The Name Game: ORCID Registry Announces Launch Partners
What is ORCID?
ORCID [Open Researchers and Contributor ID] aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by creating a registry of persistent unique identifiers for individual researchers and an open and transparent linking mechanism between ORCID, other ID schemes, and research objects such as publications, grants, and patents.
From a Recent ORCID Blog Post:
As ORCID prepares for the public launch of its Registry in October, we are excited to announce a number of organizations from across the scholarly community preparing to integrate with the ORCID Registry.
Participating in the ORCID Launch Partners Program are research institutions, publishers, research funders, data repositories, and third party providers, including:
- The American Physical Society
- Aries Systems
- Boston University School of Medicine
- California Institute of Technology
- Faculty of 1000
- JMIR Publications
- Nature Publishing Group
- Thomson Reuters
- Wellcome Trust
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.