Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual meeting of SPARC in Kansas City. SPARC, the Scholar Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic research libraries working to promote open systems of scholarly communications. The meeting was attended by about 200 U.S. and Canadian librarians who are dedicated to the collection, archiving, and dissemination of research through open access publishing and repositories. While I was connecting with librarians, Executive Director Laure Haak was staffing an ORCID booth at the American Physical Society meeting, helping faculty, researchers, and students register for an ORCID identifier. These events are among many in our outreach to connect with universities, publishers, and researchers and explain the value and benefit of registering, embedding, and using ORCID identifiers.
ORCID integration with open repository tools
ORCID collaborates with publishers and repositories to embed persistent identifiers in submission, deposit, and publication workflows. SPARC attendees were excited to learn about the projects to integrate the ORCID identifier within numerous open source repository tools, many supported by our Sloan-funded Adoption and Integration program. These include:
- DSpace respository platform
- Hydra plugin for use with Fedora Commons repositories
- Vireo submission and management system for Electronic Theses and Dissertations
- HubZero platform for research collaboration, management, and archiving
Does your institution use one of these platforms? Want to learn more? Easy! Join us in Chicago on May 21-22 for our Spring Outreach Meeting, where you can talk with developers and integration project leads, and interact with repository tool prototypes. Registration is free but space is limited, so register today.
Researchers signing up for their ORCID iDs
Meanwhile, at the American Physical Society’s March meeting, with the help of APS editorial staff and student volunteers from CU Boulder, we had the opportunity to talk with researchers about registering for an ORCID identifier and linking with their works, affiliations, and funding. We registered a number of APS senior editors, including Yonko Millev, Senior Assistant Editor of Physical Review Letters. Researchers of all career stages stopped by the booth, including Antony Bourdillon, shown here in the red jacket using ORCID search and link wizards to link his 100+ publications to his new ORCID iD.
The APS is an ORCID member and launch partner, and captures author ORCID iDs in its online profile system. In the coming year, APS is planning to integrate ORCID into its manuscript and meeting abstract processes.
More than 564,000 scholars and researchers now have an ORCID identifier. How about the scholars at your organization? Keep in touch with new developments by following us at @ORCID_Org, use the outreach resources online to tell others about ORCID, or proudly display your own ORCID iD on a t-shirt or coffee cup!