ORCIDs (ID indirection) definitely help handle this at a metadata/discovery level. yet non-normative changes to PDFs should be very reasonable. As a person working in the long-term preservation world: preservation doesn't require/imply immutability! [🐦 🔗 twitter.com/kiwinerd/status/10 ]


also, an unpopular opinion in certain proprietary circles: publication != preservation. that is, casting everything in cement doesn't necessarily help you anyway. so be amenable and empathetic. particularly about name changes.

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