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January 20, 2016      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Notetaker:  UCB, Samantha Teplitzky


  1. Roll Call (Katie)
    UC Berkeley – Susan Koskinen, UC Berkeley – Samantha Teplitzky, UC Davis - Amy Studer, UC Davis - Mary Wood, UC Irvine - Mitchell Brown, UC Irvine - Shu Liu (co-Chair), UC Riverside - Rhonda Neugebauer, UC Santa Cruz - Christy Hightower, UC Santa Barbara – Gary Colmenar, CDL - Katie Fortney (CDL) (co-Chair), CDL - Jackie Wilson (CDL).
    Guests Marcus Banks, UCD, and the ORCID Project Team: Erik Mitchell, UCB, Lisa Schiff, CDL, Vessela Ensberg, UCD, Christy Caldwell, UCSC.
  2. Announcements - Katie asks us to look at charter for CKG and suggest changes by 2/8.
  3. Discussion: ORCID

Erik Mitchell gave an introduction to the work done by the ORCID project team (Erik Mitchell, Lisa Schiff, Vessela Ensberg, Christy Caldwell). Find their report here:

Purpose of report: to assess the state of ORCID adoption or interest, and answer question should CDL get consortial license for ORCID? In June, consortial license seemed premature. There was much interest, but not clear how campuses could leverage ORCID. Technical issue: how to store permission key from students to write research profiles.


  • How many faculty/students already have ORCIDs?
    Unclear, but data dump from ORCID possible.
  • Does ORCID improve functioning of Symplectic/publication management system?
    Wouldn’t make much difference in Symplectic elements profile, as the system is not currently taking publication records from ORCID, or pushing out to ORCID. There may be an API developed this year to help with better integration between platforms.
  • Other offices on campuses to collaborate with on ORCID?
    Example: Interest at Office of Research at Irvine, for grant compliance
  • Has there been interest in researcher profiles at other campuses?
    Diffuse interest, but everyone seemed unclear about which group would lead such an effort within or across campuses.
  • Possible researcher ID day at Berkeley in spring (tentatively April 20). Ideas still in development at Berkeley - possible events elsewhere?
    Past event at UCLA - how ORCID, publication management system and profiles would work together
  • Is ORCID suspending batch # assignments?
    Yes, found less effective, accounts went unused.
  • Other researcher IDs besides ORCID?
    Crossref, Scopus mentioned but consensus that ORCID has risen to the top as non-profit, driven by community stakeholders, open, transparent, independent organization.
  • How is ORCID funded?
    Memberships, grant funding, purchasing of national, consortial licensing, faster uptake in Europe, South America where more formal policies around research
  • Questions about UCB grad student project from report:
    “The two specific use cases both come from UCB, and both of them come from outside the Library. One potential project would involve tracking doctoral graduates’ productivity and employment over time in a more robust manner than done to date. Those metrics are used to evaluate the quality of graduate programs, and are of great interest to the Graduate Division”

    Not pursued yet, but considered a mainstream idea that would be of interest to grad students, and helpful to grad division possibly in lieu of survey they do of grad students.

Background readings:


Topics for February:

Updates from Jackie - Luminos, Open Book Publishers, Open Library of the Humanities

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