At Northumbria, the University Library has been proactively promoting and supporting ORCID implementation, both as an identifier in the institutional repository Northumbria Research Link (NRL) and as part of a well-established research skills programme. This project provides an opportunity to explore broader implementation of ORCID at different stages of researcher career paths and throughout the research cycle via a multi-stakeholder partnership across the institution.

Two use cases will explore practical workflows to maximise the potential of ORCID to enrich the institutional and wider research environment. The first use case – ’Moving ORCID upstream’, will add the identifier as an additional field in the postgraduate research student record for submission as part of the 2014 HESA return, thereby testing the notion that establishing registration closer to the source of data flow through the enterprise architecture most effectively streamlines multiple application.

The second use case – ‘Enhancing registration in campus based publishing partnerships’, will incorporate ORCID as part of a family of registration standards supported by the Scholarly Publications team in the University Library as part of a new digital publication service for Faculty run Open Access journal titles, thereby capturing external as well as internal authors.


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