Linking data and publications – the past, present, and future


Thu Jan 8th 10:00am to 11:00am PST


Hylke Koers


To enable open sharing, discovery and recognition of research data, it’s essential to have robust and persistent links between data sets and formal scholarly publications. In this presentation I will discuss “the past, present, and future” of such article-data links, focusing on Elsevier’s data-linking program and on the work carried out by the ICSU-WDS / RDA Working Group to set up a universal, open cross-referencing service between articles and data.





Dr. Hylke Koers is the Head of Content Innovation at Elsevier, where he is responsible for Elsevier’s “Article of the Future” program to enhance the online article format. This includes improved online presentation, incorporating data and other digital content into the article format, and setting up bidirectional links between articles and data repositories. Before joining Elsevier in 2010, Hylke received a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Amsterdam and served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He also worked as Business Development Manager for MathJax, an open-source rendering engine for mathematics on the web.


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