ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an is an open, non-profit, community-driven initiative to create and maintain a global registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. ORCID provides a framework for trustworthy identity management by linking research contributions and related activities across the scholarly communication ecosystem. Individuals can obtain a unique ORCID iD for free. ORCID iDs serve as digital identifiers that distinguish individual researchers from other researchers and enables them to manage their records. Organizations can integrate ORCID into digital platforms and workflows to reduce administrative burden and connect ORCID iD records with institutional repositories, publishing platforms, HR systems, grant applications, and more. As an ecosystem comprised of researchers, research institutions, publishers, and funders, all involved in the scholarly communication landscape can benefit by using ORCID. This webinar will explore strategies for promoting ORCID to faculty, students, and other researchers affiliated with research institutions to encourage the use of ORCID by individuals.
- Understand how researchers can get the most benefit from using ORCID
- Identify strategies that can be used to encourage researchers to register for and use their ORCID iD
- Conceptualize a plan for local promotion of ORCID, with knowledge of where to go to find more information
Instructor: Sheila Rabun
Sheila Rabun is the ORCID US Community Specialist at LYRASIS, providing consulting, community, and technical support for over 110 ORCID member institutions in the United States. Prior to joining LYRASIS and the ORCID US program, Sheila worked extensively within academic libraries. She previously served as the Digital Project Manager and Interim Director of the University of Oregon Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center, overseeing all aspects of the Libraries' digital collections, including digital production and metadata, institutional repository management, platform development, and digital scholarship project collaborations with faculty, students, and other stakeholders. More recently, she was the Community and Communications Officer for the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).