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Author identifiers: 1) Services at arXiv and 2) ORCID and repositories
The 5th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2010)
Madrid, Spain, 6-9 July 2010
I will present two separate but related topics where experience with the first provides much of my perspective with the second.
Public author identifiers and services based on them were introduced in March 2009 and early work and design was reported at OR09. The original services have been running for a year now and additional facilities have been added. I will report and uptake and usage patterns, and describe the more popular services.
ORCID is an exciting initiative involving both commercial and academic participants that aims to build a registry and assign identifiers to address the author ambiguity problem. I will report on the current status of this rapidly evolving project and suggest how the repository community may contribute to and benefit from it.
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