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Delving into ORCID

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Delving into ORCID

  1. 1. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACTLIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACTCopyright Universityof Reading Karen Rowlett Research Publications Adviser k.a.rowlett@reading.ac.uk @karenanya k.a.rowlett@reading.ac.uk 1 DELVING INTO ORCID API DATA Library
  2. 2. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT ORCID @ READING • Member of the JISC consortium • No current integration in our Eprints institutional repository, CentAUR • No current integration in our Eprints data repository • No CRIS system or plans to acquire one • Focus has been on advocacy for ORCID uptake • Plan to implement ORCID Eprints plug-in by Q3 2019 2
  3. 3. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT WHAT DID WE KNOW? • Number of ORCID sign-ups based on Reading email addresses 3 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 Growth in ORCID numbers 2016-2019 Don’t know who they are Don’t know if they are still at University of Reading Don’t know if they are students or staff Not everyone uses their institutional email address to signup Leavers don’t change the primary email address that they used to sign up with ?
  4. 4. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT WHAT DID WE KNOW? • Number of Reading affiliated Authors in Scopus with an ORCID ID linked found via an export from Scopus 8876 authors with an affiliation with University of Reading 422 have an ORCID ID associated with their Scopus record Of the 422, 264 are in our current Research Division structures 4 In a recognised research group? Number Environment Theme 89 Food Theme 28 Health Theme 49 Heritage and Creativity Theme 60 Prosperity and Resilience Theme 38 Not in a Theme or Research Division 158 Grand Total 422 Can match to individuals as I have the Scopus Author IDs recorded as part of my structures in SciVal
  5. 5. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT UNANSWERED QUESTIONS • Who are the 1400 individuals? • Have any of them added works? • How many are current staff? • How many are students? • Do they need help/encouragement to populate their ORCID records? • How can I help if I don’t know who they are? • Working with developers at the ORCID Day in March, we managed to get an export using the ORCID public API based on the Ringgold ID of an institution http://powerful-chamber-19570.herokuapp.com/ 5
  6. 6. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT DATA, LOVELY DATA 6 Export gives 2004 ORCID records with a mention of University of Reading in the Education or Employment sections Caveats: • Information has to be set as PUBLIC by the user • May be more than one Ringgold ID in use at your institution • Very few users make their email address public (77 out of 2004) • Number of works reports even if the items themselves are private What does the export give you? • ORCID ID • Date record last updated • Name • Education • Employment • Other IDs linked to their ORCID • Email address • Work count
  7. 7. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT PRELIMINARY FINDINGS 7 Are they staff or students? • 88/469 presumed current staff have not added any works to their records • Over half (251) have made an update to their records in 2019 • But, 30 haven’t touched them since 2016…. • Half (234) have added at least one other identifier to their record (Scopus, Loop, Researcher ID etc) • Current status is based on their last entry being UoR – may not be accurate Staff/Student? Were they a student? Were they staff? No Yes Grand Total No 2 1203 1205 Yes 580 217 797 Grand Total 582 1420 2002 Are they current staff? Are they current staff? Number Last employment was University of Reading 469 Last employment was not University of Reading 328 Grand Total 797 Are they Research Division members? Currently in a Theme/Research Division? Count of ORCID ID Environment Theme 39 Food Theme 16 Health Theme 24 Heritage and Creativity Theme 35 Prosperity and Resilience Theme 30 Grand Total 144
  8. 8. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT WHAT NEXT? • Data from API export can be used as a baseline to measure future advocacy activity and track impact of future integration • I will change my recommendation for researchers when setting up ORCIDs, currently don’t ask them to add employment details • Export gives me a target list for: 1. Emailing individuals who have not added any works to their records with offers of help or links to handouts 2. Emailing individuals who have not updated their records recently with encouragement to add new information 3. Emailing individuals who have not linked a Scopus ID or any other kind of ID to their record with tips and tricks/handouts on how to do so 9
  9. 9. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL | LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES | LIMITLESS IMPACT CONTACT DETAILS 10 Happy to share the methods that I used to look into the data

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