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ORCIDs at Oxford


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From the ORCID Outreach Meeting, May 21-22, 2014, held in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Best practices in the promotion and creation of ORCID identifiers for faculty, staff, and students: outreach and policy

Institutional culture varies between universities and research institutes, necessitating a locally relevant approach to integration of ORCID identifiers. In this session, institutions will share information about their decision-making, business planning, and strategies for communications and adoption within their communities.

Moderator: Kristi Holmes, Director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University, and Outreach Lead, VIVO


Theodora Bakker, Associate Director Knowledge Informatics and Systems & Technology, New York University Langone Medical Center
Gail Clement, Associate Professor & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Texas A&M University
Christopher Shanahan, Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead, BU Profiles, Boston University School of Medicine
Alix Keener, ORCID Project Manager, University of Michigan
Sally Rumsey, Digital Research Librarian at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

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ORCIDs at Oxford

  1. 1. ORCIDs at Oxford Sally Rumsey The Bodleian Libraries University of Oxford Mary Harssch CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  2. 2. Context • Challenge of managing research outputs – > 5000 research active staff – > 5000 research students – Estimated 12,000 peer reviewed articles per annum – Highly devolved institution • Oxford Person Identifiers Group – Representatives from Bodleian Libraries; IT Services; Research Services; Legal Services; Student Administration; OUP • Proposal endorsed by RIMSC* (Chaired by PVC-R) * Research Information Management Sub-Committee of the Research Committee
  3. 3. Approach • Control and ownership of personal information • Data protection • Value proposition for authors • Lightweight model © Francis Rumsey, 2011
  4. 4. Process of ORCID assignment/linking for Oxford authors User logs in via SSO request new ORCID/link existing ORCID button ORCID associated with person in CUD a) New ORCID: Create ORCID b) Existing ORCID: Sign in to ORCID [validation] Person associated with ORCID ORCID First/Last Name email University of Oxford
  5. 5. Progress • Technical development • Guidelines for authors • Discussions with ORCID • Symplectic upgrade • [Soft launch] • [Advocacy and documentation] • [Testing]
  6. 6. JISC-ARMA ORCID pilot project • May 2014 – January 2015 • Focus on ‘soft’ areas of implementation – Roll-out – Promotion and publicity – Sharing experiences with other UK HEIs • Collaboration with OUP •
  7. 7. Outstanding Oxford requirements • Relevant to OUP • Update author’s affiliation • Symplectic triangulation • ORCID is listening
  8. 8. Recommendations for ORCID 1. Set up an HEI user group 2. Authority for verification retained within institution 3. Resolve the problems of institutional validation 4. Increased international HEI representation on ORCID boards © Francis Rumsey, 2011