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The O in ORCID

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We’ve been using the acronym ORCID for a while. Every so often someone asks, what does it stand for? ORCID is short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID.  (I also like the ring of Open Researcher Community ID, but that is a topic for another blog.)

Comments on the ORCID Launch?

We thank you for your strong interest in ORCID. We logged over 1000 registrations in the first 24 hours after ORCID launched.  The ORCID site continues to receive a lot of traffic from user registrations and user requests for new features. Our focus for the launch was on registration for ORCID identifiers and on integrating with other services via the ORCID API. The launch has not been as smooth as we had anticipated, but we are working hard on fixing bugs and adding features.

ORCID API Documents Updated

The ORCID API documents have been updated to include details of the search API. The ORCID search API is based on SOLR, and will support all query syntaxes available in SOLR 3.6, including Lucene with SOLR extensions, DisMax, and Extended DisMax. Details of the API can be found in the Query API documentation . The implementation of the Search API will be released in the upcoming 1.0 release of the ORCID binary.

Program for May 17 Outreach Meeting Available - Please Register

Please join us for the next in-person ORCID Outreach Meeting on Thursday, May 17, 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting is sponsored by Microsoft Research. All participant organizations and organizations interested in joining ORCID are welcome to attend in-person or virtually via WebEx. 

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