Celebrating the ORCID US Community Consortium - 100 Members and Counting

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ORCID is proud to be a flourishing “community of communities”.  We work with a wide range of organizations across sectors, disciplines, and borders. Our consortia communities are crucial to developing and implementing our roadmap. In August, the ORCID US Community was the first consortia to reach a milestone 100 members. Under the stewardship of LYRASIS as consortia lead organization, ORCID US continues to cultivate new ORCID implementation projects, including their upcoming ORCID webinar featuring many consortium members, resources, and updates (see below for more details).

The ORCID US Community, launched in January, is made up of four regional ORCID consortia that cooperate as a single entity: the Big Ten Academic Alliance (previously CIC); the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) with the previously merged Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL); LYRASIS; and NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) with the previously merged Washington Research Library Consortium)(WRLC).  Since the launch, LYRASIS has brought on dedicated staff and launched platforms to foster communication and collaboration among its growing list of members.  

“We have seen steady growth in membership for the ORCID US Community over the past several months, and we are thrilled to have reached the 100 member milestone!” says Celeste Feather, Senior Director for Licensing and Strategic Partnerships at LYRASIS, “With the creation of dedicated communication channels this summer, including the new ORCID US Community website , member institutions can now easily share knowledge and learn from each other. We look forward to continuing to provide support for this growing community.”  

ORCID US Community Webinar

On Wednesday, September 12, LYRASIS will host a free webinar featuring updates from consortium community lead, Sheila Rabun.  She will be joined by speakers from consortium members Cornell, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New York University, and Boston College, who will demonstrate their ORCID integrations and share their experiences of ORCID development and campus engagement.  The webinar is open to all, so visit the ORCID US Community site to register!