Title

TED-style Talk: Flying Blind: Creating a Library ORCID Integration Pilot

Location

KIPJ Theatre

Session Type

15-minute presentation

Start Date

24-4-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2018 10:45 AM

Keywords

ORCID, library technology, scholarly communications, institutional repositories, author identifiers, pilot program, researcher identifiers, disambiguation

Abstract

As part of the UNLV Libraries’ goal to determine an appropriate level of engagement with ORCID, our pre-pilot investigated the feasibility of a Libraries-led service to populate faculty ORCID profiles with citations for scholarly works, allowing UNLV to better track and promote their research. This project sought to test the requirements and scalability of using currently-available data to populate researcher profiles via the ORCID API, gauging the benefits against the cost in Library resources. We performed a field survey of similar institutions using ORCID, engaged with Libraries faculty for volunteers to create dummy profiles in the ORCID testing environment, and updated these profiles with real publication and employment data, iterating through technical issues and creating a report of our findings at the close of the pre-pilot. This presentation will cover the process and findings of the pre-pilot, including successes, lessons learned, and next steps.

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Apr 24th, 10:30 AM Apr 24th, 10:45 AM

TED-style Talk: Flying Blind: Creating a Library ORCID Integration Pilot

KIPJ Theatre

As part of the UNLV Libraries’ goal to determine an appropriate level of engagement with ORCID, our pre-pilot investigated the feasibility of a Libraries-led service to populate faculty ORCID profiles with citations for scholarly works, allowing UNLV to better track and promote their research. This project sought to test the requirements and scalability of using currently-available data to populate researcher profiles via the ORCID API, gauging the benefits against the cost in Library resources. We performed a field survey of similar institutions using ORCID, engaged with Libraries faculty for volunteers to create dummy profiles in the ORCID testing environment, and updated these profiles with real publication and employment data, iterating through technical issues and creating a report of our findings at the close of the pre-pilot. This presentation will cover the process and findings of the pre-pilot, including successes, lessons learned, and next steps.