market potential, but also to break down barriers between data silos and leverage their own business intelligence more effectively.

Thanks also to the clients who attended, bringing great energy to our discussion of Identify’s practical applications and thoughts on our development.