May 18, 2022

Summary Report: “ORCID in Book Workflows: Report and Recommendations”


2017-08-01_21-17-12The community wants to know how best to implement ORCID iDs in book publishing workflows, so in 2016 we convened representatives from service providers and publishers small and large and formed a community working group on the topic. ORCID contributed project management support and engaged a consultant, who carried out a survey of around 100 organizations, interviewed representatives from the books community, and wrote up the findings in a summary report.


Books Workflows Recommendations for ORCID

Work with publishers that publish large volumes of conference proceedings, book series, or large reference works, especially those who publish both books and journals.

Implementation should target the points in the book workflow where there is the most direct author and editor contact and the most perceived benefit: acquisitions, proofing, marketing.

Create a boilerplate white-label document making the case for ORCID that a society or publisher could adapt and incorporate in their own systems.
Publicize successes of publishers who incorporate ORCID into book workflows.
Engage with title management systems.

Work with societies in fields where conference proceedings are of prime importance.

Work with organizations such as MLA, the OCLC, ISNI, the British Library, the National Library of the Netherlands, and JSTOR to explore interoperability, back lists (connecting iDs to books and books chapters that have already been published), and more.

Direct to Full Text Report (via Figshare)
33 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.