Case studies addressing the following were suggested:
- Illustrate the benefits in “closing the gap” between those with an incentive to maintain identifiers and those whose responsibility it is to do so
- Illustrate costs and benefits by articulating workflows in specific HEIs, and identifying stakeholders and value in each context
- Provide a cost assessment of getting a system running using various persistent identifier schemes and infrastructures
- Illustrate how existing software packages that presuppose particular schemes and policies with regard to persistent identifiers work in practice, identifying the implications of the schemes and policies used and addressing any issues arising out of these
- Illustrate the pros and cons of specific approaches and identifier schemes and how well these work across different contexts and communities
- Illustrate best practice usage of existing persistent identifier schemes in various contexts, and where relevant, pay heed to those areas thought to be a source of confusion currently or about which there is a lack of awareness.
- Specific studies from breakout group discussions:
- The Administrative Information group suggested Southampton Universitys approach to identifying people (amongst other things) be the subject of a study. This uses a system backed by linked data, and uses a co-reference approach to relate a multiplicity of identifiers that represent the same person..
- A case study based on the Research Papers sector may be useful, as this sector deals with a wide variety of curation and preservation responsibilities, many of which lie outside the institution.