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New webinar: The metadata round trip

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We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next ORCID webinar: The Metadata Round Trip on Friday January 23 at 0800 (PST), 1100 (EST), 1600 (GMT), 1700 (CET).

2014 Year in Review

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In 2014 our goals were to increase the adoption and integration of ORCID in the university community, expand our international reach, and complete the first phase of the ORCID Registry feature set.  How did we do?

New Feature Friday: New ORCID record interface

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​Today we conclude our 2014 new functionality Friday series where we have been focusing on highly-requested items from our iDeas Forum. Thanks again for providing so many great ideas! This post includes our seventh, and biggest end-of-the-year goody: New ORCID Record Interface.  Our most recent site update is based on feedback and input from no fewer than 18 distinct iDeas submitted to the ORCID forum, countless conversations with users and ORCID member organizations, and our own observations in using the site. In short, ORCID records now look and behave better, but of course the real story is a bit more involved. Here I take a moment to introduce some of our favorite features of the new interface.  Sign-in and take a look for yourself!

Fuelling your CRIS - ORCID iDs as a tool for research intelligence

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There is a growing international network of sophisticated research management systems, and it is beginning to change the way that research information is exchanged, analysed and understood. Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) are increasingly used by research organisations as the nexus of this information. Persistent Identifiers, such as ORCID iDs for researchers, are a crucial component in this endeavour, as they enable the disambiguation of people across systems, and the maintenance of reliable connections between people and their achievements. In this guest post, Ed Simons, the president of euroCRIS shares his vision of an interoperable future for CRIS and ORCID, and invites you to join him in a special ORCID-hosted webinar with leading CRIS experts to learn more about their vision of an interoperable future. UPDATED with links to the webinar recording and to the slides of each of our presenters

Round the World in 25 days: Different Countries, Shared Problems

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The latest ORCID road-trip involved visits to eight countries, six languages, ten airports, and fourteen plane tickets. Through it all, an infrastructure of shared terms and similar processes for checking in, airport security and customs, boarding, getting luggage enabled a seamless journey. In an analagous way, ORCID is a part of the plumbing for scholarly communications.  Regardless of your institution or language, ORCID enables shared terms and processes for collecting your name in manuscripts, grants, datasets, education, and employment, ensuring your research and scholarly contributions are attributable and discoverable.

During the course of my travels, I was struck by how similar the conversations were across nations, sectors, and disciplines.  The idea that integration of ORCID improves visibility of individual researchers; supports discovery and exposure of local scholarly works to an international community; respects local scholarly culture and contexts; and enables improved research reporting.  And, the shared understanding that, for the benefits of ORCID to be realized, the research community needs to work together. 

 

New Functionality Fridays: Enhanced Public API

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Today we continue our new functionality Friday series where we focus on highly-requested items from our iDeas Forum. Thanks again for providing so many great ideas! This post includes information on the release of our sixth end-of-the-year goody: Enhanced Public API.

As part of our open source commitment, ORCID has provided a free public API (Application Programming Interface) since our launch in 2012. With our new enhanced public API, it is now possible for any system (including those from organizations that are not ORCID members) to not only include your ORCID iD, but to make this addition in an authenticated way. This means that you won't have to remember your ORCID iD to share it with another system, nor will you have to worry about typos or missed numbers, ensuring data quality. This reliable inclusion of your ORCID iD allows your name, your iD, and your data to travel as a package. In short, it assures trust in the data. In addition, systems can even use this API enhancement to enable you to sign in to their systems using your ORCID credentials.

iAuthor与ORCID: 中国科学院文献情报中心支持中国研究人员获得国际识别号

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对中国科研人员来说,姓名歧义是一个严重问题。不仅因为许多学者拥有一样的姓,那些在英文期刊上发表文章的研究人员也需要解决与研究活动相关的名字的音译和多版本问题。而且,研究人员用中文发表的研究成果很难在英文搜索界面可见和被发现。

iAuthor and ORCID: Supporting International Identifiers for Chinese Researchers at the National Science Library of the Chinese Academies of Sciences

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Name ambiguity is a serious issue for Chinese researchers.  Not only do many share a common surname, those researchers who publish in English-language journals have to contend with transliteration issues and multiple versions of their name being associated with their research activities.  Similarly, researchers who publish in Chinese have a difficult time making their research works visible and discoverable in English-language search interfaces. The National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has decided to address these issues head-on, by developing the iAuthor platform, as an easy Chinese frontgate to register for an ORCID identifier and to interoperate with Chinese journals, CSCD and others. On October 28, the NSL formally launched the iAuthor service. (读这篇文章在中国)

New functionality Friday - ORCID site in Русский and Português

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​Today we continue our new functionality friday series where we focusing on highly-requested items from our iDeas Forum. Thanks again for providing so many great ideas! This post includes our latest end-of-the-year goody: Support for Russian and Portuguese.  We also describe several ways in which Portuguese-language organizations and researchers are using the ORCID Registry. Please read more in English and in Portuguese.

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