DINI position paper on ORCID published

13.11.2018

The position paper “Author Identification Using the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)” was published within the framework of the third ORCID DE workshop on 8 November in Bielefeld.

Extract from the full text (p.8, our translation)

The position paper first explains the various challenges of author identification from the perspective of the respective scientific actors. Various aspects of ORCID are described and critically examined. The position paper then addresses the solutions and functions that ORCID offers as well as a range of technical options for integrating ORCID. The paper is aimed at representatives of scientific institutions that are interested in the topic of author identification using ORCID.

The position paper stems from the project ORCID DE. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and initiated by DINI, the project aims to promote the wider use of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. The position paper is the result of a cooperation between 14 members of the DINI working groups Electronic Publishing (E-Pub), Research Information Systems (FIS), and the Competence Centre for Interoperable Metadata (KIM), who contributed to the position paper their different perspectives on the challenges and solutions with regard to author identification.

The position paper is intended both as a strategically oriented and as a technically and practically oriented guide for the information infrastructures of scientific institutions in Germany, and thus as an aid for the implementation of ORCID.

Full text (open access; German only)

The project partners of ORCID DE are the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the German National Library, and Bielefeld University Library. The project was initiated by the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI).

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