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Optimizing ORCID Membership: A University-Wide Outreach Plan

Sunday, May 5
4:50 PM - 5:05 PM
Room: Columbus AB (East Tower, Ballroom/Gold Level)

Background : Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) is globally recognized by publishers, research organizations, and funders to distinguish researchers’ identity with a 16-digit unique identifier. By recently joining the ORCID US Community consortium member organization, the University has been able to integrate ORCID with two current information research systems, Elsevier Pure and Digital Measures. This allows the University to streamline researchers’ scholarship activities. The Library is leading this effort by educating faculty to register for an ORCID iD and adopt its interoperability features. This project is a collaboration between the Library and University stakeholders, such as the Division of Institutional Effectiveness.
Description : The Library’s Chair of Content Management and the Scholarship and Data Librarian created an outreach plan to reach faculty researchers about obtaining ORCID iDs and granting permissions for syncing with Pure and Digital Measures. This plan involved a tiered approach, starting with presenting an overview of the ORCID integration project and its benefits to University executive administration, then reaching faculty at a divisional level. The project leaders implemented a pilot program with the Cancer Center. Several drop-in sessions throughout the University’s campuses occurred, as well. In general, the Library continuously markets and promotes the ORCID integration through University channels, such as the newsletter, as well as by collaborating with other University entities, such as Human Resources’ new faculty onboarding program. Success of this outreach initiative is measured by the number of faculty reached for implementing ORCID with these systems.
Conclusion : ORCID integration will allow Pure to be a more robust tool for connecting researcher’s with similar profiles. Digital Measures integration with ORCID will be used for the purpose of syncing research activities for performance evaluation data.

Jennifer Putnam Davis

Scholarship and Data Librarian
Augusta University
Grovetown, Georgia

Jennifer Davis is the Scholarship and Data Librarian at the Greenblatt Library, Augusta University. She received her MLIS from Valdosta State University and her MA in Medieval Literature from the University of York. Jennifer manages the institutional repository, Scholarly Commons, serves as liaison to The Graduate School, and supports student and faculty research in the areas of copyright, publishing and impact factors, and data management. Jennifer teaches in the Augusta University Human Research Academy on basic data management and library resources, and is currently developing a data management service for the University Libraries.


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Sandra L. Bandy, AHIP

Chair, Content Management
Augusta University
Georgia Regents University
Evans, Georgia


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