Growing ORCIDs at Texas A&M University Libraries
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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID - orcid.org) is an open, free registry of unique researcher identifiers that attaches persistent links between individual authors and their works. This enables researchers to corral their research outputs in one site so that they can be distinguished from other researchers with similar names. ORCID’s open source platform allows seamless, transparent exchange of information among other research systems, such as those of journal publishers and grant funding sources. Additional benefits include increased visibility of researchers’ work and ease of identifying potential collaborators. Launched in October 2012, the program has gained increasingly rapid traction in the academic and scholarly publishing communities.
DescriptionArticle originally published in the Library Connect newsletter ( http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/2015-04/growing-orcids-texas-am-university-libraries) and Library Connect Yearbook (https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/download-library-connect-yearbook-2015).. Later reprinted in Reprinted in Strategic Library, Issue 30, 15 July 2016, pp. 14-15.
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