If you're not in Hawaii just now, you can warm up vicariously with Cameron Neylon's running commentary on proceedings of the open science workshop at the PSB meeting. One of the themes of the session was "the need for persistent identity tokens to track people's contributions, and a need to re-think how citation works, and what citations are used for," Neylon writes.

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