ORCID: The Universal Author Identifier
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Presenter: Andrea Ketchum, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Summary: Almost 25% of PubMed queries are author searches, yet 2/3 of authors in MEDLINE share the same last name and first initial with an average of eight other authors! This session will explore name ambiguity and introduce ORCID, the international registry that provides a persistent digital identifier to authors, useful throughout the scholarly communication lifecycle. Learn the benefits of ORCID to authors and researchers as well as publishers, funders, universities and professional societies, and how to get started with a new ORCID ID.