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NISO Training Thursday: Making Assessment Work - Using ORCIDs to Improve Your Institutional Assessments

Thursday, April 28, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

System Requirements: 

  • NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event.
  • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.
  • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.
  • Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.


About the Training

Given the recognized benefits of using unique identifiers in any digital environment, many academic teams are moving to acquire the necessary expertise required for capturing and integrating ORCID into their internal systems. This Training Thursday webinar will introduce attendees to specific use cases and implementations of the ORCID ID as a useful tool for precisely associating traditional and non-traditional outputs with the particular creator of that content.

This session is meant to be a guided, step-by-step session that will follow the April 20 NISO Virtual Conference: Justifying the Library - Using Assessment to Justify Library Investments

About the Instructors

Meadows apr28-1 from National Information Standards Organization (NISO)


Collect & Connect: Embedding ORCID in Researcher Workflows
Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement and Support, ORCID

ORCID's new Collect & Connect program is intended to build trust in the research infrastructure by ensuring that ORCID iDs are embedded in key researcher workflows - grant and manuscript submission systems, research information management and profile systems, and more. In this presentation we will discuss how funders, publishers, research institutions, and associations can all play their part by collecting iDs, connecting them with validated information, and exchanging this information with other systems. Together we can help people find information, simplify reporting and analysis, and ultimately help build a transparent and trustworthy research infrastructure. 

Alice Meadows is Director of Community Engagement & Support for ORCID, a nonprofit whose vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time. Alice joined ORCID in May 2015 as their Director of Communications, having previously held a number of senior communications and marketing positions at Wiley and, before that, Blackwell. She writes regularly for the Scholarly Kitchen and other blogs, and has co-authored several articles on scholarly communications.


ORCID Uptake in Astronomy: Where We've Been, Where We're Going
Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Wolbach Library, Harvard University

Astronomers have spoken, if the NASA ADS adds ORCID functionality, the community will start using it. The NASA ADS recently launched an ORCID claiming service for astronomers (http://www.astrobetter.com/blog/2016/03/07/claiming-papers-and-finding-people-with-orcid/) and adoption is starting to pick up. In this talk, Erdmann will highlight some of the curation and outreach work leading up to this recent announcement, where astronomy is currently at, as well as future aspirations and initiatives.

Christopher Erdmann is an author, developer and experimenter in the areas of digital libraries, social networking, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics and data services in libraries. He has previously worked for organizations such as the European Southern Observatory, Supreme Court of the US, United Nations, University of Washington, Smithsonian (NMAH) and CNET. Chris holds an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool and a BA from the University of California, Davis.


How an ORCID Ambassador is Cultivating ORCID at the University of Michigan
Merle Rosenzweig, Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan

Shortly after its official launch in October of 2012, MLibrary at the University of Michigan (U-M) signed a Member License Agreement with ORCID. Being an early adaptor afforded our institution immediate opportunities to implement ORCID by integrating it into a number of U-M units and web systems, as well as promoting it to our faculty as a valuable disambiguation tool to insure that each researcher receives proper credit for his or her publications. Her presentation will describe the implementation of the ORCID identification system along with details of her role as an ORCID Ambassador at U-M.

Merle Rosenzweig received her Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Michigan (U-M) School of Information, and is currently an Informationist at the Taubman Health Sciences Library at U-M in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has been an ORCID Ambassador since December of 2012, served on the U-M ORCID Task Force, and play a key role in implementation at her institution.


Any organization that registers for the associated Virtual Conference, including the two subscription packages -- Buy 4, Get 2; NISO LSA and Voting Member offer Buy 3, Get 3 -- will receive a Login Information email invitation to join the associated Training event which will be sent on the Monday prior to the training session.

The Login Information email will be sent to the registered attendee listed in our online registration system.

If you would like to attend the event without registering for the associated Virtual Conference, you may do so using the following links:

Registration Fees:

  • NISO & NASIG Members: $50
  • NISO Non-Members & International: $50
  • Students: $25

If paying by credit card, register online.


Additional Information 

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the training session via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.
  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact nisohq@niso.org to provide alternate contact information.
  • Presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived training webinar recording 24- 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.