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.
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.