On December 1 2014, Dylanne
Dearborn and Stephanie
Orfano presented an open session for liaison librarians on ORCID
, a persistent digital identifier that disambiguates researchers names. As an identification system, ORCID enables all aspects of a researcher’s work to be identified, while also allowing for linkage in the scholarly communications workflow.
The presentation introduced ORCID and detailed the potential benefits and uses for different stakeholder groups including researchers, university administrators, funding bodies, publishers, and the library. Examples of ORCID integration were introduced and the prospective role of ORCID in the scholarly communication process was discussed.
This spring SPARC published a community resource, Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer (PDF)…. This SPARC primer provides an overview of what ALMs are, why they matter, how they complement established utilities and metrics, and how they might be considered for use in the tenure and promotion process.