What does ORCID actually ever do?

Academic librarians have weird manias, and one of them is spying on researchers on Twitter. We recently came across someone complaining about “having to create a stupid ORCID just to submit a paper”. Here is why it is not just another useless administrative task, how you can have a “smart ORCID”, and why you might want to join our online presentation on December 9.

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ORCID: You Know My Name(s)

If only researchers and their work could be traced with a unique identifier. You could make sure you’re not confusing them, find all their publications, and the lives of publishers and users of research would be much easier. Well, it turns out there is such a thing, and our colleague Isabelle Vuillemin-Raval tells you how and why you should adopt it.

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