ORCID in Repositories Task Force
Background and group scope
Over the past several years, new ORCID features and increased community uptake have introduced opportunities for ORCID to serve as open infrastructure for automating aspects of repository workflow.
While some repositories have developed sophisticated infrastructure that leverages ORCID to automate workflow, support for ORCID is available out of the box in only a few open source and vendor supplied systems. This means that many institutions that don’t have the resources to customize a system or develop an entirely home-grown solution are unable to make full use of ORCID in their repositories.
To improve workflow automation, author disambiguation, and visibility of repository content using the community-driven infrastructure that ORCID provides, we need better ORCID integration in more repository systems. The ORCID in Repositories Task Force will provide input on repository community needs regarding ORCID and on a set of recommendations for supporting ORCID in repository platforms that will help guide repository system developers.
Charge and deliverables
This group is charged with reviewing and providing feedback on the proposed recommendations for supporting ORCID in repository systems, including considering:
- At what points in repository workflows are ORCID iDs most useful/relevant?
- What are the current challenges in using ORCID in repositories?
- What ORCID features would be most helpful to include in a repository platform?
The group will develop a set of recommendations to guide repository system developers in designing and building ORCID features. These will be released for public comment before being finalized.
This group will also review and feedback on survey questions that will be used to assess community interest in features proposed in the above recommendations.
- Wesley Barry, Tertiary Education & Research Network of South Africa NPC (TENET), South Africa
- Paola Galimberti, University of Milan, Italy
- Stephen Grace, London South Bank University, UK
- Daryl M. Grenz, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
- Masaharu Hayashi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
- Salwa Ismail, Georgetown University, USA
- Bénédicte Kuntziger/Agnès Magron, Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (CCSD), France
- Michele Mennielli, Duraspace, USA (Chair)
- Lars Holm Nielsen, CERN, Switzerland
- Shelia Rabun, LYRASIS, USA
- Andrea Szwajcer, University of Manitoba, Canada
- Washington R. de Carvalho Segundo, IBICT, Brazil
- Alicia Starr, Lake Macquarie Campus Library, Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia
- Irine Tanudjaja, NUS Libraries, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- John Westbrook, RCSB, Protein Data Bank, USA
Ex-Officio ORCID representatives
To encourage a “safe space” for frank conversations, discussions during meetings and online conversation will be kept confidential; meetings and other communications including document comments will be considered closed. As with other ORCID task forces, activity, status and outcomes of the group will be shared with the ORCID Board. The group will also share its draft recommendations publicly, for comment by the community, before they are finalized.
We expect the group to attend three one-hour web meetings over the course of three to four months, starting in July 2018, and to dedicate about four hours to reviewing documents outside of the meetings. ORCID staff will generate draft documents, provide logistical support, and take meeting notes.
- Meeting 1: Introduce members and review group charge. Discuss problems being addressed, and review proposed recommendations. Homework: Comment on the proposed recommendation.
- Meeting 2: Discuss comments on the proposed recommendations and merge comments into a draft recommendation for public comment. Homework: Comment on draft recommendation.
- Meeting 3: Review public comments and finalize recommendations.
For additional information about the Task Force, please contact us.