Auto-Update has Arrived!
Auto update has arrived; ORCiD records move to the next level
CrossRef-ORCiD autoupdate: all you need to know slide set
I got this exciting news in my email because I have an ORCiD:
"To reduce the amount of time you spend maintaining your ORCID record, we have been working with selected member organizations including CrossRef and DataCite - non-profits that work with publishers and data centers to provide digital object identifiers (DOIs) - to enable automatic updates to your ORCID record. These organizations may post messages to your Inbox requesting your permission to update your record when you use your ORCID iD during manuscript submission or dataset deposit. You need grant permission only once, and may revoke permission at any time. To learn more about this feature, please see "About the ORCID Inbox". As before, we never share your email address with anyone without your consent."
So many publishers and others are integrating with ORCiD, automatic posting had to begin eventually. Manual maintenance of information in ORCiD is a job no busy person really wants to remember to do.
Social network overload ‘wastes academics’ time: Sheer number of online profiles to be filled out a ‘disservice’ to scholars, Amsterdam conference hears (from Times Higher Education this month) “One solution to the problem of multiple profiles may be ORCID, an international scheme that assigns a unique identifier to researchers to prevent name mix-ups. Academics can add their research profile to the system and then sync it with other networks, such as Elsevier’s Scopus database.”
If you are a Mendeley user, Mendeley Profiles (integrating with Scopus) and Mendeley Stats will be features you may be interested in. More info: Mendeley is evolving! Note: Mendeley to ORCID allows users to sync publications between their ORCID and Mendeley accounts.
Digital Identifiers Improve Recognition and Credit: ORCID, post on PLOS blogs
More info: libguides.wustl.edu/orcid