January 19, 2022

PID: ORCID Releases 2017 Annual Report; More than 4.5 Million iDs Now Registered

From an Introductory Blog Post:

We achieved several adoption and usage milestones, including ORCID Pi Day(to celebrate the 3,141,593rd ORCID registrant) in March; 4 million registrants in time for our 5th anniversary; 1.5 million records with at least one connection, and 10 million unique DOIs connected to ORCID records.  The Registry continues to garner strong global usage. You can find all the latest ORCID stats on our new, improved page.


We made progress on 40 new technology projects, including launching version 2.0 of the ORCID API; migrating to a new content delivery network architecture that better supports our global operations; switching the ORCID identifier to a secure protocol and implementing OpenID Connect; and streamlining the processing of our annual public datafile and enabling on-demand public datafiles for our premium members.

Read the Complete Blog Post

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.