Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2868-8495

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

Purpose: This paper provides a case study of an ORCID promotion at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, providing context for the importance of education in ORCID outreach. Design/methodology/approach- The 3-month ORCID promotion used workshops and individual appointments to educate faculty about ORCID, identity management systems and research impact and scholarly communications. Findings- A targeted and personal approach to ORCID promotion focused on education about why you might use this author disambiguation system resulted in 80% of the faculty within the School of Optometry and Vision Science signing up for or using ORCID. Scaling an ORCID implementation to a larger group would likely benefit from a) a dedicated project group, and b) integration with existing institutional systems such as a requirement of an ORCID for internal grant applications. Originality- Although time consuming, this small-scale ORCID promotion with one department reveals that a departmental approach to ORCID education may lead to larger conversations about scholarly communications and a stronger relationship between faculty and the library.

Publication Date

2-8-2021

Department

University Libraries

Department

University Libraries

ISSN

0741-9058

Language

eng

Publisher

Library Hi Tech News: Emerald Publishing Limited

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